Essays in tribute to Rev Dr WD Bailie for his work for the Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland
This book was produced to pay tribute to Dr Desmond Bailie for his work for the Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland over many years by bringing together in one book six representative samples of his important and varied work, rather than by using the work of other people - a kind of festschrift with a difference!
His piece on the 1859 Revival was his first published work, appearing in Biblical Theology in May 1958, while his work on the 1625 Six Mile Water Revival, though written in 1955 as a Paul Essay, wasn't published until 1976. It has always been very highly regarded and has been reprinted several times.
William Steel Dickson first appeared as issue No. 6 of the Historical Society's Bulletin in 1976, though it has been revised since then, while Samuel Barber was contributed as a chapter to Challenge & Conflict in 1981. The article on Presbyterian Worship was given as the Robert Allen lecture in Union College in 1987, and that on Sir George Rawdon first appeared in the 1984 Bulletin.