Originally published in 1982. This biography of Charles Haddon Spurgeon attempts to place the man within the framework of his time. The emphasis is upon Spurgeon as a representative Victorian, who succeeded because his values were those of the dominant middle class. This study also seeks to illuminate the motives which drove him, time after time, to seek the spotlight of controversy. C. H. Spurgeon remains highly influential among Christians of various denominations to this day.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Education of a Preacher 2. The Peaching Sensation of London 3. The Pastor of the Tabernacle 4. Evangelist to the World 5. Ritualism and Regeneration 6. A Political Dissenter 7. Defender of the Faith 8. The Downgrade Controversy 9. Last Years; Conclusion; Bibliography; Notes on Additional Bibliography; Index