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About the Author: Norman MacLeod

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Reverend Norman Macleod the younger (1812–1872) was a Scottish clergyman and author. He was one of the founders of the Evangelical Alliance in 1847. In 1849 he became editor of the Edinburgh ‘Christian Instructor.’ MacLeod won many adherents by his practical schemes for the social reform of the people. He instituted temperance refreshment rooms, a Congregational penny savings bank, and held services specially for the poor. He was soon known as one of the most eloquent preachers in Scotland, and in 1857 was appointed chaplain to the queen, with whom he became a great favourite. In 1858 the university of Glasgow conferred on him the degree of D.D. ‘Good Words,’ a monthly magazine mainly, although not exclusively, devoted to religious topics, was established in London in 1860, with Macleod as editor, and quickly achieved success. He wrote for it many papers, stories, and sketches, which afterwards appeared in book form. In 1864 he was appointed convener of the India mission of the church of Scotland, in which he had for years taken a deep interest. In the same year he made a tour in Egypt and Palestine, of which he published an account in 1866, under the title ‘Eastward.’

Macleod was one of the most notable ecclesiastics that Scotland has produced, an eloquent preacher, an earnest philanthropist, a high-minded patriot, a man of broad and catholic spirit, a writer of no mean order, and a genial friend. Several monuments were raised to his memory. [wikisource]

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