Alexander McLeod (1774–1833) was a celebrated writer and well-known abolitionist leader in his time, but the body of his work has been inaccessible to the modern reader—until now.
Comprised of 18 writings, Keddie's volume gathers McLeod's work into three categories.
"Redemption" offers gems about intimacy with God and careful exegeses of Romans 8:18-23 and 9:22-23.
"Reconciliation" includes an examination of Christ's atonement and its reconciling effect, as well as an essay on how the work of pastoral ministry is a ministry of reconciliation.
In "Reformation," you'll discover McLeod's important essay on the kingship of Christ and another on his call for the end to slavery—an 1802 tract that was published repeatedly in 11 editions up until the Civil War.
This volume is a marvelous gem of historical biography and devotional theology. This is the kind of good old book that makes for happy and relevant reading. — WILLIAM VANDOODEWAARD. professor of church history, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan
The still useful articles by Alexander McLeod, a central founder of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in America, are helpful, not easy, reading. Included is his famous 1802 takedown of American race-based slavery. — WILLIAM EDGAR, retired pastor and author of History of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America 1871–1920.
The literatures of Rev. Dr. Alexander McLeod, a biblical exegetist, give readers an opportunity to understand the radical antislavery motives and Christian beliefs of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in the United States in the nineteenth century. — ROCHELLE E. DANQUAH, History Department, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI