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Restoration movement (Christianity)--History|y19th century.

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Campbell, Alexander

Global History Chapter

1. Emergence of the Stone-Campbell Movement

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Reproduction of Painting, "View of Glasgow and the Cathedral," by John Adam Plimmer Houston, 1840s, in the St. Mungo Museum of Religion and Art, Glasgow, UK


Use images from Glasgow and the University of Glasgow to develop cultural awareness of the social and intellectual environment Alexander Campbell experienced while attending the University 1808-1809.


Houston's painting of how Glasgow looked in the 1840s would have looked familiar to Alexander. The Cathedral is at the right. In the center of the painting, the multistory block of buildings with a tall dark tower is the campus of the University of Glasgow, founded at the cathedral in 1451. It relocated in 1460 to the location depicted here. The cathedral runs east and west, so the painting depicts the scene toward the west, where hills rise to the south and north of the Firth of Clyde. Between the hillside in the foreground and the Cathedral ran Moldinar Burn, on the banks of which Glasgow was founded. The bridge over the Burn was named the Bridge of Sighs. The hillside, now covered with elaborate funerary monuments, is still a popular vantage point for visitors.


Alexander Campbell, Glasgow University, Scotland


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