A Preacher Historian Passes - Rev. Peter Marshall
Tue, Dec 28th, 2010 2:48:28 pm
I just discovered today while visiting Peter Marshall's website that he died suddenly at the age of 70 in September of this year. His book The Light and the Glory, published in 1977, was instrumental in developing my views of our godly American heritage, and along with the writings of Francis Schaffer, helped early to develop my Christian world view. He will be greatly missed. The concern I have today is that the preachers who spoke the uncompromising word of God with a warning to the American people are passing from the scene with no replacements. Woe unto that generation that has no one to warn them. Who will replace the Jerry Falwell's, the D. James Kennedy's, the Adrian Rogers', and the Peter Marshall's of our day? Not this new seeker sensitive, mod, trendy contemporary group where the mention of sin has been omitted from the pulpit. We must pray that God will raise up younger men who will sound the clarion call and will be studied in the history of this nation and of the Scriptures. I have included some links to Reverend Peter Marshall's books and audio clips of some of his sermons. Ohio Christian Alliance will be purchasing these books and making them available to a new generation of young conservatives.
It is with enormous sadness that we announce the sudden death of our father, the Reverend Peter J. Marshall, on Wednesday evening in Orleans, Massachusetts. He was 70 years old.
Born on January 21, 1940, Peter John Marshall was the son of the Scottish minister, Dr. Peter Marshall, who became pastor of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC, in 1937 and was appointed twice as Chaplain of the U.S. Senate, serving from January 1947 until his sudden death at the age of 46.
Dad's mother, Catherine Marshall, wrote the best-selling biography of her husband entitled A Man Called Peter. This book was later made into an Oscar-nominated film of the same title (1955) in which dad was portrayed as a young child by the actor Billy Chapin. Our grandmother went on to write over 20 books, including many editions of her husband's sermons, several inspirational books, and the best-selling novel Christy. A graduate of Mount Hermon School in Northfield, MA, our father attended Yale University where he sang in the Yale Glee Club and earned a bachelor's degree in history. He then entered Princeton Theological Seminary from which he was graduated in 1965 and ordained as a minister of the Presbyterian Church, USA. For the next twelve years, he served pastorates in West Hartford, CT, and East Dennis, MA. Since 1977, he had devoted himself to a nationwide ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. He co-authored three best-selling books—The Light and The Glory, From Sea to Shining Sea, and Sounding Forth the Trumpet.
Rev. Marshall is survived by his children, Mary Elizabeth Marshall, Peter Jonathan Marshall, and David Christopher Marshall, two step-brothers, Chester LeSourd of Chattanooga, TN, and Jeffrey LeSourd of Lincoln, VA, a step-sister, Linda LeSourd Lader of Washington, DC, and Charleston, SC, and three grandchildren. Our mother, Edith Marshall Roberts, also survives.
Here is the audio link
Here is the link to purchase Rev. Marshall's books on American history