Henry Scougal

Plaque to Henry Scougal in [[King's College, Aberdeen Henry Scougal (1650–1678) was a Scottish theologian, minister and author.

Henry Scougal was the second son of Patrick Scougal and Margaret Wemys. His father was Bishop of Aberdeen for more than 20 years.

From his infancy, Scougal was raised with religion. From his youth, Scougal spent his free hours in reading, meditation and prayer. He especially enjoyed studying the historical passages of the Old Testament.

In 1665 Scougal entered King's College, University of Aberdeen, and, after graduation, was promoted to the office of professor of philosophy. In 1672, Scougal was ordained and appointed minister of a church 20 miles from Aberdeen, where he served for one year before returning to take the office of professor of divinity at King's College, where he taught for five years. He spoke Latin, Hebrew, and a few Asian languages.

Scougal produced a number of works while a pastor and professor of divinity at King's. His most recognized work, ''The Life Of God In The Soul Of Man'' [https://books.google.com/books?id=-VkNAAAAYAAJ&dq=Scougal%20life%20of%20God%20in%20the%20soul%20of%20man&pg=PR1#v=onepage&q=&f=false], was originally written to a friend to explain Christianity and give spiritual counsel. This work was almost universally praised by the leaders of the Great Awakening, including George Whitefield, who said he never really understood what true religion was until he had digested Scougal's treatise.

On 13 June 1678 Scougal died of tuberculosis. Provided by Wikipedia

by Scougal, Henry
Published 1714
printed by and for C. Brown, and T. Norris, and sold at the Looking Glass on London Bridge

by Scougal, Henry
Published 1770
printed for John Rivington, Bookseller to The Society for promoting Christian Knowledge, at the Bible and Crown (no 62.) in St Paul's Church-Yard

by Scougal, Henry
Published 1733
printed for J. Downing in Bartholomew-Close, near West-Smithfield

by Scougal, Henry
Published 1726
printed for J. Downing, in Bartholomew-Close near West-Smithfield; and G. Strahan, at the Golden-Ball, over-against the Royal-Exchange in Cornhill
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by Scougal, Henry
Published 1759
printed by Francis Douglas, and sold at his shop in the End of the Broadgate
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by Scougal, Henry
Published 1765
printed for, and sold by Alexander Angus and Son
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by Scougal, Henry
Published 1744
printed by John Gooding, on the Side: sold by R. Akenhead, on Tyne Bridge, Newcastle; by T. Trye, at Gray's Inn Gate, Holbourn, at the Foundery, near Upper-Moorfields, London; and at the New-School in the Horse-Fair, Bristol

by Scougal, Henry
Published 1735
printed for M. Downing, in Bartholomew-Close, near West-Smithfield

by Scougal, Henry
Published 1740
printed for J. Paton, and G. Hamilton and J. Balfour in Company, Booksellers

by Scougal, Henry
Published 1749
printed by John Hall; for Daniel Baxter Bookseller, near the Head of the Slat-Market

by Scougal, Henry
Published 1702
printed for Thomas Bever, at the Hand and Star within Temple-Bar

by Scougal, Henry
Published 1779
argraffwyd gan Ioan Ross yn Heol-y-Prior, gerllaw'r Eglwys

by Scougal, Henry
Published 1748
printed for R. Ware, at the Bible and Sun on Ludgate-Hill; C. Hitch, at the Red Lion in Pater-Noster-Row; and J. Hodges, at the Looking Glass on London-Bridge

by Scougal, Henry
Published 1739
printed and sold by M. Downing, in Bartholomew-Close, near West-Smithfield

by Scougal, Henry
Published 1782
printed for J.F. and C. Rivington, Booksellers to The Society for promoting Christian Knowledge, at the Bible and Crown (no 62) in St. Paul's Church-Yard