Glasite Bibliography

The following books and articles are available on the history and theology of the Glasites/Sandemanians.


Conference Procedings

  • Walker, Williston. “The Sandemanians of New England.” In Annual Report of the American Historical Association for the Year 1901. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1902.

Journal Articles

  • Alan P.F. Sell, “John Chater: From Independent Minister to Sandemanian Author.”, Baptist Quarterly 31, no. 3 (July 1985): 100-17.
  • Dyron B. Daughrity, “Glasite Versus Haldanite: Scottish Divergence On the Question of Missions”, Restoration Quarterly 53, no. 2 (2011): 65-79.
  • Geoffrey Cantor, “Why Was Faraday Excluded from the Sandemanians in 1844?”, The British Journal for the History of Science 22, no. 4 (December 1989): 433-37.
  • Jean F. Hankins, “A Different Kind of Loyalist: The Sandemanians of New England During the Revolutionary War,” New England Quarterly 31, no. 3 (1987): 223-49.
  • J. Ford Stanley, “The Glasite-Sandemanian Movement in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World,” no. 15 (2001), 8–11
  • John Howard Smith, The Perfect Rule of the Christian Religion: A History of Sandemanianism in the Eighteenth Century, (2009), reviewed by Federick V. Mills, Sr., 36
  • J.T. Hornsby, “The Glasite or Sandemanian influence on the ‘Restoration’ movement of the ‘Disciples of Christ’”, Evangelical Quarterly 12, no. 3 (July 1940): 232-46.
  • Lynn McMillon, “Alexander Campbell’s Early Exposure to Scottish Restorationism, 1808-1809.”, Restoration Quarterly 30, no. 2 (1988): 105-10.
  • Lynn McMillon, “Discovery of the Earliest Extant Scottish Restoration Congregation”, Restoration Quarterly 30, no. 1 (1988): 43-52.
  • William Devlin. “The Ironic Legacy of Danbury’s “Kissites”: Religious Community and the Early Industrial Development of a Connecticut Town.” Connecticut History Review 56, no. 2 (2017): 129-43. doi:10.5406/connhistrevi.56.2.0129.

Theses and Dissertations

  •  J. F. Stanley. “The Glasite-Sandemanian Movement in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic World.” University of Oxford, 2005.
  • John Howard Smith. “They Suffer Only for Righteousness Sake”: The Glasite-Sandemanian Movement in the British-American Atlantic World,1720–1790.” State University of New York at Albany, 2003. 
  • J. T. Hornsby “John Glas: A Study of the Origins, Development and Influence of the Glasite Movement.” The University of Edinburgh, 1936.
  • Thomas Jacob South. “The Response of Andrew Fuller to the Sandemanian View of Saving Faith.” Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, 1993. 

A bibliography of the Haldanite Movement is also available.

2 replies on “Glasite Bibliography”

Hi, Josh. A really fine list here. Thank you for doing this. I realize this is a work in progress. As you go forward, be sure to include one or more articles published by Lynn McMillon in the Restoration Quarterly. During the 1980s, I believe, McMillon discovered one or more still-surviving Sandemanian churches in Great Britain and wrote about them.

Josh: Below are some sources I have gathered through the years on the Glas.Sandeman & Haldane. I could not get to the Haldane bib. some of these you may already know about.
Account of the life and character of Mr. John Glas, the late minister of the Gospel at Tealing, near Dundee, To which is added, an appendix, containing a short account of the proceedings of the church in his case, &c. &c. Edinburgh, W. Coke, 1813.

Glas, John. Works of Mr. John Glas. 5 vols. 2nd ed. 1782-1783. (Been digitally scanned as a part of Gale’s ECCO Print editions. Available at for about $35 to 40 each. There are a number of Glas and Sandeman items available in this series).

Haykin, Michael A. G. “Andrew Fuller and the Sandemanian Controversy,” in ‘At the Pure Fountain of Thy Word’, edited by Michael A. G. Haykin, 223-36. Waynesboro, GA: Paternoster, 2004

Hornsby, J. T. “The Case of Mr. John Glas.” Records of the Scottish Church History Society 6 (1937):115-37.

Hornsby, J. T. “John Glas: His Later Life and Work,” Records of the Scottish Church History Society 8 (1941): 94-113.

Lloyd-Jones, D. M. “Sandemanianism,” in The Puritans: Their Origins and Successors; addresses delivered at the Puritan and Westminster Conferences, 1959-1978, 170-90. Banner of Truth Trust, 2002.

Mullan, David G. “The Royal Law of Liberty: A Reassessment of the Early Career of John Glass.” The Journal of the United Reformed Church History Society 6, no. 4 (July 1999): 233-62.

Murray, Derek B. “The Influence of John Glas.” Records of the Scottish Church History Society 22, no. 1 (1984): 45-56.
Murray, Derek Boyd . The social and religious origins of Scottish non-Presbyterian protestant dissent from 1730-1800. Ph.D. diss. University of St Andrews, 1977.

Sandeman, Robert. LETTERS ON THERON AND ASPASIO. 2 vols. (Available in the Gale ECCO print editions.)

Haldane Bibiliography

Brownell, Kenneth. “Robert and James Haldane and the Quest for Evangelical Union,’ Foundations, no. 46 (Spring 2001): 3-16

Drummond, Al. “Robert Haldane at Geneva, 1816-17.” Records of the Scottish Church History Society 9 (1949)

Lovegrove, Deryck W. “Pope Haldane, Bishop Ewing and the Troubled Birth of Scottish Independency,” Records of the Scottish Church History Society 29 (1999): 23-38.

Lovegrove, Deryck W. “Unity and Separation: Contrasting Elements in the Thought and Practice of Robert and James Alexander Haldane.” In Protestant Evangelicalism: Britain, Ireland, Germany and American, c. 1750-c. 1950; Essays in Honour of W. R. Ward, edited by Keith Robbins, 153-77. Studies in Church history, Subsidia, 7. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1990.

Lovegrove, Deryck W. “’The Voice of Reproach and Outrage’: The Impact of Robert Haldane on French-Speaking Protestantism.” In Divers Manners: A St. Mary’s Miscellany to Commemorate the 450th Anniversary of the Founding of St. Mary’s College, edited by D. W. D. Shaw, 73-83. St. Mary’s College, University of St. Andrews, 1990.

Reeves, Dudley. “James Haldane: The Making of an Evangelist.” Banner of Truth, no. 103 (April 1972): 24-30.

Seaton, Jack. “James Haldane (1768-1851).” Banner of Truth, no 459 (Dec. 2001): 7-12.

Stewart, Kenneth J. “Robert Haldane’s Individualistic Mission.” In Restoring the Reformation, 65-90. Waynesboro, GA: Paternoster, 2006.