Scottish Reformation Society
Alexander Peden (c.1626-1686) was one of the best known of the field preachers during the covenanting times in Scotland. Born in Ayrshire, probably in the parish of Sorn, he was briefly minister of New Luce before his ejection, along with several hundred other ministers, in 1662-3. For the rest of his life he was a wanderer, preaching the gospel in homes and fields wherever he went. He was renowned for his hairbreadth escapes from capture and for his remarkable insight into events and providences.
The purpose of this present work is to place the main facts of Peden's life in a convenient form before the modern reader. At a time when the truths for which Peden contended are at a discount in our land, it is right that his testimony to the grace of God should be kept in remembrance.