Religious conversion in the sermons of Billy Graham during the All Scotland Crusade of 1955

Kenneth Samuel Jeffrey* (Corresponding Author)

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Billy Graham was one of the world’s most famous Christian evangelists in the twentieth century. He visited Scotland in 1955 and led a six week Crusade at the Kelvin Hall in Glasgow. Thousands of people attended these rallies and listened to Graham preach. At the end of the campaign, it was calculated that 26,457 people had responded to the Gospel message proclaimed by Graham. This paper, based upon a critical examination of twenty four sermons delivered by Graham, will discuss how the American evangelist presented Evangelical conversion during this Crusade in Scotland. It will explore how becoming a Christian was proclaimed by Graham to his Scottish audience in 1955.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-173
Number of pages17
JournalScottish Church History
Issue number2
Early online date1 Sept 2022
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2022

Bibliographical note

Permission was granted to use quotations from Billy Graham’s All Scotland Crusade sermons by the Billy Graham Literary Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. © Billy Graham Literary Foundation.


  • All Scotland Crusade
  • conversion
  • evangelist
  • Gospel
  • Billy Graham
  • new birth


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