Even before his death in 1892 newspapers and church leaders disputed over the features of Spurgeon's life which entitled him to fame. What was it that made him most worthy of remembrance? This book seeks to throw light on the reasons which have given rise to the superficial image of Spurgeon as a genial Victorian pulpiteer, a kind of grandfather of modern evangelicalism. Murray traces the main lines of Spurgeons spiritual thought in connection with the three great controversies in his ministry - his stand against the diluted gospel; the famous Baptismal Regeneration debate of 1864; and when he sought to awaken Christians to the danger of the Church being buried beneath the boiling mud-showers of modern heresy. An incisive, historical and theological insight into the great 19th century Baptist, with emphasis on the doctrines that moulded his life and thought.