Scotland's Struggles for Religious Liberty by William Grinton Berry

Scotland's Struggles for Religious Liberty

byWilliam Grinton Berry

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1904 Excerpt: ... VI THE PRESENT CRISIS THE House of Lords has recently decided that the Free Church of Scotland, in joining with the United Presbyterian Church, has departed from two of the fundamentals on which it based itself at the commencement of its history--the principle of Establishment and the doctrine of fore-ordination and election as taught in the Confession of Faith. This judgment, of which, among Scotsmen of intelligence and spiritual character, there is but one opinion, comprises the topics of this chapter; for the ecclesiastical history of Scotland since the Disruption may be summed up under three heads: first, a movement for union between the Free and the United Presbyterian Churches, begun hopefully, extinguished dismally, revived triumphantly; second, the gradual growth and final preponderance of Voluntary (or Disestablishment) principles in the Free Church; and, third, the liberalising of Presbyterian theology. I. First, then, as to Union. Four years after the Disruption, in 1847, the Secession Church and the Relief Church linked hands to form the United Presbyterian Church. There were then three great Presbyterian communions in Scotland, identical in doctrine--the Established Church, the Free Church, and the United Presbyterian Church. The first, by reason of its connection with the State, was outside any movement for union on equal terms; individual members of the Free Church or the United Presbyterian Church might find a warm welcome, if they sought it, in the bosom of the Establishment, but only by surrendering the principles which had justified their severance from "the auld kirk." There seemed, however, to be no valid reason against an incorporating union between the Free Church and the United Presbyterian Church, and Dr. John Cairns,1 a minister of...

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Title:Scotland's Struggles for Religious LibertyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217045103

ISBN - 13:9780217045100

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