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FROM REFORM TO RENEWAL PB

FROM REFORM TO RENEWAL PB
This popular history offers a broad sweep of major themes in the story of the post-reformation Church of Scotland, century by eventful century...
 
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ISBN/EAN: 9780861539765
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Publisher: ST ANDREWS PRESS
Author: MACDONALD FINLAY
 
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This popular history offers a broad sweep of major themes in the story of the post-reformation Church of Scotland, century by eventful century.
Accessible, informed and engaging, it is written for church people wishing to learn more of their story and also for general readers interested in the history of a significant Scottish institution.

The headline events and key issues of each century are explored:
- 16th - the aftermath of Reformation; John Knox and Mary Queen of Scots and the laying of foundations for a new presbyterian church
- 17th - the struggles between presbyterian democratic concepts of leadership and episcopacy, kirk and king, crown and covenant, leading to the 1690s establishment of the Kirk as the national church of Scotland
- 18th - official recognition of a separate Scottish Episcopal Church; fragmentation and splits within the presbyterian establishment; theological and political controversies underlying these
- 19th the rise of foreign missions; development of biblical criticism; the major split of the 1843 Disruption
- 20th - the great reunion of 1929 followed by the kirk's 'glory days' with membership peaking mid-century 1.3 million and its subsequent decline; new ventures - the church extension movement, women's ordination, acceptance of gay ministers
- 21st the renewal of mission, the work of the church today and tomorrow

About the Author:

Finlay Macdonald is a former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church and was its Principal Clerk until 2010. He is Chair of the Trustees of Iona Abbey and is the author of 'Confidence in a Changing Church' published by Saint Andrew Press (2004), Luke Paul (2012) and Luke Paul and the Mosque (2013) published by Shoving Leopard.

Product details:

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: St Andrew Press (30 April 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0861539761
ISBN-13: 978-0861539765
Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.8 x 13.6 cm
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