A Great Grievance: Ecclesiastical Lay Patronage in Scotland by Laurence A.B. Whitley,W. Ian P. Hazlett PDF

By Laurence A.B. Whitley,W. Ian P. Hazlett

ISBN-10: 149826316X

ISBN-13: 9781498263160

ISBN-10: 1610979907

ISBN-13: 9781610979900

In 1843 the Church of Scotland break up aside. within the Disruption, because it used to be known as, those that left to shape the loose Church of Scotland claimed they did so as the legislations denied congregations the liberty to decide on their very own pastor. As they observed it, this basic Christian correct were usurped by means of lay buyers, who, through the Patronage Act of 1712, have been given the privilege of selecting and providing parish ministers.
But lay patronage used to be not anything new to the Church in Scotland, and to today it continues to be a suitable perform south of the border. What have been the problems that made Scotland different?
To date, little paintings has been performed at the historical past of Scottish lay patronage and the way antipathy to it constructed. In A nice Grievance, Laurence Whitley strains the best way attitudes ebbed and flowed from earliest occasions, after which frequently physique of the booklet, appears on the position of Scottish lay patronage within the amazing and complicated interval in British heritage that the wonderful Revolution of 1688. The ebook examines the various myths and controversies that sprung up and attracts a few unforeseen conclusions.

Laurence A. B. Whitley is a minister of the Church of Scotland and used to be ordained in 1975. After serving parishes in Glasgow and Montrose, he was once referred to as to be Minister of Glasgow Cathedral in 2007.

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