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

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 unfastened Church of Scotland claimed they did so as the legislations denied congregations the liberty to choose their very own pastor. As they observed it, this primary Christian correct were usurped through lay buyers, who, through the Patronage Act of 1712, have been given the privilege of selecting and featuring parish ministers.
But lay patronage used to be not anything new to the Church in Scotland, and to at the present time 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 heritage of Scottish lay patronage and the way antipathy to it built. In A nice Grievance, Laurence Whitley lines the way in which attitudes ebbed and flowed from earliest occasions, after which mostly physique of the booklet, appears on the position of Scottish lay patronage within the awesome and complicated interval in British background that the wonderful Revolution of 1688. The booklet examines a number of the 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 was once 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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