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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 cut up aside. within the Disruption, because it was once known as, those that left to shape the loose Church of Scotland claimed they did so as the legislations denied congregations the liberty to opt for their very own pastor. As they observed it, this basic Christian correct have been usurped through lay buyers, who, by means of the Patronage Act of 1712, have been given the privilege of selecting and proposing parish ministers.
But lay patronage used to be not anything new to the Church in Scotland, and to this present day 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 background of Scottish lay patronage and the way antipathy to it constructed. In A nice Grievance, Laurence Whitley lines the way in which attitudes ebbed and flowed from earliest instances, after which primarily physique of the ebook, seems to be on the position of Scottish lay patronage within the impressive and complicated interval in British background that the fantastic Revolution of 1688. The e-book 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 used to be referred to as to be Minister of Glasgow Cathedral in 2007.

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