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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 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 legislation denied congregations the liberty to pick their very own pastor. As they observed it, this primary Christian correct have been usurped by means of lay consumers, who, by means of the Patronage Act of 1712, were 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 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 heritage 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 broadly speaking physique of the e-book, seems to be on the position of Scottish lay patronage within the remarkable and intricate interval in British historical past that the fantastic Revolution of 1688. The e-book examines many 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 used to be ordained in 1975. After serving parishes in Glasgow and Montrose, he used to be known as to be Minister of Glasgow Cathedral in 2007.

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