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What is the enduring impact of Presbyterianism on what it means to be Scottish Presbyterianism has shaped Scotland and its impact on the world Behind its beliefs lie some distinctive practices of governance which endure even when belief fades These practices place a particular emphasis on the detailed recording of decisions and what we can term a systemic form of accountability This book examines the emergence and consolidation of such practices in the eighteenth century Church of Scotland Using extensive archival research and detailed local case studies, it contrasts them to what is termed a personal form of accountability in England in the same period This supports the contrast that has been made by other authors between a focus on system in Scotland, character in England The wider impact of this approach to governance and accountability, especially in the United States of America, is explored, as is the enduring impact of these practices in shaping Scottish identity This book offers a fresh perspective on the Presbyterian legacy in contemporary Scottish historiography, at the same time as informing current debates on national identity....

Title : Religion and National Identity: Governing Scottish Presbyterianism in the Eighteenth Century
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ISBN : 0748699155
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press 1 edition April 1, 2015
Number of Pages : 320 pages
File Size : 872 KB
Status : Available For Download
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