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The Chair of Verity : Political preaching and pulpit censure in eighteenth-century Scotland

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by Crawford Ronald Lyndsay Crawford

    • Author

      Crawford Ronald Lyndsay Crawford

    • Book Format

      Paperback

    • Publisher

      Humming Earth

    • Published

      January 2020

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      The Chair of Verity : Political preaching and pulpit censure in eighteenth-century Scotland

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      Expanding a hypothesis the author first developed in his earlier publications, this is an examination not merely of the extent to which ministers of the Church of Scotland, depending on their factional loyalties, sharply differed in the messages they sought to convey to their own congregations (and through the medium of print to the wider world) on a wide spectrum of contemporary issues, but also of how their own personalities impacted on their sermons, often revealing their innate political as well as their theological leanings. In a wide-ranging and thoughtful Introduction, Crawford argues that politics and the pulpit have been inter-dependent from the middle ages - but more especially since the Reformation when political preaching became synonymous with the preaching of men like Luther, Calvin and, in Scotland, Knox. Subsequent chapters analyse key Enlightenment issues including the stance of the Kirk - and of individual ministers – on patronage, the stage, heresy, political reform, patriotism, America, popery and slavery, as articulated from the chair of verity. Additionally, and unusually in an Enlightenment historian, the author is able to deploy an impressive understanding of legal history in order to extend the scope of his study, specifically to cover the related (but imperfectly understood) issue of pulpit censure.

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      • Author

        Crawford Ronald Lyndsay Crawford

      • Book Format

        Paperback

      • Publisher

        Humming Earth

      • Published

        January 2020

      • Weight

        627g

      • Dimensions

        153 x 229 x 25 mm

      • ISBN

        9781846220548

      • ISBN-10

        1846220548

      • Eden Code

        5194498

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      • Author/Creator: Crawford Ronald Lyndsay Crawford

      • ISBN: 9781846220548

      • Publisher: Humming Earth

      • Release Date: January 2020

      • Weight: 627g

      • Dimensions: 153 x 229 x 25 mm

      • Eden Code: 5194498


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