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Early Years

Steve Bruce

in Paisley: Religion and Politics in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199281022
eISBN:
9780191712760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281022.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter details the history of the Paisley family, clarifies the distinctive elements of Paisley's evangelical Protestant faith, describes the rural roots of his movement, and charts the slow ... More


Church Established

STEVE BRUCE

in Paisley: Religion and Politics in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199281022
eISBN:
9780191712760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281022.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter details the growth of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster in Northern Ireland (and its international expansion) and its development of schools, missionary work, and theological ... More


Church and Party

Steve Bruce

in Paisley: Religion and Politics in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199281022
eISBN:
9780191712760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281022.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter documents the links between Paisley's church and his party. It discusses church reservations about involvement in politics and party attempts to reconcile religious preferences with ... More


The Long Shadow of the Disruption

Jean Clark

in The Courts, the Church and the Constitution: Aspects of the Disruption of 1843

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637546
eISBN:
9780748671588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637546.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter presents a lecture covering the Percy case (2005); the question of ‘spiritual independence’; attitudes to Scots law; Free Church attitudes to ‘establishment’ at the time of the ... More


The Church Divided

Stewart J. Brown

in Thomas Chalmers and the Godly Commonwealth in Scotland

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192131140
eISBN:
9780191670039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192131140.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

In 1839, the rising tension of the controversies regarding both Church Extension and the spiritual independence of the Church, combined with the economic depression and a darkening social ... More


The Courts, the Church and the Constitution: Aspects of the Disruption of 1843

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637546
eISBN:
9780748671588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637546.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Commissioned by the Clark Foundation for Legal Education, this book is derived from the inaugural Jean Clark Lectures, hosted by the University of Aberdeen in 2007. Across three lectures, the text ... More


The Public Face of the Seminary

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0034
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter thirty-four examines Hodge as he establishes himself as the leading professor at Princeton Theological Seminary. Through his teaching, administration, and hospitality of famous guests such as ... More


‘The Eloquent and Fearless Friend of the Slave’

Daniel Ritchie

in Isaac Nelson: Radical Abolitionist, Evangelical Presbyterian, and Irish Nationalist

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941282
eISBN:
9781789629149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941282.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter has highlights the central importance of Nelson to Belfast anti-slavery in the 1840s and early 1850s. Nelson’s emergence as a leading anti-slavery campaigner took place against the ... More


The Vision Fades

Stewart J. Brown

in Thomas Chalmers and the Godly Commonwealth in Scotland

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192131140
eISBN:
9780191670039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192131140.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

Chalmers's Free Church failed to reach the poorest working-class neighbourhoods. At the same time as he was pursuing his West Port model operation, Chalmers had worked vigorously to create public ... More


Thomas Chalmers and the Godly Commonwealth in Scotland

S. J. Brown

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192131140
eISBN:
9780191670039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192131140.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

This book provides a detailed biography of Thomas Chalmers, the Scottish mathematician, theologian, and leader of the Free Church of Scotland, which was founded at the Disruption of 1843 with the ... More


Redefining Clerical and Audience Authority in the Architecture of Urban Revivals

Jeanne Halgren Kilde

in When Church Became Theatre: The Transformation of Evangelical Architecture and Worship in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143416
eISBN:
9780199834372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143418.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Examines the impact of early nineteenth‐century revivalism on church space and argues that the progenitors of the late nineteenth‐century auditorium churches were the theater‐like buildings used ... More


Religion and Ethnicity in Ulster Unionism

Steve Bruce

in Conservative Protestant Politics

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198293927
eISBN:
9780191685019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293927.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter starts by examining the political career of the Revd. Ian R. K. Paisley to show the role of religion in Ulster Unionist politics. The chapter discusses the rise of Paisley from being a ... More


Knowing God in History: The Scottish Critics and Principal Fairbairn

Peter Hinchliff

in God and History: Aspects of British Theology 1875-1914

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263333
eISBN:
9780191682483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263333.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the religious climate in Scotland in the 19th century. It also discusses the life and ideas of Andrew Martin Fairbairn, who became a prominent figure in English Free Church ... More


God and History: Aspects of British Theology 1875-1914

Peter Hinchliff

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263333
eISBN:
9780191682483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263333.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

It is well known that the scientific discoveries of the 19th century posed problems for Christian theology. Less well known is the fact that the new understanding of history, developed in the same ... More


Members one of another: Christianity, religion and the League

Helen McCarthy

in The British People and the League of Nations: Democracy, Citizenship and Internationalism, c. 1918–45

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719086168
eISBN:
9781781702659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086168.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter reveals that the League's movement cultivated sizeable Anglican and Free Church followings in England and Wales, benefiting from but also contributing to the drive towards ecumenical ... More


Free Church Traditions in Twentieth-Century Europe

Toivo Pilli and Ian M. Randall

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume IV: The Twentieth Century: Traditions in a Global Context

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199684045
eISBN:
9780191838927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199684045.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter focuses on the Free Church traditions, the heirs of earlier dissenting movements, in Europe in the twentieth century. This century posed major challenges to Free Church believers. The ... More


Fundamentalism in Scotland

Kenneth B. E. Roxburgh

in Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism in the United Kingdom during the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199664832
eISBN:
9780191765391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664832.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religious Studies

Fundamentalism in Scotland was always confined to a small minority within denominational life, found mainly in the Free Presbyterian Church from 1893 and the remnant of the Free Church which did not ... More


A Clash of Cultures: Revival in Forfarshire, Scotland, 1859

David Bebbington

in Victorian Religious Revivals: Culture and Piety in Local and Global Contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199575480
eISBN:
9780191741449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575480.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

During a revival at Ferryden in Forfarshire, Scotland, in 1859 rival worldviews came into collision. There a fishing community was closely associated with the Free Church of Scotland. Education, ... More


The House Divided Against Itself: The Kingdom of God in the Context of Debate

Johnston McKay

in The Kirk and the Kingdom: A Century of Tension in Scottish Social Theology 1830–1929

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748644735
eISBN:
9780748676705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748644735.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

From 1904 until the outbreak of the first World War, the United Free Church General Assembly was the place where the tensions between the contrasting attitudes towards social theology were most ... More


Dark, Polluted Gold

Alasdair Pettinger

in Frederick Douglass and Scotland, 1846: Living an Antislavery Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474444255
eISBN:
9781474459686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444255.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Outlines the main issue that dominated Douglass’s speeches in Scotland in 1846: the campaign to persuade the Free Church of Scotland to return the funds it had raised from pro-slavery churches in the ... More


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