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The Mechanics of Relief

John McCallum

in Poor Relief and the Church in Scotland, 1560-1650

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474427272
eISBN:
9781474453929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427272.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter analyses the key features of the relief system whose establishment and extent was traced in the previous chapters. It focuses on the fundraising mechanisms used by kirk sessions as well ... More


The Kirk Session

Alistair Mutch

in Religion and National Identity: Governing Scottish Presbyterianism in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748699155
eISBN:
9781474412513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699155.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The kirk session was the fundamental building block of the governance structure of the Church of Scotland. It was always chaired by the minister as its moderator. The nature of the ministerial cadre ... More


The Emergence of a Governance System

Alistair Mutch

in Religion and National Identity: Governing Scottish Presbyterianism in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748699155
eISBN:
9781474412513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699155.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The structure of the Church of Scotland is outlined, with a particular focus on material factors, such as the large size of parishes and problems of moving round them. This forms an important context ... More


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