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Traditional Rural Episcopalianism: The North‐East

Rowan Strong

in Episcopalianism in Nineteenth-Century Scotland

Published in print March 2002 | ISBN: 9780199249220
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600760 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199249229.003.0002
 Traditional Rural Episcopalianism: The North‐East

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Looks at the maintenance of a distinctive Episcopalian culture in rural Scotland by examining the religious cultures of Episcopalian crofters, farmers, and fisherfolk in Buchan and Aberdeenshire. It seeks to contradict the prevailing historical judgement that Episcopalianism was a religion of the landed classes and to restore a historical voice to these rural classes of Episcopalian Scots. It examines reasons for the longevity of Episcopalianism in this region from the eighteenth to the twentieth century.

Keywords: Aberdeenshire; Buchan; crofters; farmers; fisherfolk; landed classes; North‐east Scotland; rural Scotland

Chapter.  13494 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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