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Gaelic Episcopalianism

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/10.1093/0199249229.003.0003
 Gaelic Episcopalianism

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Establishes the reality and patterns of a genuinely Scottish Gaelic Episcopalianism against the historiographical marginality that has been assigned to Scottish historians. It proves that Gaelic Episcopalianism was widespread in the Highlands at the end of the nineteenth century and managed to survive in defined areas into the nineteenth century. This was despite the depredations of Evangelical missionaries, the poverty and the increasing Anglicization of their own Church. Gaelic Episcopalian religion is identified as centred around the Gaelic language, bible, and prayerbook, with Gaels acting as agents in their own religious survival in many cases.

Keywords: anglicization; bible; Evangelicalism; Gaelic Episcopalianism; Gaels; language; Highlands; historiography; prayerbook; religion

Chapter.  25588 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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