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Established Churches

Iain McLean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print November 2009 | ISBN: 9780199546954
Published online February 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191720031 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0014
Established Churches

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Two contradictory Protestant truths. Nature of church establishment in England and Scotland. Its non‐existence in Wales and Northern Ireland. A confused archbishop. Prevalence of religious belief in the United Kingdom since 1851. Religion and social policy: variation in social attitudes between religious and non‐religious people in the United Kingdom. Withdrawal of Prime Minister from appointing bishops 2007: de facto disestablishment? Whether religious representatives have a role in a democratic parliament. Religious pluralism and charitable regulation. The theology of Calvinism from Andrew Melvill to the Percy case. Status of the Church of Scotland Act 1921.

Keywords: Protestantism; Church of England; Church of Scotland; Disruption; Carey, George; Williams, Rowan; disestablishment; Charity Commission; Percy case; Church of Scotland Act 1921; religious hatred

Chapter.  10494 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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