The Long Shadow of the Disruption

Jean Clark

in The Courts, the Church and the Constitution

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2008 | ISBN: 9780748637546
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671588 | DOI:
The Long Shadow of the Disruption

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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 Disruption; developments during the nineteenth century; the United Free Church created in 1900; the Free Church case (1904); the position of the Lord President Kinross; the speech of Haldane QC; the opinions on Free Church property; the Churches (Scotland) Act 1905; the moves to unification of the United Free Church and the Church of Scotland; the Church of Scotland Act 1921; the Church of Scotland (Property and Endowments) Act 1925; and a final assessment of the Disruption dispute.

Keywords: Jean Clark Lectures; Scots law; Free Church; Disruption; Lord President Kinross; Church of Scotland Act 1921

Chapter.  24781 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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