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The Church and Housing

Johnston McKay

in The Kirk and the Kingdom

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780748644735
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780748676705 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748644735.003.0004
The Church and Housing

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Three Glasgow ministers, John Marshall Lang, Donald Macleod and Frederick Lockhart Robertson, who were greatly influenced by Flint initially persuaded the Church of Scotland's Presbytery of Glasgow to undertake an examination of housing conditions. While the work of Lang and Macleod has been well examined, the work of Robertson has been almost completely ignored. His critical work in having the Presbytery's Housing Commission set up, and, even more importantly his role in chairing it and then promoting its aim of establishing a Housing Fund in the city is outlined. The contribution of the United Free Church of Scotland to the Royal Commission on Housing is also analysed.

Keywords: Glasgow Presbytery; Housing Commission; Frederick Lockhart Robnertson

Chapter.  9823 words. 

Subjects: History of Religion

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