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    • Being ecumenical in Scotland today 

      Kesting, Sheilagh M. (St Mary's College, University of St Andrews, 2006-12-01) - Journal article
      Sheilagh Kesting identifies four areas which affect the ecumenical landscape of Scotland: the legacy of centuries of bitter religious division; continuing sectarianism; the dominance of the Church of Scotland (and more ...
    • “Donnez-moi une place”: an introduction to the theological ethics of France Quéré 

      Sinclair, David (St Mary's College, University of St Andrews, 2006-06-01) - Journal article
      David Sinclair first presented this reflection on the writing of the French ethicist France Quéré (1936–95) at the inaugural meeting of the Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council in order to demonstrate the kind ...
    • Ecumenical action in the Gorbals 

      Harvey, John (St Mary's College, University of St Andrews, 2006-12-01) - Journal article
      In the face of huge change in the religious landscape in the Gorbals area of Glasgow, John Harvey reflects on how two very different ecumenical projects – the Gorbals Group Ministry, a base community, and the Bridging the ...
    • “Fulfilling a vision: the contribution of the Church of Scotland to school education, 1772–1872” by John Stevenson 

      Galbraith, Douglas (St Mary's College, University of St Andrews, 2013-06-01) - Book review
      Review of John Stevenson, Fulfilling a Vision: The Contribution of the Church of Scotland to School Education, 1772–1872 (Eugene, Or. Pickwick Publications, 2012)
    • The General Assembly of 2015 

      McKay, Johnston (St Mary's College, University of St Andrews, 2015-12-20) - Journal article
      While in some Presbyterian Churches, discussion and analysis of Assembly debates and decisions are common this type of analysis is far less common in Scotland. In this paper, Johnston McKay offers us a survey of the debate ...
    • Getting the wean done 

      Whyte, George J. (St Mary's College, University of St Andrews, 2006-06-01) - Journal article
      In an age when institutional religion is in numerical decline, George Whyte ask why do parents seek baptism for their children? His paper arises from research based on interviews with parents bringing their children to be ...
    • The gift of an aging church 

      Eric G., McKimmon (St Mary's College, University of St Andrews, 2016-12-01) - Journal article
      Dr McKimmon argues that while secularisation is a permanent and irreversible process, the decline and death of the Church as we know it may yet be providential. The various forms that the Church has taken over the ages ...
    • "A great grievance: ecclesiastical lay patronage in Scotland until 1750" by Laurence A. B. Whitley 

      Spurlock, Scott (St Mary's College, University of St Andrews, 2014-06-01) - Book review
      Review of Laurence A. B. Whitley, A Great Grievance: Ecclesiastical Lay Patronage in Scotland until 1750 (Eugene, Or.: Wipf & Stock, 2013)
    • Ian Fraser: theology and ecumenism 

      Duffy, Tim (St Mary's College, University of St Andrews, 2013-06-01) - Journal article
      Tim Duffy places the work of Ian Fraser in the context of Presbyterian culture, and more particularly as part of an influential network within the Church of Scotland in the 1950s and 1960s. The article also touches on ...
    • Islam and the Kirk? 

      Chestnutt, Glenn A. (St Mary's College, University of St Andrews, 2011-06-01) - Journal article
      In this paper, Glenn Chestnutt reflects theologically on aspects of the current context of the Church of Scotland. Drawing on Karl Barth, Daniel Migliore and Mona Siddiqui, he argues that there is a potentially enriching ...
    • John McIntyre (1916-2005) 

      Shaw, D. W. D. (St Mary's College, University of St Andrews, 2007-12-1) - Journal article
      After supplying a brief biography, D. W. D. Shaw employs one of McIntyre's own favoured tools, the use of models, to examine the many facets of his career in the church and the academy.
    • Law and doctrine in the Church of Scotland : with particular reference to Confessions of Faith 

      Macdonald, Finlay (University of St Andrews, 1983) - Thesis
      The starting point of this thesis was the debate in the General Assembly of Church of Scotland of 1974 which marked the culmination of a six year assessment of the Westminster Confession of Faith in the Church. The ...
    • "Letters to God from the wilderness" by Ronald Beasley 

      Shaw, D. W. D. (St Mary's College, University of St Andrews, 2007-12-1) - Book review
      Review of Ronald Beasley, letters to God from the wilderness (Edinburgh: Shoving Leopard Productions, 2006)
    • ‘Not simply pastor-teacher, but also apostle, prophet and evangelist’: the changing role of the Church of Scotland parish minister 

      Dougall, Neil (St Mary's College, University of St Andrews, 2015-12-20) - Journal article
      Neil Dougall sets out the five leadership roles for ministry in the Church as detailed in Ephesians 4:11, the ministries of: the apostle, the prophet, the evangelist, the pastor, and the teacher. In the Reformed churches, ...
    • Preparing for enabling the ministries of the Church: where are we and where do we want to be? 

      Scott, Martin (St Mary's College, University of St Andrews, 2011-12-01) - Journal article
      For Martin Scott one of the main challenges for the Church of Scotland lies in the integration of the intellectual, practical and spiritual aspects of ministry formation with structured theological reflection that is both ...
    • A question of identity 

      Elliot, Alison (St Mary's College, University of St Andrews, 2007-06-01) - Journal article
      Alison Elliot works in an academic context whose raison d'être is precisely the relationship between theology and issues in the public domain. She brings the added perspective of her year as Moderator of the General Assembly ...
    • Recent sacramental developments in the Kirk 

      Macleod, Mark (St Mary's College, University of St Andrews, 2015-06-01) - Journal article
      This extended paper examines the procedure of the Church of Scotland in relation to the admission of children to the Eucharist before they make a public profession of faith. It considers the Kirk’s current legislation on ...
    • A sociological and demographic analysis of patterns of church membership in the Church of Scotland in the urban city (Dundee) 

      Yates, Cleveland Buchanan (University of St Andrews, 1985) - Thesis
      This research was stimulated by a concern for the losses in membership being experienced by the Church of Scotland and by the fact that only one research study had been carried out and that had concentrated upon the ...
    • Tak the hand 

      Scott, David D. (St Mary's College, University of St Andrews, 2016-06-01) - Journal article
      In this paper David Scott discusses the theology and rites of ordination of the Scottish Reformed tradition and goes on to reflect on more specific aspects of ministry. His paper takes its title from his examination of the ...
    • Understanding our present – anticipating our future 

      Macdonald, Finlay (St Mary's College, University of St Andrews, 2010-12-01) - Journal article
      After a brief history by way of background, Finlay Macdonald invites us to view current issues in the Church of Scotland in the context of, and in continuity with, issues from its past. He argues that structures and ...