Praying for the Christian departed: a brief view of the doctrine and practice in Scottish Episcopacy
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In this extended paper the earlier theological tradition of the Scottish Episcopal Church is set out in historic form through examination of its leading representatives. Key texts and their place in the Episcopal tradition are approached through a close, scholarly study of prayer for the dear departed. Some theologians in this tradition may already be more familiar to students of T. F. Torrance – John Forbes of Corse, for example. Others, such as William Forbes and Thomas Rattray may be less familiar, however. The significance of this paper is that we have not only a doctrinal discussion on the range, scope and legitimacy of prayer for the dead but also an introduction to some of the riches of the Scottish Episcopal theological tradition.
Kornahrens, D. (2011). Praying for the Christian departed: a brief view of the doctrine and practice in Scottish Episcopacy. Theology in Scotland, 18(2), pp. 47-79.
Theology in Scotland
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