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Episcopalianism in Nineteenth-Century ScotlandReligious Responses to a Modernizing Society$
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Rowan Strong

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199249220

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199249229.001.0001

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Episcopalianism and Scotland

Episcopalianism and Scotland

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Episcopalianism in Nineteenth-Century Scotland

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The authenticity of an indigenous Scottish Episcopalianism is argued for in this chapter, using the debates around the Eucharistic liturgy known as the Scottish Communion Office. This liturgy developed in the eighteenth century as a genuine Scottish variant of the liturgy in the Book of Common Prayer. It was disliked by some clergy and laity, Scots and English, for its High Church theology and its distinctiveness from the Church of England. It was upheld by Scots, clergy and laity, who were steeped in the traditions of the nonjuring Episcopalianism of the eighteenth century. These fought a rearguard action against its abolition throughout the nineteenth century and can be identified as maintaining native Scottish religious traditions that were a departure from the Calvinism and Presbyterianism that all too often are what Scottish national identity is reduced to in its religious form.

Keywords:   anglicization, Book of Common Prayer, Calvinism, Church of England, English, High Church, national identity, nonjuring Episcopalianism, Presbyterianism, religious identity, Scotland, Scottish Communion Office

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