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A Chapter of Free Church History that is yet to be written: Dr John White and the Free Church behind closed doors

A Chapter of Free Church History that is yet to be written: Dr John White and the Free Church... "A Chapter of Free Church History that is yet to be written": Dr John White and the Free Church behind closed doors DOUGLAS ANSDELL, M.A., Ph.D. "A Chapter of Free Church History that is yet to be written". This quote is taken from the Monthly Record of the Free Church of Scotland in 1944.' It is referring to negotiations between the Church of Scotland and the Free Church in 1924 and 1925 concerning the Scottish Churches Bill that was proceeding through Parliament at this time. The discussion that follows will focus on a meeting that took place on 9 February 1925, and on two written accounts that were produced describing the meeting. The first account was drafted and checked after the meeting. The second account appeared in 1944, nineteen years later. The meeting took place in Glasgow and it was attended by Rev. Dr John White of the Church of Scotland, Sir James Simpson, law agent of the Free Church, Rev. Prof. Donald MacLean and Rev. Prof. J. Kennedy Cameron, both of the Free Church. Those who attended were without doubt prominent personalities in Scottish church life at this time. Rev. Dr John White was the dominant force in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Scottish Church History Edinburgh University Press

A Chapter of Free Church History that is yet to be written: Dr John White and the Free Church behind closed doors

Scottish Church History , Volume 33 (1): 16 – Jun 1, 2003

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Edinburgh University Press
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2516-6298
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2516-6301
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10.3366/sch.2003.33.1.7
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"A Chapter of Free Church History that is yet to be written": Dr John White and the Free Church behind closed doors DOUGLAS ANSDELL, M.A., Ph.D. "A Chapter of Free Church History that is yet to be written". This quote is taken from the Monthly Record of the Free Church of Scotland in 1944.' It is referring to negotiations between the Church of Scotland and the Free Church in 1924 and 1925 concerning the Scottish Churches Bill that was proceeding through Parliament at this time. The discussion that follows will focus on a meeting that took place on 9 February 1925, and on two written accounts that were produced describing the meeting. The first account was drafted and checked after the meeting. The second account appeared in 1944, nineteen years later. The meeting took place in Glasgow and it was attended by Rev. Dr John White of the Church of Scotland, Sir James Simpson, law agent of the Free Church, Rev. Prof. Donald MacLean and Rev. Prof. J. Kennedy Cameron, both of the Free Church. Those who attended were without doubt prominent personalities in Scottish church life at this time. Rev. Dr John White was the dominant force in

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Scottish Church HistoryEdinburgh University Press

Published: Jun 1, 2003

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