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‘As an Episcopalian I have been brought to the Cross of Christ’: Edinburgh's Episcopalian Evangelical Mainstream, 1806–1886

‘As an Episcopalian I have been brought to the Cross of Christ’: Edinburgh's Episcopalian... ‘As an Episcopalian I have been brought to the Cross of Christ': Edinburgh's Episcopalian Evangelical Mainstream, 1806- ELEANOR HARRIS Introduction When James Montgomery became dean of Edinburgh in 1873, the Scottish episcopal newspaper wrote, ‘he is of no “school” in particular; and his influence in its entirety is devoted to the advancement of the cause of religion, independent of its being “Broad”, “Low”, or “High”’. Daniel Sandford, bishop 1806-1830; Charles Hughes Terrot, bishop 1841-1872; Terrot’s dean, Edward Bannerman Ramsay; Henry Cotterill, bishop 1872-1886; and Cotterill’s dean, James Francis Montgomery, ran Edinburgh diocese from 1806 to 1886, except during the episcopate of James Walker, 1830-1841. They have appeared in episcopalian history as minor characters, discussed in muddled terms or omitted altogether. Despite being at the centre of one of the biggest periods of growth in the Scottish Episcopal Church, they have almost never been the subject of dedicated biography, and their thought and theology has never been examined, being regarded in terms such as the quotation above. Ordinariness was, indeed, part of their own myth: Bishop Cotterill said of his predecessor Dean Ramsay that he had ‘consistently taught, in its simplicity, the self-same gospel as he had Scottish Guardian, 11 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Scottish Church History Edinburgh University Press

‘As an Episcopalian I have been brought to the Cross of Christ’: Edinburgh's Episcopalian Evangelical Mainstream, 1806–1886

Scottish Church History , Volume 45 (1): 33 – Jun 1, 2016

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‘As an Episcopalian I have been brought to the Cross of Christ': Edinburgh's Episcopalian Evangelical Mainstream, 1806- ELEANOR HARRIS Introduction When James Montgomery became dean of Edinburgh in 1873, the Scottish episcopal newspaper wrote, ‘he is of no “school” in particular; and his influence in its entirety is devoted to the advancement of the cause of religion, independent of its being “Broad”, “Low”, or “High”’. Daniel Sandford, bishop 1806-1830; Charles Hughes Terrot, bishop 1841-1872; Terrot’s dean, Edward Bannerman Ramsay; Henry Cotterill, bishop 1872-1886; and Cotterill’s dean, James Francis Montgomery, ran Edinburgh diocese from 1806 to 1886, except during the episcopate of James Walker, 1830-1841. They have appeared in episcopalian history as minor characters, discussed in muddled terms or omitted altogether. Despite being at the centre of one of the biggest periods of growth in the Scottish Episcopal Church, they have almost never been the subject of dedicated biography, and their thought and theology has never been examined, being regarded in terms such as the quotation above. Ordinariness was, indeed, part of their own myth: Bishop Cotterill said of his predecessor Dean Ramsay that he had ‘consistently taught, in its simplicity, the self-same gospel as he had Scottish Guardian, 11

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Scottish Church HistoryEdinburgh University Press

Published: Jun 1, 2016

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