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Preface Scottish Church History 52 Supplement (2023): v–vi DOI: 10.3366/sch.2023.0093 © Edinburgh University Press www.euppublishing.com/sch Author’s Preface An old joke says that a typical Presbyterian sermon has six sections, ‘Firstly’, ‘Secondly’, ‘Thirdly’, ‘Finally’, ‘Lastly’ and ‘In Conclusion’ so that is the structure that this work follows, although to be truly in the tradition, the six sections should be of the same length. This is very much a personal history of the Scottish Church History, sometimes wry and irreverent, but always affectionate. The Society is shown, in booksellers’ parlance ‘with all faults’ yet it has given me friendship, stimulation, encouragement and occasional worries and frustrations over many years. Even before I was a member, some of the names which flit across the pages were familiar to me as friends of my father, so that I met, even if I can’t say I knew, people like Dr Stewart Mechie, Professor Burleigh, the Revd Ian Dunlop and many others, although, to be fair I cannot imagine any of the three mentioned doing much flitting. Others such as Dr John Durkan and the Revd Dr Gavin White were very welcoming when I joined the Society in 1984. When the Council of the Society invited http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Scottish Church History Edinburgh University Press

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Scottish Church History 52 Supplement (2023): v–vi DOI: 10.3366/sch.2023.0093 © Edinburgh University Press www.euppublishing.com/sch Author’s Preface An old joke says that a typical Presbyterian sermon has six sections, ‘Firstly’, ‘Secondly’, ‘Thirdly’, ‘Finally’, ‘Lastly’ and ‘In Conclusion’ so that is the structure that this work follows, although to be truly in the tradition, the six sections should be of the same length. This is very much a personal history of the Scottish Church History, sometimes wry and irreverent, but always affectionate. The Society is shown, in booksellers’ parlance ‘with all faults’ yet it has given me friendship, stimulation, encouragement and occasional worries and frustrations over many years. Even before I was a member, some of the names which flit across the pages were familiar to me as friends of my father, so that I met, even if I can’t say I knew, people like Dr Stewart Mechie, Professor Burleigh, the Revd Ian Dunlop and many others, although, to be fair I cannot imagine any of the three mentioned doing much flitting. Others such as Dr John Durkan and the Revd Dr Gavin White were very welcoming when I joined the Society in 1984. When the Council of the Society invited

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Scottish Church HistoryEdinburgh University Press

Published: Apr 1, 2023

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