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Scottish Christianity in the Modern World Edd. Stewart J. Brown and George Newlands. Edinburgh: T. and T. Clark, 2000. Pp. vi + 323. Price 24.95. ISBN 0 567 08765 4

Scottish Christianity in the Modern World Edd. Stewart J. Brown and George Newlands. Edinburgh:... Scottish Christianity in the Modern World Edd. Stewart J. Brown and George Newlands. Edinburgh: T. and T. Clark, 2000. Pp. vi + 323. Price £24.95. ISBN 0 567 08765 4 Modern historians working, as they see it, in the social, economic and political "mainstream" of the discipline can sometimes appear a trifle dismissive - perhaps through ignorance or indifference - of their colleagues in church history. Not only are many church historians physically cloistered away in Divinity faculties where, it is rumoured, different standards of "Truth" and objectivity prevail, but, as the Church finds itself displaced from its central position in society, so church history, by the lights of "mainstream" historians, has also lost a wider relevance, becoming detached from the dominant institutions and burning controversies of the modern age. How far from the reality, yet how compelling - as one knows - the misrepresentations. The myth of pious, self-serving and insulated denominational history should be dispelled by the twelve substantive essays presented in Scottish Christianity in the Modern World, which extend in scope from the Ecclefechan of Carlyle to the role of Scots Presbyterianism in New Zealand and Malawi. The contributors, moreover, are not afraid to grapple with http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Scottish Church History Edinburgh University Press

Scottish Christianity in the Modern World Edd. Stewart J. Brown and George Newlands. Edinburgh: T. and T. Clark, 2000. Pp. vi + 323. Price 24.95. ISBN 0 567 08765 4

Scottish Church History , Volume 31 (1): 4 – Apr 1, 2002

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Scottish Christianity in the Modern World Edd. Stewart J. Brown and George Newlands. Edinburgh: T. and T. Clark, 2000. Pp. vi + 323. Price £24.95. ISBN 0 567 08765 4 Modern historians working, as they see it, in the social, economic and political "mainstream" of the discipline can sometimes appear a trifle dismissive - perhaps through ignorance or indifference - of their colleagues in church history. Not only are many church historians physically cloistered away in Divinity faculties where, it is rumoured, different standards of "Truth" and objectivity prevail, but, as the Church finds itself displaced from its central position in society, so church history, by the lights of "mainstream" historians, has also lost a wider relevance, becoming detached from the dominant institutions and burning controversies of the modern age. How far from the reality, yet how compelling - as one knows - the misrepresentations. The myth of pious, self-serving and insulated denominational history should be dispelled by the twelve substantive essays presented in Scottish Christianity in the Modern World, which extend in scope from the Ecclefechan of Carlyle to the role of Scots Presbyterianism in New Zealand and Malawi. The contributors, moreover, are not afraid to grapple with

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Published: Apr 1, 2002

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