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Secondly: The Middle Years

Secondly: The Middle Years Scottish Church History 52 Supplement (2023): 17–29 DOI: 10.3366/sch.2023.0095 © Edinburgh University Press www.euppublishing.com/sch Andrew T. N. Muirhead On the enforced retirement of Dr Couper, the Treasurer, William Cumming Thom, added the role of Secretary to his portfolio. With his five university degrees, and despite his earlier espousal of Marxist historical interpretation, Revd Dr Thom was an Old Testament scholar rather than a historian. His tenure as Secretary was brief, for in 1937 he was appointed Principal of St. Andrew’s College in the University of Sydney. His tenure there was troubled; he was seen as ‘authoritarian and tactless’, thoroughly disliked by the students and when he lost the confidence of the College Council in 1949, he was forced to resign, taking up a pastoral charge in a middle-class congregation in Sydney. Ultimately, he became Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Australia. This left gaps in the Society for both Secretary and Treasurer. His replacement as Secretary was to serve the Society for twenty-one years, a commitment which has not been matched since. The Revd Dr Thomas Maxwell stepped up to the mark as Secretary at the tender age of 28, ministering successively in Musselburgh and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Scottish Church History Edinburgh University Press

Secondly: The Middle Years

Scottish Church History , Volume 52 (Supplement): 13 – Apr 1, 2023

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Scottish Church History 52 Supplement (2023): 17–29 DOI: 10.3366/sch.2023.0095 © Edinburgh University Press www.euppublishing.com/sch Andrew T. N. Muirhead On the enforced retirement of Dr Couper, the Treasurer, William Cumming Thom, added the role of Secretary to his portfolio. With his five university degrees, and despite his earlier espousal of Marxist historical interpretation, Revd Dr Thom was an Old Testament scholar rather than a historian. His tenure as Secretary was brief, for in 1937 he was appointed Principal of St. Andrew’s College in the University of Sydney. His tenure there was troubled; he was seen as ‘authoritarian and tactless’, thoroughly disliked by the students and when he lost the confidence of the College Council in 1949, he was forced to resign, taking up a pastoral charge in a middle-class congregation in Sydney. Ultimately, he became Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Australia. This left gaps in the Society for both Secretary and Treasurer. His replacement as Secretary was to serve the Society for twenty-one years, a commitment which has not been matched since. The Revd Dr Thomas Maxwell stepped up to the mark as Secretary at the tender age of 28, ministering successively in Musselburgh and

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Published: Apr 1, 2023

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