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The Catholic Apostolic Church in Scotland

The Catholic Apostolic Church in Scotland TIM GRASS The story of the development of the Catholic Apostolic Church in Scotland is a more complex one than is often realised, since it proved surprisingly successful among the working classes. Fundamental to the Church’s structure, identity and mission was the belief that apostles had been restored in preparation for the Second Coming; their task was to prepare the whole Christian Church for Christ’s return. This article will trace the movement’s rise and decline in Scotland, as well as examining its socio-economic composition and commenting on distinctive aspects of the church’s Scottish community. Origins and Development The story begins with the first charismatic manifestations in the West of Scotland. From March 1830, the charismatic phenomena of prophecy, speaking in unknown tongues and interpretation of tongues, as well as visions and healings, appeared among a circle of Thanks are due to the Friends of Mansfield Place Church and Professor S. J. Brown, New College, Edinburgh, for inviting me to speak on this topic, and to Rosemary Mann of the Mansfield Traquair Trust for providing access to source material. See Tim Grass, The Lord’s Work: A History of the Catholic Apostolic Church (Eugene, OR, 2017). For a fuller account, see http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Scottish Church History Edinburgh University Press

The Catholic Apostolic Church in Scotland

Scottish Church History , Volume 46 (1): 28 – Jun 1, 2017

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Edinburgh University Press
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2516-6298
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2516-6301
DOI
10.3366/sch.2017.0004
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TIM GRASS The story of the development of the Catholic Apostolic Church in Scotland is a more complex one than is often realised, since it proved surprisingly successful among the working classes. Fundamental to the Church’s structure, identity and mission was the belief that apostles had been restored in preparation for the Second Coming; their task was to prepare the whole Christian Church for Christ’s return. This article will trace the movement’s rise and decline in Scotland, as well as examining its socio-economic composition and commenting on distinctive aspects of the church’s Scottish community. Origins and Development The story begins with the first charismatic manifestations in the West of Scotland. From March 1830, the charismatic phenomena of prophecy, speaking in unknown tongues and interpretation of tongues, as well as visions and healings, appeared among a circle of Thanks are due to the Friends of Mansfield Place Church and Professor S. J. Brown, New College, Edinburgh, for inviting me to speak on this topic, and to Rosemary Mann of the Mansfield Traquair Trust for providing access to source material. See Tim Grass, The Lord’s Work: A History of the Catholic Apostolic Church (Eugene, OR, 2017). For a fuller account, see

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Scottish Church HistoryEdinburgh University Press

Published: Jun 1, 2017

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