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The United Secession Church in Glasgow 18201847

The United Secession Church in Glasgow 18201847 The United Secession Church in Glasgow 1820-1847 R. M. SMITH, M.A. Introduction God doth build up Jerusalem; And he it is alone That the dispersed of Israel Doth gather into one .... Thus, recalled the Secessionist biographer McKerrow, sang "the ministers and assembled multitude" at the formation of the United Associate Synod of the Secession Church — an event which took place on 8 September 1820, at Bristo Place church, Edinburgh.1 The "gathering" referred to in the verses of the 72nd Psalm was, of course, that of the "New Licht" strands from both Associate (Burgher) Synod and General Associate (Anti-Burgher) Synod — groups which between 1747 and 1806 had effectively split the "First Secession" of 1733 into four segments, and which by 1820 jointly comprised around 75% of Secessionist membership. The schisms themselves had resulted initially from a divergence of opinion over a religious clause contained in the Burgess Oaths of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth (i.e. whether its interpretation implied upholding the Established Church of Scotland), and subsequently over the very Establishment principle and generally progressive versus conservative attitudes in an increasingly "enlightened" age. The United Secessionists disestablishment stance would later take the form of active Voluntaryism, while from http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Scottish Church History Edinburgh University Press

The United Secession Church in Glasgow 18201847

Scottish Church History , Volume 34 (1): 43 – Jun 1, 2004

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The United Secession Church in Glasgow 1820-1847 R. M. SMITH, M.A. Introduction God doth build up Jerusalem; And he it is alone That the dispersed of Israel Doth gather into one .... Thus, recalled the Secessionist biographer McKerrow, sang "the ministers and assembled multitude" at the formation of the United Associate Synod of the Secession Church — an event which took place on 8 September 1820, at Bristo Place church, Edinburgh.1 The "gathering" referred to in the verses of the 72nd Psalm was, of course, that of the "New Licht" strands from both Associate (Burgher) Synod and General Associate (Anti-Burgher) Synod — groups which between 1747 and 1806 had effectively split the "First Secession" of 1733 into four segments, and which by 1820 jointly comprised around 75% of Secessionist membership. The schisms themselves had resulted initially from a divergence of opinion over a religious clause contained in the Burgess Oaths of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth (i.e. whether its interpretation implied upholding the Established Church of Scotland), and subsequently over the very Establishment principle and generally progressive versus conservative attitudes in an increasingly "enlightened" age. The United Secessionists disestablishment stance would later take the form of active Voluntaryism, while from

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