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Land, Faith and the Crofting CommunityChristianity and Social Criticism in the Highlands of Scotland 1843-1893$
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Allan W. MacColl

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780748623822

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623822.001.0001

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A Peculiar People: Highland Religion and Identity

A Peculiar People: Highland Religion and Identity

(p.58) Chapter two A Peculiar People: Highland Religion and Identity
Land, Faith and the Crofting Community

Allan W. Maccoll

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter is divided into two main parts. The first part comprises a theological and cultural analysis of the Highland evangelical movement. The second part enquires into the development of Highland ‘peoplehood’ and the cultural awakening of pro-Gaelic sentiment. The social and economic aspects of these processes are examined and there are case studies of the contribution of two prominent Highlanders, the journalist John Murdoch and the leading Free Church minister, John Kennedy.

Keywords:   Highland evangelical movement, pro-Gaelic sentiments, John Murdoch, John Kennedy, peoplehood

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