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The Courts, the Church and the ConstitutionAspects of the Disruption of 1843$
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Jean Clark Foundation for Legal Edu and Alan Rodger

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780748637546

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637546.001.0001

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The Long Shadow of the Disruption

The Long Shadow of the Disruption

(p.91) Lecture 3 The Long Shadow of the Disruption
The Courts, the Church and the Constitution

Jean Clark

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter presents a lecture covering the Percy case (2005); the question of ‘spiritual independence’; attitudes to Scots law; Free Church attitudes to ‘establishment’ at the time of the Disruption; developments during the nineteenth century; the United Free Church created in 1900; the Free Church case (1904); the position of the Lord President Kinross; the speech of Haldane QC; the opinions on Free Church property; the Churches (Scotland) Act 1905; the moves to unification of the United Free Church and the Church of Scotland; the Church of Scotland Act 1921; the Church of Scotland (Property and Endowments) Act 1925; and a final assessment of the Disruption dispute.

Keywords:   Jean Clark Lectures, Scots law, Free Church, Disruption, Lord President Kinross, Church of Scotland Act 1921

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