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The Courts, the Church and the Constitution: Aspects of the Disruption of 1843

Jean Clark Foundation for Legal Edu and Alan Rodger


Commissioned by the Clark Foundation for Legal Education, this book is derived from the inaugural Jean Clark Lectures, hosted by the University of Aberdeen in 2007. Across three lectures, the text discusses and analyses the legal and constitutional issues arising from the Disruption of the Church of Scotland in 1843 when the majority of leading ministers left the Church of Scotland to set up the Free Church. It takes a look at the series of cases in the Court of Session and the House of Lords between 1837 and 1843 which led to the Disruption, showing how they gave rise to the most important co ... More

Keywords: Jean Clark Lectures, Church of Scotland, Disruption, ministers, Free Church, Court of Session, House of Lords, constitutional crisis, 1707 Union, Courts' authority

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780748637546
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637546.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jean Clark Foundation for Legal Edu, editor in chief

Alan Rodger, editor in chief

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