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The Kirk and the KingdomA Century of Tension in Scottish Social Theology 1830–1929$
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Johnston McKay

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780748644735

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748644735.001.0001

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The Church and Housing

The Church and Housing

Robert Flint's Social Theology put into Practice

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(p.43) 3 The Church and Housing
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The Kirk and the Kingdom
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Johnston McKay

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748644735.003.0004

Three Glasgow ministers, John Marshall Lang, Donald Macleod and Frederick Lockhart Robertson, who were greatly influenced by Flint initially persuaded the Church of Scotland's Presbytery of Glasgow to undertake an examination of housing conditions. While the work of Lang and Macleod has been well examined, the work of Robertson has been almost completely ignored. His critical work in having the Presbytery's Housing Commission set up, and, even more importantly his role in chairing it and then promoting its aim of establishing a Housing Fund in the city is outlined. The contribution of the United Free Church of Scotland to the Royal Commission on Housing is also analysed.

Keywords:   Glasgow Presbytery, Housing Commission, Frederick Lockhart Robnertson

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