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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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Full Circle

Full Circle

Social Theology and Criticism in the Inter-War Years

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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/9780748644735.003.0007

While there was an attempt by Robert Flint's disciple successor in Edinburgh's chair of divinity William P Paterson, who was moderator of the Church of Scotland's General Assembly in 1919, to continue Flint's emphasis on the Kingdom of God on earth, when leadership in the Church of Scotland passed to John White, the Kingdom of God became a slogan behind which two churches could unite rather than an aim to towards which Churches should be committed. White insistence on the united church's commitment to a territorial ministry, resulting in the suburbanisation of the Church also meant that the Church's involvement with the whole of society was reduced. The Kingdom of God became identified with the old, outworn territorial principle, and the Church of Scotland's social criticism was effectively silenced for a generation.

Keywords:   Church Union, Articles Declaratory, John White, Territorial Principle

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