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Alasdair Raffe

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474427579

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427579.001.0001

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Multiconfessional Scotland

Multiconfessional Scotland

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(p.56) 3 Multiconfessional Scotland
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Scotland in Revolution, 1685-1690
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Alasdair Raffe

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427579.003.0004

This chapter examines the nature of religious coexistence and competition in Scotland in the years 1687–90. It argues that previous studies of the period have paid too little attention to the rival confessional groups’ attempts to win worshippers in a pluralistic religious marketplace. It then examines some of the results of multiconfessionalism, in compromising the effectiveness of the registration of marriages and baptisms, poor relief and church discipline. By emphasising the ways in which James’s toleration undermined crucial social institutions, the chapter uncovers hitherto neglected results of multiconfessional coexistence.

Keywords:   Religious toleration, Preaching, Conversion, Registration of marriages and baptisms, Poor relief, Church discipline

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