The Scottish Church History Society is changing its format to make meetings more convenient for its members and the wider public. Rather than midweek afternoon seminars, from 2016–17 we will be hosting day conferences on Saturdays, one in the autumn and one in the spring. These events will move around the country and will comprise a keynote lecture and a number of shorter papers. Both members of the society and the general public are warmly invited to attend. Tea and coffee as well as lunch will be provided.
10.00 Tea & Coffee
10.30 First session
Lecture Room 3: The Early Modern Church of Scotland
Catherine McMillan, 'Misbehaving Ministers in Early Modern Scotland'
Russell Newton, ‘Preaching Types in Early Modern Scotland'
Chris Langley, 'Alexander Cornwall and the Clerical Underground in Mid-Seventeenth-Century
Lecture Room 4: The Scottish Episcopal Church
Michael Riordan, ‘Robert Leighton and the Theology of Further Reformation, 1660-1690’
Roger Edwards, ‘The Episcopalian Survey of 1746’
Malcolm Green, ‘Sir George Burns (1795-1890), English Episcopal Evangelical: a Scottish Contradiction?’
1.00 Second session
Chalmers Hall: Jane Dawson: ‘John Knox: The Scottish Reformer?’
2.30 Third session
Lecture Room 3: War and peace in the seventeenth century
Jamie Reid-Baxter, ‘The East Neuk of Fife 1597-1607: Scotland's Little Gidding?’
Neil E Allison, ‘Baptists and Cromwell’s invasion of Scotland 1650-1660’
Claire McNulty, ‘Accommodating Church Discipline: Perspectives on the Responses of the Parishioner in Seventeenth-Century Scotland’
Lecture Room 4: The structures of Scottish religion
Rory MacLellan, ‘The Leper and the Lion: the Order of St Lazarus in Scotland c.1124-c.1346’
Kirsty M Stewart, ‘New College Collections: the Expected and the Unexpected, c.1400-2016’
Lecture Room 5: Church and Society in the Long Nineteenth Century
Ryan Mallon, ‘Creating a National Church: the Free Church and Voluntaryism, 1843-52’
Laura M Mair, ‘Popery and Poverty: Religious Schism at the Edinburgh Ragged School, c.1847-1872’
Brian Talbot, '"The Fellowship of Trial": Religious Rhetoric in World War One: The Sermons of Revd Walter Mursell, Minister of Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church Paisley.’
Cost: £10, £5 for students. This will be payable on the day.