publication . Thesis . 1987

The Presbyterian Churches in New South Wales, 1823-1865 : with particular reference to their Scottish relations

Bridges, Barry John;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1987
  • Publisher: University of St Andrews
  • Country: United Kingdom
This study covers the period from arrival of the first minister to union of most congregations in a Church unconnected with the Scottish parent Churches. My thesis is that reliance on the Scottish Churches was a necessary condition for establishment of the Presbyterian Church in the Colony but also the principal cause of failure to attempt to become a major religious force. Equality with the Church of England was conceded gradually and, initially, reluctantly and from the first State aid and religious rights derived from adherence to the Church of Scotland. Almost the entire ministry derived from Scotland or, to a lesser extent, Ulster, and both the Established ...
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