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Author MacLaren, A. Allan, author.

Title Religion and social class : the disruption years in Aberdeen / A. Allan MacLaren
Published London : Routledge, 2019
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Series Routledge library editions. Sociology of religion ; volume 10
Routledge library editions. Sociology of religion ; volume 10
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Map of Aberdeen about 1850; 1 The Social and Economic Background; The Growth of Industry in the City; Urban Development: the Construction Industry; Population, Migration, and the Changing Balance; Agricultural Improvements and Their Social Effects; The New Urban Labour Force; The Displaced Agricultural Labourer; The Crofter and Smallholder; The Redundant Craftsman; The Dynastic Elite and the Emergent Middle Class
2 The Superiority of the Free Church by 1851The 'Ten Years' Conflict' and the Disruption: an Outline; The Census of Religious Worship, 1851; 1 The Conduct of the Census; 2 The Structure of the Schedules and the Compilation of the Report; Church Accommodation and the Pattern of Attendance; Attendance and the Denominations; 3 The Disruption of the Establishment; Ecclesiastical Structure of Established Presbyterianism in 1843; Quoad Civilia Parish Churches; Quoad Sacra Parish Churches; The Disruption of the Establishment; 1 The Ministerial Secession; 2 The Congregational Secession
3 The Pattern in the Six Kirk Sessions (Quoad Civilia)Conclusion: 'Dry Leaves and New Shoots'; 4 An Analysis of Denominational Adherence; The Non-participants and the Uncommitted; The Pattern of Adherence; 1 The Loyalists, West Parish, South Parish, Trinity, North, and Greyfriars Parishes; 2 The Seceders, Free West Church, South Free Church, Trinity, North, and Greyfriars Free Churches; St Clement's: 'A Community of Its Own'; The East Parish: a Notable Exception; A 'Timid Schismatic': the Role of the Minister; Conclusion; 5 The Development of the Free Church after 1843
Conclusions and Further Considerations8 The Problem of Spiritual Destitution; The Presbyterian Missions; Free Church City Mission; 1 The Case of 'Laing's Kirkie' (Jack's Brae); 2 The Case ofthe Gallowgate Mission; The Parish and District Missions; The Presbyterians-A Concise Summary; Non-Presbyterian Missions; The Gallowgate Episcopal Mission; The Albion Street Mission; 'Separatist' Churches and Other Religious Bodies; Missions and the Working Class: Some Conclusions; In Conclusion; Appendix; A Scottish Churches c. 1733-c. 1860
The New Men and Their New ChurchThe Nature of the Ideological Conflict and Its Effects; Churches and Church-building; The Economic Organisation of the New Church; Comparability in all Things; 6 Kirk Sessions and Church Attendance; Concomitants of Office; Church Attendance and the Kirk Session; Obligations Associated with Membership; Status Differentiation within the Congregation; Conclusions: the Problem of 'Connection'; 7 Social Control and the Belief in Church 'Connection'; Education and the Belief in Church 'Connection'; Education and the Disreputable Poor; Ideology and the Working Class
Summary This book, first published in 1974, shows how social class and origins in mid-nineteenth century Aberdeen were reflected in religious belief and observance, and how in turn this acted as a catalyst for change in society. Through a detailed analysis of this topic, particularly in relation to the Presbyterian denominations, the author directs fresh light on the emergence and development of the Free Church. The Disruption in the Church of Scotland is examined within the context of changes which had taken place in the form of industrial production, whereby the city as a centre of manufacturing had replaced the domestic production of the countryside. The concomitant changes in the social structure, and the divisions which resulted within the old ruling families, are probed. The social patterns of adherence to the Established and Free Churches are analysed in detail, and the subsequent development of the Free Church is examined in terms of the social support it enjoyed in 1843
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 25, 2019)
Subject Christian sociology -- Scotland -- Aberdeen -- History -- 19th century
Christian sociology.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Social conditions.
Aberdeen (Scotland) -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Scotland -- Church history -- 19th century.
Scotland -- Aberdeen.
Genre/Form Church history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429020600