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How do strong confessional churches that seem to be doing all the right things drift inexorably from the truth. What is clear from Ian Hamiltons fascinating study is that it doesnt happen over night but it is a gradual erosion of theological and doctrinal standards. Nineteenth century Scotland was seen as a Christian nation composed of church-going people. Among its churches, Presbyterianism was strongest and within Presbyterianism there were several large denominations. The future looked bright and optimism marked many of the church leaders and congregations. Yet the sad fact is that most of them were blind to the presence of the warning signs that ultimately caused the decline and not the continued growth of the church in Scotland. To understand how this happened Ian Hamilton looks at the changes that took place within one of these large Presbyterian denominations -- the United Presbyterian Church -- and analyses the roots, developments and consequences of these changes, particularl[Publisher]
Title: The Erosion of Calvinist Orthodoxy Drifting from the Truth in Confessional Scottish Churches
Publisher: Christian Focus / Mentor,: 2009.
ISBN Number: 184550514X
ISBN Number 13: 9781845505141
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