The condition of the restoration church of Scotland in the highlands

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Despite the prominence of religious issues in the historiography of Restoration Scotland, understanding of the position of the Kirk in the Highlands remains sparse. This article seeks to address this lacuna through analysis of two related themes. Firstly, it looks at provision, discussing the Kirk's financial, material and manpower resources, as well as the challenge posed by Gaelic. Secondly, it traces the extent of Nonconformity, both Presbyterian and Roman Catholic, with a view to judging the degree of adherence to the established Episcopalian structure. It concludes that the Kirk, while facing challenges, retained a position of unrivalled religious dominance. © 2014 Cambridge University Press.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-326
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Ecclesiastical History
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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