The Rise, Progress and Decline of the Quaker Movement in Scotland

Burnet, George B (1937) The Rise, Progress and Decline of the Quaker Movement in Scotland. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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The materials for a study of the Quaker Movement in Scotland in its historical setting and background have existed until the present time in multifarious manuscripts, records, pamphlets, books, and other scattered sources of various kinds. The object of the present Thesis is to collate these into a systematic and critical history of the rise, progress, and decline of the Society in Scotland, and to attempt some estimatfe of its place in Scottish religion. It has not always been easy to draw the line of demarcation between the Movement itself and the historical Theology connected with it, and the writer feels that in the latter field, useful research might be undertaken in such theological subjects as "The Westminster Confession of Faith and Scottish Quaker Theology of the 17th Century," or "The Contribution of Historical Quaker Theology to the Christian Dogmatic of to-day". It may seem that the Thesis is unusually long, and that the notes and references are too numerous, but in respect of the latter at least, the writer can only respectfully submit that in his judgement a pioneer work of this kind necessitates detailed documentation, if it is to serve the most useful purpose.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Religious history
Date of Award: 1937
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1937-80090
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2020 09:18
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2020 09:18

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