The Scottish High Church Tradition in America: An Essay in Scotch-Irish Ethnoreligious History (Hardback)
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The Scottish High Church Tradition in America: An Essay in Scotch-Irish Ethnoreligious History (Hardback)

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Hardback 168 Pages / Published: 06/12/1994
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In a comprehensive examination of the links between the ethnic and religious loyalties of Scotch-Irish immigrants, Fisk analyzes the process by which these two splinter branches of the Church of Scotland evolved into an important element in American Presbyterianism. The book traces the origins of post-Reformation religious turmoil in Scotland and explains the emotional attachment of the Covenanters and Seceders to their sectarian views. It then traces the migration of these two groups to Ireland, Pennsylvania and the Carolinas.

Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780819197603
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 223 x 143 x 15 mm


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Professor Fisk's monograph on the transformation of Scotch-Irish Presbyterian dissenters from ethnocentric, high-church separatists to mainstream American Protestants is a significant contribution to American religious historiography. His concise summary of Scottish religious history and lucid narrative of complex ecclesiastical genealogies, provide a helpful contextual framework for this unique case study....Both general and professional readers will benefit from this meticulously researched and eminently readable treatise. -- R. Douglas Brackenridge, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
A first-rate account of fascinating stories....Scrupulously based on primary and secondary sources, this monograph gracefully evokes an era of tenacious faith and awesome sacrifice. Dr. Fisk adequately describes...dissenting Presbyterian bodies' influence in education and foreign missions. This study is valuable in presenting Scotch-Irish ethnoreligious history. -- Dr. Erving E. Beauregard, Professor Emeritus of History, University of Dayton
Based largely on primary sources, the account is especially strong in the middle chapters, making the book on the whole, a helpful addition to the narrative historical literature on American Presbyterianism. -- Dr. Erving E. Beauregard, Professor Emeritus of History, University of Dayton * North Carolina Historical Review *
Fisk's volume remains a helpful history of these small Presbyterian traditions. -- Dr. Erving E. Beauregard, Professor Emeritus of History, University of Dayton * Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture *
With this book, Professor Emeritus William L. Fisk of Muskingum College has made an important contribution to American church history, particularly Presbyterianism.... This carefully researched and scholarly study makes a very useful contribution to both church and ethnic history. -- Robert M. Warner, University of Michigan
With this book, Professor Emeritus William L. Fisk of Muskingum College has made an important contribution to American church history, particularly Presbyterianism.... This carefully researched and scholarly study makes a very useful contribution to both church and ethnic history. -- Robert M. Warner, University of Michigan
Professor Fisk's monograph on the transformation of Scotch-Irish Presbyterian dissenters from ethnocentric, high-church separatists to mainstream American Protestants is a significant contribution to American religious historiography. His concise summary of Scottish religious history and lucid narrative of complex ecclesiastical genealogies, provide a helpful contextual framework for this unique case study....Both general and professional readers will benefit from this meticulously researched and eminently readable treatise. -- R. Douglas Brackenridge, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
A first-rate account of fascinating stories....Scrupulously based on primary and secondary sources, this monograph gracefully evokes an era of tenacious faith and awesome sacrifice. Dr. Fisk adequately describes...dissenting Presbyterian bodies' influence in education and foreign missions. This study is valuable in presenting Scotch-Irish ethnoreligious history. -- Dr. Erving E. Beauregard, Professor Emeritus of History, University of Dayton
Based largely on primary sources, the account is especially strong in the middle chapters, making the book on the whole, a helpful addition to the narrative historical literature on American Presbyterianism. -- Dr. Erving E. Beauregard, Professor Emeritus of History, University of Dayton * North Carolina Historical Review *
Fisk's volume remains a helpful history of these small Presbyterian traditions. -- Dr. Erving E. Beauregard, Professor Emeritus of History, University of Dayton * Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture *

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