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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: The Responses of Scottish Churchmen to the French Revolution, 1789–1802
Author(s): Vincent, Emma
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Keywords: Church of Scotland
Relief Church
Neil Douglas
Archibald Bruce
Thomas Fysshe Palmer
Robert and James Haldane
French Revolution
France History Revolution, 1789-1799
Church of Scotland Clergy
Clergy Scotland
Public opinion Scotland History 18th century
Loyalty Religious aspects
Issue Date: Oct-1994
Date Deposited: 1-Mar-2013
Citation: Vincent E (1994) The Responses of Scottish Churchmen to the French Revolution, 1789–1802. Scottish Historical Review, 73 (196), pp. 191-215.;
Abstract: Despite initial enthusiasm for the Revolution in France, most Scottish clergymen of all denominations preached and published loyalism in the 1790s. Even most Evangelicals and Seceders temporarily put aside any reformist convictions they had in favour of conservatism during the decade to 1802, though they were more likely than Church of Scotland Moderates to retain some sympathy for political liberalism and to oppose the war against France. The Haldane movement was blamed on revolutionary principles, and may have benefited from popular political energy, but constantly tried to dissociate itself from radical politics.
DOI Link: 10.3366/shr.1994.73.2.191
Rights: Publisher allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Scottish Historical Review, 73.2, pp.191-215, 10/1994 by Edinburgh University Press with the following policy: The author retains the right to post the definitive version of the contribution as published by Edinburgh University Press in the Institutional Repository or in a disciplinary repository one year following publication in print, provided it is accompanied by full bibliographic details and a link to the article as above.

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