Church of Scotland

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Church of Scotland

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the established church in Scotland, Calvinist in doctrine and Presbyterian in constitution
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The spark that re-ignited national support of the emancipationists was the bitter schism within the established Church of Scotland, primarily over patronage, which led to a breakaway group forming the Free Church of Scotland.
The 1843 Disruption, which effectively split the established Church of Scotland, had bequeathed to Scotland a degree of institutional pluralism.
As a result, after the upheaval of the English Civil War, the Interregnum, and the restoration of Charles II in 1660, Anglicans, English Protestant Dissenters, and the Established Church of Scotland emerged as "people of a single book." And they took that book with them when they moved across the oceans to new lands.
Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847) of the "Disruption" of 1843 that split the established Church of Scotland into two parts--the Church of Scotland and the Free Church of Scotland [Cheyne, 1993].