Sermons and Battle Hymns

Sermons and Battle Hymns : Protestant Popular Culture in Modern Scotland

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Rangers Football Club, "The Sunday Post" and the Orange Order are the modern outlets for a Protestantism that in the past has been seen to characterize Lowland Scotland and provide the motivating force behind many of Scotland's most outstanding men and women. This is an academic study of Protestantism's role in Scottish culture. It examines in turn the different institutions and social movements which are considered to be distinctively Scottish and traces the Protestant element in each. The 19th-century foundations of Scottish Protestantism, its role in the military and politics, and its association with working class culture are described in detail, and there are chapters on the Orange Order and Protestantism and gender.
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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 17.78mm | 430.91g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • index
  • 0748602429
  • 9780748602421

Table of contents

The covenanting tradition, Christopher Harvie; David Livingstone - the construction of the myth, John Mackenzie; Evangelical Protestantism in the 19th century Highlands, Allan Macinnes; each take off their several way? the Protestant churches and the working classes in Scotland, Callum Brown; Protestantism and Scottish politics, Graham Walker and Tom Gallagher; Protestantism and Scottish military tradition, Ian Wood; "There's not a team like the Glasgow Rangers" - football and religious identity in Scotland, Graham Walker; in the grip? a psychological and historical exploration of the social significance of freemasonry in Scotland, Gerry Finn; the press and Protestant popular culture - a case study of the "Scottish Daily Express", Tom Gallagher; Protestantism and gender, Kay Carmichael; the Ulster connection, Steve Bruce.
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