The Brethren in Scotland: A Historical Overview during the Long Twentieth-Century

  title={The Brethren in Scotland: A Historical Overview during the Long Twentieth-Century},
  author={Neil T. R. Dickson},
The Brethren were pervasive in Lowland Scottish society during the twentieth century. At the beginning of the century in Scotland, they had spilt into three main sections: the Open Brethren, the Exclusive Brethren, and the Churches of God. Schism was a recurring feature in the last two sections, and this paper traces the history of the various secessions and offers an account of why they were prone to division. Using the sociological typologies of sect and denomination, this paper examines the… 

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