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Scottish Life and Society Volume 12: Religion
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ISBN:
9780859766500
Categories
History, Scottish Life & Society Series
Imprint
John Donald
Publication Date
09 March 2006
Format
Hardback
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Limited
Extent
744

Scottish Life and Society Volume 12: Religion

A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology Volume 12
by Colin MacLean and Kenneth Veitch, Editor(s) - Find out more about the author
'this fine book is an admirable account of religion in Scotland, and will provide a treasure house of insight and discernment for years to come.' - Gilleasbuig Macmillan, EERC
 

Throughout the centuries, the influence of religion on Scottish life and society has been profound. Appreciating how it has shaped the past and continues to inform the present, is crucial to understanding the development of Scotland. This volume surveys the nation’s complex religious landscape from an ethnological perspective. Bringing together 28 contributors and ranging from the arrival of Christianity to religious diversity in the twenty-first century, it provides an authoritative commentary on the role that religion has played over the centuries in all aspects of Scottish life and society.

Scottish Life and Society: A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology is a major project of the European Ethnological Research Centre in fourteen volumes. Its overall aim is to examine the interlocking strands of history, language and traditional culture within an international context and their contribution to the making of a national identity. Each volume is a detailed examination of a societal topic and can stand alone. Together, the fourteen volumes set a cultural benchmark for the new millennium and are of immense value to our understanding of what has shaped Scottish society today.

 


    






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