The “Lifter” Controversy

Author: 
The Rev William McMillan, Ph D, DD, FSA Scot, Dunfermline

William McMillan discusses in detail 18th century variations in sacramental practice and the controversy arising therefrom.   At its sharpest in the Anti-Burgher wing of the Secession, this arose from varying understandings of the degree of precision to be attached to the word “took” in the dominical words of institution and gave rise at one point to a “Lifter Presbytery”.   Sidelights are also cast on other aspects of liturgical practice.

Reference: 
Volume 06 1933-34, p9
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