Tom Davidson Kelly

 - published in Record no. 42 (Tom Davidson Kelly). This page to be removed and inserted in that issue of the journal.                                                                                                                                      

Reference: Volume 43 2007/8, p59

The Editor

Introductory comment on the contents of the current volume in relation to the purposes of the Society.

Reference: Volume 42 Winter 2006/7, p1

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Reference to articles of Scottish or Reformed interest in recent issues of Ecclesiology Today.

Reference: Volume 42 Winter 2006/7, p2
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Tom Davidson Kelly

Tom Davidson Kelly claims priority for the use of ‘ecclesiology’ in reference to buildings used for worship andrepels charges of aestheticism and antiquarianism brought against its practitioners but asserts the importance of awe and mystery, beauty and the beauty of holiness in the building and furnishing of places of worship. He calls for a reassertion of ecclesiological principles in the present day. The article is backed by two appendices, the first listing members of the Society associated with the Ecclesiological Societies and the second listing ecclesiologists associated with the Royal Scottish Academy. An extensive list of footnotes provides much additional information and indicates the importance of The Annual of the Society as a source.

Reference: Volume 42 Winter 2006/7, p3
PDF icon The Manna of Ecclesiology12.54 MB

William Johnstone

William Johnstone, stating that he writes primarily as a student of the Hebrew Bible, examines the place of Moses in the typology which undergirds the pictorial summa theologica provided by medieval stained glass. Eleven of the author’s photographs (three in colour) illustrate examples which he cites from windows in Sens, Cologne, and St Denis, and in the enamels, now the Verduner altar, which provide a particularly full account of the typological scheme. Much information and many references are provided in forty-four footnotes.

Reference: Volume 42 Winter 2006/7, p33
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Henry R Sefton

Henry Sefton provides the text used by him at such a service, with brief introductory notes.

Reference: Volume 42 Winter 2006/7, p57

Tom Davidson Kelly

Scotland’s Best Churches (2005) by John R Hume. Tom Davidson Kelly carefully assesses and welcomes a finely illustrated volume which ‘skilfully includes 184 places of Christian worship from across the mainland and islands of Scotland, each significant building period, and a range of denominations’.

Reference: Volume 42 Winter 2006/7, p62
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Reference: Volume 41 Winter 2005/6, p1

Stewart Todd

In an updated version of a 1988 lecture to the Society for Liturgical Study Stewart Todd draws attention to the minimal place accorded to creation themes in the Eucharistic services authorised in the Church of Scotland, paralleled in the Church of England, and, noting the larger place accorded to them in much early liturgy, suggests that we owe it to contemporary ‘prophet ecologists’ to fill out doxologically their understanding of nature in the purposes of God.

Reference: Volume 41 Winter 2005/6, p3

Johnston R McKay

Reflecting critically, in the light of widespread alienation from the church, on a recent Songs of Praisebroadcast following a natural disaster, Johnston R McKay, in his 2005 Lee Lecture, asks how public ‘public’ worship should be. He refers to much modern theological talk of the vulnerable God as unduly prescriptive and failing to connect with many contemporaries, and suggests that music provides space and atmosphere to develop their own spiritual convictions.

Reference: Volume 41 Winter 2005/6, p12

Donald Gray

After brief references to the liturgical influence of Vatican II and the Faith and Order movement, Donald Gray, successively its Secretary and Chairman, traces the suggestion for the formation of the Joint Liturgical Group in 1963 to a paper by Dr John Lamb published in The Annual of the Church Service Society in 1960. The part played by Dr Ronald Jasper in securing the appropriate invitation from the Archbishop of Canterbury and later in enlisting the participation of the Roman Catholic Church is fully dealt with. Ambivalent Vatican policy features largely when the place of JLG in international liturgical co-operation on texts and lectionary is dealt with.

Reference: Volume 41 Winter 2005/6, p23

Graham Redding

In a lecture (to the School of Ministry in Dunedin) Graham Redding surveys the varying nature of the Sunday services offered in Presbyterian churches in New Zealand, suggests some of the influences which have helped to undermine its distinctiveness, and calls for a revisiting of the liturgical theology of Calvin and Knox, noting the emphatic approval of the former for “a certain form from which ministers be not allowed to vary”.

Reference: Volume 41 Winter 2005/6, p36

Douglas Galbraith

Douglas Galbraith mentions some of the recent work of the Group.

Reference: Volume 41 Winter 2005/6, p48
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Denzil Brown

Denzil Brown provides a review (first published in New Zealand) of Prayer and the Priesthood of Christ in the Reformed Tradition by Graham Redding. He suggests that, although it is not an easy read, it makes a significant contribution to the understanding of our tradition.

Reference: Volume 41 Winter 2005/6, p50
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