George Sprott and the Revival of Worship in Scotland - Part II

J Clark Saunders

This is the second part of the paper of which part one appeared in the Review vol.7 (November 1977), ‘A Sprott Bibliography’. Here, the author outlines the proposals for, and gives account of, publications which would recall to the church of his time the true legacy of the Reformation, undistorted by Brownism and by aspects of English nonconformism. Euchologion was published to make available to the current church the strengths of the Reformed tradition and, beyond that, the links to the wider Catholic traditions of worship. The appearance of a ‘broad church’ movement within the Society, and later of an Anglicising party, and their influences on Euchologion are discussed. Sprott’s influence in making the Church of Scotland in general aware of the theological principles of its own tradition was great.

Volume 08, Number 01 May 1978, p11