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Reference: Volume 28 1958, p55
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(All between pages 28 and 29)

Coldingham Priory: from South East, showing Cloister Garth, Well, and Archway to South Aisle
Coldingham Priory: Interior looking eastwards, before the Restoration
Coldingham Priory: The Present Chancel
Coldingham Priory: Plan of Buildings

Reference: Volume 28 1958
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The Rev R Stuart Louden, TD, MA, BD, Minister of Greyfriars Church, Edinburgh

Presidential address for 1965 to the Leighton Club. A confusing situation pertains at the momment, with some churches opening table to others, and the anomalies this produces. Some of the theological misunderstandings behind this. In the context of the search for unity, intercommunion is in itself not the end in itself. The writer sees this as urgent and offers four principles: the one-ness of the church, baptism in other denominations is accepted, the Lord's Table to be the emphasis rather than Eucharist as a 'rite'. The author favours the approach that intercommunion be possible and desirable after certain significant steps towards unity are taken rather than when full unity has otherwise been achieved. T F Torrance quoted: The Eucharistic communion does not add anything to the wholeness of Baptismal incorporation, but it is a renewal of the Church's oneness in the Body of Christ, and such an anticipation of the fulness to come that through it the Church may live out boldly and spiritually in the midst of the broken and divided world the oneness of the Body of Christ'.

Reference: Volume 27 1957, p3
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The Rev Charles I G Stobie, MA, Minister at Auchtergaven, Perthshire

This is an account and reflection on the crusade of Jacob Primmer around the turn of the twentieth century to rid the Church of Scotland of what he saw as Romish practices. The author argues that in some sense Primmer has 'won', citing the example of musical standards in the church.

Reference: Volume 27 1957, p16
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The Rev James Keillor, Minister of the Church. The Rev James W Leitch, MA, BD, D Theol, Minister of the Church

These are accounts of the foundation, history and current life of The Scots Kirk in Amsterdam and The Scots Church in Rotterdam, by their respective ministers. The article is illustrated.

Reference: Volume 27 1957, p26
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The Rev John A Lamb, BD, Ph D, Librarian at New College, University of Edinburgh

Included in this issue is reference to Bouyer's Life and Liturgy, Gelineau's Twenty Four Psalms and a Canticle and two volumes by Thomas Merton.

Reference: Volume 27 1957, p37
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Various Contributors

Byzantine Architecture and Decoration, J Arnott Hamilton (Batsford, 1956) reviewed by John A Lamb, The Oxford Easy Anthem Book (OUP) reviewed by Wilfred J Emery, The Architecture of Scottish Post-Reformation Churches, George Hay (OUP) reviewed by J Arnott Hamilton, Your Parish Church (Council for the Care of Churches) reviewed by W D Maxwell.

Reference: Volume 27 1957, p45
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Various Contributors

The time of broadcast church services. The place of the Amen. New members.

Reference: Volume 27 1957, p50
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Report of the Annual Meeting of the Society 1956 and of the one day conference (Costorphine, on the Book of Common Order and The Scottish Book of Common Prayer).
The Seal and the Motto of the Society, an explanation. The Constitution of the Society.

Reference: Volume 27 1957, p53
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Reference: Volume 27 1957, p58
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(All between pages 30 and 31)

The Scots Kirk, Amsterdam: Entrance Porch from the Spui
The Scots Kirk, Amsterdam: The Interior
The Scots Church, Rotterdam: The Interior
The Scots Church, Rotterdam: Interior, facing the Organ Gallery

Reference: Volume 27 1957
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The Rev Thomas F Torrance, MA, BD, DD, D Theol, Professor of Christian Dogmatics, University of Edinburgh

Not two dimensions regarding essence of Gospel but three: God, man, and Jesus in whom God and man are one. Inportant for understanding of eschatology. Some theologians only two, e.g. Bultmann, Tillich. Can’t be just time and eternity but in Jesus Christ time redeemed and joined together with eternity. The understanding stems from Calvin, and before him Irenaeus and Athanasius; Calvin saw importance for a) priesthood of Christ, b) baptism, c) Lord’s Supper. The paper follows this trail through subsequent history, including John McLeod Campbell. We have failed to grasp the place of the full humanity of Christ and this has led to a failure in understanding of Word and Sacrament.

Reference: Volume 26 1956, p3

The late Rev Millar Patrick, MA, DD, President of the Society 1930-32

This paper is reproduced from the Annual of 1932-33 [check this] The failure of the Reformers to follow Calvin’s teaching about the centrality of Communion. Knox as a man deficient in imagination and did not appreciate the value of symbolism. Pulpit and preaching were the centre of interest in a time of fierce debate – the intellectualizing of religion. Other reasons for this overlooking of Communion. The contribution of symbol to the life of the spirit. Scripture bears out that our religion is one that makes itself intelligible through symbolism. Rare observance of the Sacrament has restricted its meaning. The paper argues – if frequent celebration cannot happen – that at least the Table be fully visible and not used for other purposes (war memorial, for example). Various ways of achieving this prominence are discussed.

Reference: Volume 26 1956, p11
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The Rev William D Maxwell, MA, BD, Ph D, DD, Minister at Whitekirk and Tyninghame

Argues that children's sermon is gradually undermining the worship of the Church. Paper offers an alternative and, further, discusses related issues such as the comprehension of children, the length of time.

Reference: Volume 26 1956, p21
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The Rev S Lindsay McIntyre, Assistant Minister

The building had been destroyed in the recent war. The Assistant Minister describes the design, the furnishing of the interior, including detail about the materials of which they are made. The article is illustrated.

Reference: Volume 26 1956, p25