Religion: Scotch Presbyterians

A hundred years ago there was a Presbyterian clergyman in Scotland who could make lectures on mathematics so stirring that the authorities at St. Andrews, fearful of the excitement thus roused in the students, discontinued them. He was Dr. Thomas Chalmers, kindling and original personality, whose principal claim to fame is that he led a secession which split the established Church of Scotland, and presided over the founding of what is now known as the United Free Church of Scotland.

For nearly a century the two great divisions of the Scotch Presbyterian Church have...

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