Narrative of the Cardross Case, 1861.
Thorny Issues Concerning Governance and the Role of Civil Law in Ecclesiastical Affairs [Macmillan, John]. Narrative of the Cardross Case [Caption Title]. [London, Edinburgh, & New York: T. Nelson & Sons, 1861]. 16 pp. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Unstitched pamphlet in self-wrappers, light edgewear, moderate toning and foxing throughout. $350. * Only edition. Macmillan, a minister of the Free Church of Scotland, was dismissed from his congregation after he was charged with drunkeness and "violently laying hold of a woman." He brought suit against the church in civil court. Given the prickly attitudes of Scottish dissenters toward any suggestion of government interference with their church polity, this case opened up a number of thorny issues concerning governance and the role of civil law in ecclesiastical affairs. OCLC locates 3 copies, all in Scotland. No other copies located by Library Hub. Not in the Harvard Law Catalogue or British Museum Catalogue.
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