Scotland: religion, culture and national identity.

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  • Additional Information
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      art
      Church
      culture
      identity
      literature
      nationalism
      poetry
      Scotland
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    • Abstract:
      In this initial article of the International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church's special issue on Perspectives on the Church in Scotland, as well as offering a wider context for the contributions that follow, I want to explore what connections in general might be said to exist between Scottish identity and Christianity, and then, more particularly, the impact of religion on the country's artistic culture, written as well as visual. Even those whose interest in the Scottish dimension may be marginal at best may find the discussion of broader relevance, since all nations now face to varying degrees the problem of how to relate their present pluriform identity to a narrower past. England, for instance, is ethnically much more diverse than its near neighbour and so struggles to find an appropriate contemporary self-definition. This can be seen reflected in the way in which politicians, in speaking of 'British core values', often merely reiterate what are universal in the western world, such as democracy, equal respect before the law, gender equality and so on, as with Nick Clegg's recent list on the Today programme on Radio 4 (10 June 2014) in which Gordon Brown's similar list during his premiership was simply reiterated. Others, though, continue to wrestle with what appeal to England's past history might mean and even with whether the established Church might have some continuing role within it, with the philosopher Roger Scruton offering a particularly intriguing instance in his Our Church: A Personal History of the Church of England (2012). [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Wardlaw Professor of Theology, Aesthetics and Culture, University of St. Andrews
    • ISSN:
      1474-225X
    • Accession Number:
      10.1080/1474225X.2014.937553
    • Accession Number:
      97492264
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BROWN, D. Scotland: religion, culture and national identity. International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church, [s. l.], v. 14, n. 2, p. 88–99, 2014. DOI 10.1080/1474225X.2014.937553. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=97492264. Acesso em: 6 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Brown D. Scotland: religion, culture and national identity. International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church. 2014;14(2):88-99. doi:10.1080/1474225X.2014.937553.
    • AMA11:
      Brown D. Scotland: religion, culture and national identity. International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church. 2014;14(2):88-99. doi:10.1080/1474225X.2014.937553
    • APA:
      Brown, D. (2014). Scotland: religion, culture and national identity. International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church, 14(2), 88–99. https://doi.org/10.1080/1474225X.2014.937553
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Brown, David. 2014. “Scotland: Religion, Culture and National Identity.” International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church 14 (2): 88–99. doi:10.1080/1474225X.2014.937553.
    • Harvard:
      Brown, D. (2014) ‘Scotland: religion, culture and national identity’, International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church, 14(2), pp. 88–99. doi: 10.1080/1474225X.2014.937553.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Brown, D 2014, ‘Scotland: religion, culture and national identity’, International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 88–99, viewed 6 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Brown, David. “Scotland: Religion, Culture and National Identity.” International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church, vol. 14, no. 2, May 2014, pp. 88–99. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/1474225X.2014.937553.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Brown, David. “Scotland: Religion, Culture and National Identity.” International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church 14, no. 2 (May 2014): 88–99. doi:10.1080/1474225X.2014.937553.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Brown D. Scotland: religion, culture and national identity. International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church [Internet]. 2014 May [cited 2020 Jul 6];14(2):88–99. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=97492264