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Church of Scotland
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[German Version]

The Church of Scotland is the national Scottish church. It has a parochial organization and offers religious observances and instruction to the whole Scottish people. It is a Protestant, Trinitarian church, which adheres to the ethos of the Reformation. The Bible (OT and NT) forms its supreme rule of faith and life, and the Westminster Confession its subordinate standard of faith. The organization of the Church of Scotland is Presbyterian with government by a hierarchy of church courts (Kirk sessions, Presbyteries, and General Assembl…

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Brown, Stewart J., “Church of Scotland”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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