Excerpt from Our Church Heritage: Or, the Scottish Churches Viewed in the Light of Their History The Presbyterians of Scotland have been once more pressed to consider whether a new adjustment is t possible in their ecclesiastical relations. A singular turn of affairs has resulted in the State conceding all (as it sup poses) that the Free Church asked in vain in 1843;and we are urged, in consequence, to lower our banner and to fall into rank again beside our brethren of the Establishment. The appeal compels us to take a fresh survey of our position; and the following pages are offered as a help in that connection to the new generation which has risen up since the Disruption. One or two points it is always important to bear in mind. First of all, the principles of the Free Church can be clearly understood only by those who are acquainted with the history of the Church of Scotland, That history is in itself extraordinarily interesting. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.