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Church and society in Aberdeen and Glasgow, c. 1800- c. 2000

Hillis, Peter (2002) Church and society in Aberdeen and Glasgow, c. 1800- c. 2000. Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 53 (4). pp. 707-734. ISSN 0022-0469

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Abstract

This article discusses the relationship between Church and society in Aberdeen and Glasgow, c. 1800-c. 2000, with specific reference to levels of church attendance and membership, alongside the social and gender composition of church membership. Despite contrasts in economic development, both cities experienced a sharp decline in levels of church attendance. However, this decline was partly offset by an expanding membership in suburban areas such as Bearsden and Cults. The article confirms previous analyses of religion and social class, but further reinforces more recent research which highlights the important role of women in the Church.