TITLE

Charity doesn't Begin at Home: Ecclesiastical Poor Relief beyond the Parish, 1560-1650

AUTHOR(S)
McCallum, John
PUB. DATE
November 2012
SOURCE
Journal of Scottish Historical Studies;2012, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p107
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the reformed Protestant Church of Scotland's charitable efforts for poor people, particularly for those not in the parish, from 1560 to 1650. The role that the Scottish parochial ecclesiastical court known as the kirk session played in raising money for poor relief, including for Christians of all denominations and foreigners in Scotland, is discussed. An overview of Scottish charities' attitudes towards poor people who were seen as undeserving of charity, including those who are referred to as sturdy beggars and gypsies, is provided.
ACCESSION #
83183393

 

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