The History of Leith

April 22, 2006

Furnishing the Scottish church, painting and carving

Nothing changed more rapidly in the Reformation than the nature of church furnishings, since these directly affected the liturgical proceedings around which many theological controversies centred. Moreover, as secondary aspects of the church with sometimes limited structural implications, they could be easily changed, modernised, defaced or removed when contrary to new ideas. Thus it is natural that we have little material to study the early history of the Scottish church in its painted state, its altars and altarpieces, early choir-stalls and sacramental details. (Included to give an idea of what Leith Churches would have looked like in the past) for more click here

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