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Alexander Forbes of BrechinThe First Tractarian Bishop$
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Rowan Strong

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198263579

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263579.001.0001

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Controversy and Trial

Controversy and Trial

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Alexander Forbes of Brechin


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This chapter examines the Eucharistic controversy and the trial of Forbes before the Episcopal Synod in March 1860 under the charge of heresy. Forbes gave his first episcopal charge to his clergy at his diocesan synod of 1857, on the theology of the Eucharist. He had chosen this subject based on the desire to uphold Tractarian doctrine on the Eucharist at a time when similar teaching was on trial in the Church of England. This change initiated what became known as the Eucharistic controversy. It ran for three years, until Forbes was presented for heresy by one of his clergy in March 1860. One of the fundamental reasons for opposition to Forbes' s teaching was High Church suspicion of Tractarian Romanism. The Eucharistic controversy was a catalyst in making the Scottish Episcopal Church a more theologically tolerant Church.

Keywords:   Episcopal Synod, Eucharistic controversy, heresy, episcopal charge, Tractarian doctrine, Scottish Episcopal Church

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