Uniquely within the kingdoms of western Christendom, the Scottish bishops acquired authority, in 1225, to carry inter-diocesan conferences with out a supervisory archbishop, and endured to satisfy during this method for almost 250 years. Donald Watt offers an authoritative learn of those church councils from the Latin and English files according to unique sources.In addition to making an unique paintings of substantial old curiosity, Professor Watt brings dialogue of the councils and their importance into the wider context of Scotland's political, criminal, ecclesiastical and social scenario over a protracted period.An very important contribution to Scottish church heritage and to its effect on modern affairs.

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