The Minister and the Murderer: A Book of Aftermaths by Stuart Kelly


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In 1969, James Nelson confessed to murder, served a prison sentence, then applied to be ordained as a minster in the Scottish Church (The Kirk). The case split the church in two, and challenged the institution to consider its most basic functions, obligations and duties. Stuart Kelly uses the case of Nelson to write a compelling history of the church in Scotland, of biblical and literary accounts of forgiveness and sin.

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Weight 294 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 21 mm