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The Minister and the Murderer

A Book of Aftermaths

Stuart Kelly

Should a self-confessed murderer be allowed to become a priest? In 1984 the Church of Scotland wrestled with this question when James Nelson, who had served a prison sentence for killing his mother, applied for ordination as a minister. Kelly uses this case as the starting-point for a history of the Church in Scotland, which also combines personal memoir, true-crime narrative and an exegesis of biblical and literary accounts of sin and forgiveness.

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  • Publisher: Granta
  • Year: 2018
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 350pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 232x153mm
  • ISBN: 9781847089229
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.5kg
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