The History of Catholic Intellectual Life in Scotland, 1918–1965

  • Clifford Williamson

Part of the Histories of the Sacred and Secular, 1700-2000 book series (HISASE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Clifford Williamson
    Pages 1-27
  3. Clifford Williamson
    Pages 29-53
  4. Clifford Williamson
    Pages 55-79
  5. Clifford Williamson
    Pages 81-101
  6. Clifford Williamson
    Pages 103-123
  7. Clifford Williamson
    Pages 125-143
  8. Clifford Williamson
    Pages 219-224
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 225-259

About this book


This book offers an innovative approach to the character of the intellectual life of Catholics in Scotland. It looks at Catholic attempts to fight the appeal of communism amongst the working classes in interwar Scotland, it analyses developments in the devotional life of Scottish Catholics and it discusses the unique theological contribution made by Scottish clerics. Chapters also explore the increasing presence of Catholics in Scotland in higher education and their role in shaping change within the Catholic Church. Finally, readers will have the opportunity to learn more about the previously under-researched Catholic Intelligentsia, and the debate within it on the place of Catholicism in the history of Scotland.

The History of Catholic Intellectual Life in Scotland, 1918–1965 presents the domestic context of the changing character of Scottish Catholicism, as well as the context of changes in European Catholicism. 


Scotland Catholicism Devotion Politics Identity

Authors and affiliations

  • Clifford Williamson
    • 1
  1. 1.Bath Spa UniversityBathUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-33346-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-33347-6
  • Buy this book on publisher's site