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Definitions of MARROW CONTROVERSY
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Arose out of the Marrow of Modern Divinity, the work of a Puritan soldier, temp. Commonwealth; a highly "evangelical " work, condemned by the Assembly, 1720-at that time a very worldly body-but not by the judgment of the people. Substantially the same controversy which led to the expulsion of the Rev. Eben. Erskine, 1733 (who had denounced recent Church legislation), and to the forming of the Secession Church ; and to that of the Relief Church also, 1758, which asserted the right to elect its own minister. By the amalgamation of S. and R. Churches was formed the United Presbyterian Church, 1847.
By Henry Percy Smith