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For three years, Eireann Corrigan was in and out of treatment facilities for her eating disorders. Yes, justification is by faith: but, in Calvinism, that faith is God given As such, perfect conditions were created for breeding an authoritarianism of the Latter Day Pharisees. How did this spur the development of capitalism, both in Scotland and much of protestant Europe? Those who prospered and had power believed that their success was the sign of being blessed by God.

Conversely, those who suffered were perhaps the wretched of the Earth - their human worth hopelessly undermined by sin. The effect was to usurp the very lifeforce of the poor and conform them to the creeds and greeds of the emerging modern capitalist economy.

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Under the Patronage Act, landlords gained the power to appoint clergy in the established church. Sycophantic Church of Scotland ministers could thereby be selected to persuade the people that their sufferings were due to their sins. This undercut resistance to the Highland Clearances and their earlier Lowland and Borders equivalents.

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The political consequences played straight into the hip pockets of the powers that be. A testimony to this hypothesis is scratched on the church windows of Glen Calvie. In ninety-two people who had been evicted from their land waited in the church yard for an emigrant ship to take them to America. The minister had given no succour. Thus the Rev. I confess its guilty silence. Like the German Christians under the Nazis, the clergy of the Highlands failed to open their mouths for the dumb. That is a guilt which I feel deeply. The consequence of having a rich spiritual rug pulled in this way was to replace the excesses of an institutionally corrupt pre-Reformation Catholicism with a spiritual vacuum which, though in theory democratic and free, was open to abuse for the political colonisation of the soul of the people.

Only today are parts of it undergoing redemption. Nowhere are the ambiguities of these aspects of the Scottish psyche captured with more influential contemporary global relevance than in the thought of Kirkcaldy economist who is claimed by both the political centre and the right, Adam Smith.

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Smith believed that self-interest both depended upon and would be to the benefit of the community. However, that community can be seen to have been, firstly, the secular elect of the ruling privileged class. Spirituality as the Bedrock of Community. What, then, is spirituality?