Stuart Kelly

The Minister and the Murderer

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Fri 21 Sep

In 1969, James Nelson confessed to murder, served a prison sentence, then applied to be ordained as a minister in the Church of Scotland – titillating the tabloids and dividing national opinion. Stuart Kelly discusses his remarkable account of the affair. Part detective story, part memoir, it is also a moving meditation on what it means to forgive and a fascinating alternative history of the Kirk. [009]


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