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Confession of Faith and Covenant of the Church of Scotland

 Fonds — Box: Coll-1075
Identifier: Coll-1075

Scope and Contents

"The Confession of Faith and Covenant of the Kirk of Scotland as it was upon the supplication of the General Assembly to His Majesties Honourable Privie Counsell subscribed againe in the yeare 1639."
Written by John Laurie, Writer in Edinburgh. Accompanied by another copy, 1638.

Dates

  • 1638-1639

Creator

Language of Materials

Scots

Biographical / Historical

Covenants such as this Confession of Faith and Covenant of the Church of Scotland in 1638, and again in 1643, which committed the individual and the nation to God, resulted in religious struggle. These public petitions presumed a Scottish relationship with God without a king or queen's interference. Although the text did not state it, copies of the documents signed throughout the country provided an excuse to condemn the episcopal system of Church administration.

Extent

1 box

1 plan chest drawers

Physical Location

Formerly at shelfmark Dc.1.50

Custodial History

Old index slip refers to "Frames in O alcove"
Title
Confession of Faith and Covenant of the Church of Scotland, 1638 and 1639

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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