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Church of Scotland Books of Discipline

Identifier: MS DISC

Scope and Contents

Four manuscript items bound into one quarto volume.

1. Headis and conclusionis of ye policies of ye Kirk. With the subscriptions of the "Eldership of Hadingtoun". 30 September 1591. 40 pages.

2. A schort soume of the wholl Actis of the Kirk takin out of the Buik of Discipline and Register of our Assemblies. 1560-1595. 104 pages.

3. A Table of all the principall heidis that ar conteined in this buik, more largelie and distinctlie noted. 16 pages.

4. Ane forme of sindrie materis to be usit in the elderschip. 1593. 28 pages.

Spine title reads: Second Book of Discipline. From General Assembly Library.

For printed text of 'Headis and Conclusionis', see The Second Book of Discipline, ed. James Kirk, 1980, p. 159-244.


  • Creation: 1560-1595

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