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dc.contributor.authorMaxwell, Thomasen
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-22T12:44:47Z
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dc.date.issued1954
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/30457
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dc.description.abstractAs the title indicates, this is & survey of the Presbyterian-Episcopalian controversy in Scotland fim the Revolution settlement till the accession of George I. From the Reformation onwards through the 17th century there had "been a continuing conflict as to what was to he the ecclesiastical polity of the Scottish Church. Both forms of church government had alternating terns of ascendancy find rejection. There were periods when "pure" i'oms of Episopacy and Presbyterianism were asserted and attempted and other periods when the Church polity was an amalgam of Presbyterian and Episcopal practice. with the Revolution Settlement, Presbyterianism was established by the Parliament of 1690. "Prelacy and the superiority of any office in the Church above Presbyters" was dismissed as "a groat and insupportable grievance ... and contrary to the inclinations of the people ever since the Reformation.The victory seemed to be with Presbyterianism as the established Church Government. So indeed it has proved in the event, but for a long time the issue was much more uncertain than many modern writers seem to allow. This is evident in the contemporary pamphlets on which this study is based and which arc a feature of this period. Immediately after the Revolution and for a period extending till the accession of the Hanoverians, there poured out of the printing-presses a spate of these pamphlets. To read them is to obtain a most vivid picture of the period and the hopes and fears of the ecclesiastical rivals. So great was this outpouring of pamphlets that it has seemed worth while to set out as many of these as possible in a bibliography with indications of their contents and biographical notes on their authors. This Bibliography comprises the chief part of this study. Several considerations, however, may be briefly noted by way of introductionen
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.ispartofAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2018 Block 19en
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dc.titleThe Presbyterian-Episcopalian controversy in Scotland from the revolution settlement until the accession of George I: a survey and critical review, with a bibliography and biographical notesen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen


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