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Scottish Presbyterians and the Act of Union 1707
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Scottish Presbyterians and the Act of Union 1707

Jeffrey Stephen

Abstract

Set against the background of post-revolution Scottish ecclesiastical politics, this book addresses the hitherto largely neglected religious dimension to the debates on Anglo–Scottish Union. Focusing predominantly on the period between April 1706 and January 1707, the book examines the attitudes and reactions of Presbyterians to the treaty and challenges many of the widely held assumptions about the role of the church and other groups during the debate. The focal point of the Kirk's response was the Commission of the General Assembly. Through the extensive use of church records and other prima ... More

Keywords: Scottish ecclesiastical politics, Anglo–Scottish Union, Presbyterians, Kirk, church security, Cameronians, Hebronites, parliamentary debate, popular protest

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748625055
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625055.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey Stephen, author