King's Confession

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Overview page. Subjects: History — Christianity.

An adherent of the National Covenant (1638) or the Solemn League and Covenant (1643), upholding the organization of the Scottish Presbyterian Church.

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National Covenant

Overview page. Subjects: British History.


The Covenant of Scottish Presbyterians inaugurated at Edinburgh in answer to the attempt to impose on the Scottish Church the 1637 BCP.

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Negative Confession

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

An alternative name for the King's Confession, because it denied all doctrine not in accord with the Scottish Confession of 1560.

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Scottish Confession

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

The first Confession of Faith of the reformed Church of Scotland. A typically Calvinist document, it was adopted by the Scottish Parliament in 1560 and remained the confessional standard...

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