Both works expounded an ideal never fully realized. The First Book of Discipline (1560) was largely the work of the uncompromising Calvinist John Knox. It was heavily dependent upon the Ordinances of Calvin's church in Geneva. Knox died in 1572 and three years later Andrew Melville began drawing up a Second Book of Discipline, intended to purge the Scottish church of the last vestiges of episcopal government.
Subjects: Christianity — British History.