Confession of Faith and Covenant of the Church of Scotland, 1638 and 1639

Scope and Content

The documents are two in number contained in an archive box. The former case-bound storage for the material is also maintained in the collection.

Administrative / Biographical History

Covenants such as this Confession of Faith and Covenant of the Church of Scotland in 1638, and again in 1643, which committed the individual and the nation to God, resulted in religious struggle. These public petitions presumed a Scottish relationship with God without a king or queen's interference. Although the text did not state it, copies of the documents signed throughout the country provided an excuse to condemn the episcopal system of Church administration.

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The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the following material: (1) Keay, John. and Keay, Julia (eds.). Collins encyclopaedia of Scotland. London: HarperCollins, 1994

Other Finding Aids

None prepared.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Box measures 83 cm x 63 cm x 6 cm

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections

Custodial History

Previously Dc.1.50

Corporate Names