Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Scottish Puritanism, 1590-1638$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

David George Mullan

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198269977

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198269978.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 20 November 2019

A Schism Defined

A Schism Defined

Chapter:
(p.208) 7 A Schism Defined
Source:
Scottish Puritanism, 1590-1638
Author(s):

David George Mullan

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198269978.003.0008

Predestination was a required belief right from the Scots Confession of 1560. Knox wrote a lengthy tract on the subject, and no committed Presbyterian ever challenged the doctrine. But Scottish divines were aware of the emergence of Arminianism in the Low Countries and cautioned against it, though their use of the term tended in the direction of English usage, to describe the programme of ‘high’ church reform urged by William Laud and his associates. In the 1630s, there were a few Scottish critics of the Reformation doctrine, and it appears that St Andrews was the focal point of its rather limited presence in the country. Those who leaned toward a less than enthusiastic embrace of Augustinian and Calvinist predestinarian doctrine and toward an acceptance of liturgical changes, Episcopal polity, and the royal supremacy placed a greater value than Presbyterians on the authority of Christian antiquity.

Keywords:   Arminianism, Christian antiquity, predestination

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .