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By Jeffrey Stephen

The 'Glorious Revolution' of 1688-90 performed a primary function in re-shaping the political, spiritual and cultural map of the British Isles. but, as this publication demonstrates, many key components of the heritage of the interval among the touchdown of William of Orange and the institution of the Union among Scotland and England, stay shadowy. particularly, the spiritual and theological underpinnings of the Revolution in Scotland have got scant awareness in comparison to discussions of occasions in England, and eire. This ebook units out to teach how the non secular measurement of the revolution cost in Scotland whereas comprehensively Presbyterian, was once now not inevitable, revealing as an alternative the measure of political and non secular strain that was once dropped at endure for you to press for a reasonable payment that took attention of the Episcopalian place. despite the fact that, the end result verified the facility of Presbyterians to answer the altering political situations and grab the possibilities they provided, allowing them to galvanise their aid inside of parliament and safe a payment that went past what William and Erastian-inclined Presbyterians could have most well liked. generally, remedy of the non secular final result in Scotland has been constrained to a naked narration of the numerous acts of parliament - this ebook takes a extra thorough and significant method of clarify not just the character of the ultimate cost yet the way it was once accomplished, and the legacy it left for either Scotland and the newly cast British state.

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