Scottish Puritanism, 1590-1638 by David George Mullan

By David George Mullan

This booklet bargains a portrait of Scottish Puritanism within the generations top as much as the nationwide Convent of 1638. the writer examines the development of a Puritan neighborhood, attitudes in the direction of the Bible, where of the female in Scottish divinity, and the improvement of rules approximately predestination, covenanting, and the connection among church and kingdom.

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63 William Struther, A resolution for death (Edinburgh, 1628), 59. The Works of the Right Reverend Joseph Hall, ed. , 10 vols. (Oxford, 1863), i. pp. xl–xli; ix. 117–27; Dan Steere, ‘ “For the Peace of Both, for the Humour of Neither”: Bishop Joseph Hall Defends the Via Media in an Age of Extremes, 1601–1656’, SCJ 27 (1996), 753–5. 65 FES, i. 56. 66 Memoirs of the Civil War and during the usurpation, by James Burns, Merchant, and Bailie of the City of Glasgow, from 1644 till 1661, in Historical Fragments, relative to Scotish Affairs, from 1635 to 1664 [ed.

Black III, The Younger John Winthrop (New York: Columbia University Press, 1966), 80–1; David Stevenson, ‘Conventicles in the Kirk, 1619–37. The Emergence of a Radical Party’, RSCHS 18 (1974), 108–10. A letter from a Scot to an Englishman in 1634 indicates some of the pressures which led Scots to consider migration, including the impossibility of a nonconformist finding a pastoral charge. See Carl Bridenbaugh, Vexed and Troubled Englishmen 1590–1642 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1968), 449.

This was a serious child who refused any longer to play on the Sabbath, and reproached himself for lying, reminiscent of Augustine’s Confessions, which he did not read, however, until his twenties. Blair was subject to bouts of sickness and from adolescence was of a morbid mind, expecting death before the age of thirty. He reminisced that he was disappointed once when he thought death was upon him, but he recovered. In these episodes he felt the punitive and instructive hand of God dealing with him for his sinful propensities.

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