By Dr Stephen Jeffrey
The 'Glorious Revolution' of 1688-90 performed a basic position in re-shaping the political, spiritual and cultural map of the British Isles. but, as this ebook demonstrates, many key parts of the historical past of the interval among the touchdown of William of Orange and the institution of the Union among Scotland and England, stay shadowy. specifically, the spiritual and theological underpinnings of the Revolution in Scotland have acquired scant awareness in comparison to discussions of occasions in England, and Ireland.
This booklet units out to teach how the non secular size 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 delivered to undergo as a way to press for a reasonable cost that took realization of the Episcopalian place. even if, the result verified the power of Presbyterians to answer the altering political conditions and grab the possibilities they provided, permitting them to galvanise their help inside parliament and safe a payment that went past what William and Erastian-inclined Presbyterians could have hottest. regularly, therapy of the non secular consequence in Scotland has been constrained to a naked narration of the numerous acts of parliament - this e-book 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 solid British state.
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Defending the Revolution: The Church of Scotland 1689–1716 by Dr Stephen Jeffrey