In fact, he was instrumental in enabling the Reformed Presbyterians, also known as Covenanters
, to unite with The Presbyterian Church in Canada.
In the first place, the postulate of forgery requires the secondary postulate of a very stupid forger who destroyed the credibility of his document by referring to Menno as a "Covenanter
" (Bondgenoot) at a time when that term had already come into opprobrium and by annotating Menno's emblematic paraphrase to I Corinthians 3:13 at a time when everybody knew it referred to I Corinthians 3:11.
By restoring Covenanter
grave stones, for example, Old Mortality not only creates a sacred space that is largely hidden from outsiders, he also reinscribes the lines separating believers from nonbelievers.
As Crawford Gribben states, for Scott writing or reading about the Covenanter
tragedy was a political and theological task (16).
Millenarian prophecies were used as a support to the notion of a renewed covenant with God, and the Covenanters
were enthused with a sense of destiny as they sought to form a national covenant.
In The Heart of Mid-Lothian Scott's concern with resistance is focused most consistently by his representation of a family of Cameronian Covenanters
. The choice of subject needs to be seen in relation to received views of Covenanting tradition, a tradition in which resistance to state authority had an important place.
(67) For a good restatement of this position by an Irish Covenanter
, see Samuel B.
In a real sense she influenced his work as a writer, firing his imagination by reading to him accounts of persecuted Scottish Covenanters
and arousing his pity in her rich, dramatic voice.
In truth, according to Andrew Newton of the Society, the battle was one of a number of skirmishes fought in March 1644 between the Royalist general William Cavandish, the Marquess of Newcastle, and the commander of the Scottish 'Covenanter
' army, Alexander Leslie, 1st Earl of Leven.
Dane is the Honorary Secretary of the Scottish Covenanter
February 17 is: Random act of Kindness Day On this day: 1688 - James Renwick, leader of the remaining Covenanter
Presbyterian rebels, is executed in Edinburgh.
On the weekend of October 22 and 23, re-enactors portraying Scots Covenanter
soldiers will fire cannon and muskets and demonstrate 17th century garrison life.