The passionate treatise on the Word by Patrick Hamilton burned for heresy Feb. With George wishart's translation of the Swiss Confession of Faith can be seen the beginnings of that influence from Zurich and Geneva, later so pervasive see confessions of faith, protestant.
I thank Owen Dudley Edwards for his comments on it. William Croft Dickinson, 2 vols Edinburgh,1: However, not all posterity wished to be so instructed by one of the victors in the revolution of — There is an alternative Catholic narra- tive in the polemical writings of Ninian Winzet —92 and the History of Scotland of Bishop John Lesley — Like Knox they emphasized the defects of the pre-Reformation church in Scotland, but their aim was to explain how so perfect a religion could have fallen so easily.
James Kirk and Margaret Sanderson. Causes, Characteristics, Conse- quences London, The Dangerous Birth of the Modern World. Karly Kehoe, Creating a Scottish Church: In the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland opposed the appointment of a Roman Catholic to the chair of theology in the divinity faculty of Edinburgh University: Edin- burgh Divinity — Edinburgh, Burns of Aberdeen politics and Donald Nicholl of Edinburgh history.
The others included priests, schoolteachers, religious and a librar- ian. He started with the pre-Reformation histories of John Major and Hector Boece, thus hinting that Protestant historiography was a deviation from the national tradition, and emphasized scholarly and eirenic figures who played a part in national life despite their religion, such as Thomas Innes.
These had three significant emphases.
They covered such topics as bishops, parishes, hospitals, religious houses, literature, reforming councils and the destruction caused by the 23 John Durkan and Anthony Ross, Early Scottish Libraries Glasgow,first published in InR 91— Recalling the collaboration between Thomas Innes and Robert Keith, an Episcopalian contributor to the volume was Gordon Donaldson —93whose own book for the anniver- sary ofThe Scottish Reformation, was based on his —8 Cambridge Birkbeck lectures.
Donaldson also challenged the Pres- byterian consensus, this time in terms of polity, by emphasizing continuity beyond and the late arrival of Presbyterianism his mind was on the discussions during the s concerning reunion between the Church of Scotland and the Episcopal Church, a project which was rejected by the former in This process was also parallel to similar developments elsewhere in Europe.
Cowan, The Scottish Reformation: His Early Scot- tish Libraries, compiled with John Durkan, shows a pre-Refor- mation clergy in touch with intellectual currents from all over Europe, deeply influenced by Erasmus and with an interest in the latest Catholic reforming movements.
John Durkan — was a schoolmaster and a member of the SCHA committee from its beginning, serving as chairman from to His vast corpus of work is based on a remarkable familiarity with primary source material from all over Europe.
He was secretary of the SCHA between and His monumental biography of Bishop William Elphinstone gave a definitive picture of flourishing church reform in the diocese of Aberdeen in the years before The work of these four historians gave a more nuanced picture of sixteenth-century Scotland; it was supported and continued by the publications of other members of the SCHA committee, such as Mark Dilworth OSB — of Fort Augustus on Scottish monasticism and Michael Lynch of the University of Edinburgh on the Reformation in Edinburgh, the first Scottish example in book form of those local studies that have been so fruitful for the understanding of the English Refor- mation.
Cowan Leiden,— Dunlop — also laboured in the field of pre-Reformation Scottish church history, attending the Scots kirk in Rome while studying in the Vatican archives and later presenting a copy of her book on Bishop James Kennedy to Pope Pius XII.
People and Change, — East Linton, A Memoir by Dr Ian B. Charles Burns Edinburgh,ix—xviii. On the other hand their religion could cloud their eyes so that, for example, they followed Bishop Lesley in seeing Catholi- cism as the only true heir of pre-Reformation Scottish Chris- tianity, thus missing both the strangeness of the Auld Kirk and the continuities with it in Protestantism.
Another weakness was to accept the polemical inheritance of moral criticism of pre-Reformation Catholicism. Origins of the Scottish Reformation, 6. Essays on the Scottish Reformation, xix.
The SCHA volume, Essays on the Scottish Reformation —, however, was also program- matic both for Catholic historians and for the academy in several ways.Title: The Scottish Reformation Created Date: Z.
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