Covenanter


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Covenanter

a person upholding the National Covenant of 1638 or the Solemn League and Covenant of 1643 between Scotland and England to establish and defend Presbyterianism
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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.
Covenant, which explained the position of the Covenanters, was signed by
16) Dixon underscores this union by giving Gaston the first name of the king opposed by both Puritans and Covenanters.
Morton, a Presbyterian son of an exiled leader of the Covenanter movement, embodies the common sense that Scott considered imperative to solve the 1816 crisis.
29) Of course, many Scottish Covenanters supported Charles I and Charles II against Cromwell and the New Model Army.
but he was a Covenanter, a man of immense faith, without the desire to interfere with the affairs of others, though he was outspoken in the extreme in his defence of a principle.
In "The Covenanter," for instance, the last tale published in "The Steam-Boat" series (which ran from February to December, 1821), an austere young man offers a corrective to Scott's Old Mortality, a book that is said to have "laid an irreverent hand on the ark of our national cause.
While denizens of the "antinomian underground" were fraying puritan tempers in London, Hooker revealed his nomistic credentials in a sermon delivered at Dedham and published, fifteen years later in 1644, as The Faithful Covenanter.
In his study of Robert Burns intended for the Encyclopedia Britannica and at first rejected as being 'too frankly critical and too little in accordance with Scotch tradition', Stevenson is too much a moralist, the Conscience of the Covenanter, in conflict with the Bohemian he always at heart remained.
Battle of Newburn Ford August 28 1640 A Scottish Covenanter army, a Presbyterian group led by General Alexander Leslie, fought English forces commanded by Edward, Lord Conway.