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There was, first, the principle of national independence--the Crown of Scotland not subject to any other Crown; 2nd, the principle of the Reformation, the Bible above the Church, and above all human authority; 3rd, the principle of the Covenanters, conscience above the King; and 4th, the principle of the Revolution--the King must reign according to the law.
The Blasphemy of Jan van Leiden, written after Menno's baptism and call to leadership, was addressed to "all true brothers and Covenanters in the dispersion." It was thus.
Instead Carlton quotes Sir James Turner (95), a former covenanter serving in the Scottish Royal Army that officers served only for money.
He makes little effort at historical accuracy in either case, however--one of the most significant rituals, the improvised trial of Morton by the Covenanters at Drumshinnel, was based on a story about smugglers, not presbyterians (see Dickson 56).
The crowd tried to emulate the achievements of their Covenanter ancestors in order to seek a new era of organized activism and social mobilization (see Krull 725-26).
My initial introduction was through an organisation called Junior Covenanters, run in Stafford by the giant David Weaver and the less robust Paul Hitchenor, who was afflicted by a chronic stammer which disappeared only in the pulpit.
Neil Oliver assesses the impact of the Covenants of 1638 and 1643 - written contracts with God which sought to redefine the position of the Scottish Covenanters.
A History of Scotland (8.00pm) Neil Oliver assesses the Covenants of 1638 and 1643 - written contracts with God which sought to redefine the position of the Scottish Covenanters.
These were contracts that sought to redefine both the position of the Scottish Covenanters in Britain, and the role of Britain itself.
Undoubtedly, the Damascus Document is one of the most important sources of information on the early history of the Qumran community, and therefore a vital source for an assessment of Qumran covenanters' attitudes towards the Jerusalem temple.
He was the author or editor of some forty-four books, including biographical studies of celebrated poets and authors, popular editions of their works, and historical studies of Covenanters and eminent Scots.
The Qumran reckoning, in all likelihood, was known to the Judean Covenanters from the books of Jubilees and Enoch and was not their own innovation.