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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In this article, I will argue that Edwards's reflections on property and liberty can best be understood within the national covenant tradition and that they can provide unique perspective on markets and morality today.
The story of the National Covenant dominates Roy's political history.
Both men were Covenanters--those who signed the National Covenant in 1638 and advocated for Presbyterian governance--but in life they fought on opposite sides in a civil war.
But National Covenant Fund rules prevented donations for memorials and plaques.
the states that derive from the English Revolution--Britain, the British Commonwealth and the United States--were bound in a special way to God by the National Covenant and the Solemn League and Covenant.
Secretary-General of the National Covenant Party, Ghassan Abdul-Aziz Othman, stressed that the criminal acts and destruction and sabotage in addition to targeting the national economy can never be related to any legitimate demands, adding that the political movement was clear from the beginning to be the first step to a war against Syria.
Testing the National Covenant: Fears and Appetites in American Politics provides the author's vision for America and uses this country's political and religious history to consider the concepts of contract and covenant at play in American politics for centuries.
Testing the national covenant; fears and appetites in American politics.
It follows the rules of the national covenant that is Lebanon's basic law (in place of a constitution), which requires that the post of president go to a Maronite Christian, that of prime minister be occupied by a Sunni Muslim, and that of speaker of parliament be given to a Shia.
Berri's political adviser, MP Ali Hassan Khalil, hit back at Siniora, accusing him of violating all rules of the Constitution and the coexistence formula when he stayed in power in 2007-2008 in breach of the National Covenant despite the resignation of Shiite ministers in a fierce power struggle between the two sides.
With the acceptance of Enlightenment political theory in the colonies, however, the theological idea of a national covenant was replaced by the secular idea of a social contract.
It was followed also by the Palestinian National Covenant (Al Mithaq Al Qawmi), which was agreed after a convention attended by 422 Palestinian national figures at the 1st Palestinian National Council, which was held in Jerusalem from 28 May to 2 June.

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