COVENANTERS


COVENANTERS
   Scottish PROTESTANTS who resisted the imposition of EPISCOPAL forms of CHURCH government on the Scottish Church by Charles I by signing a National COVENANT to maintain PROTESTANT forms of WORSHIP in Scotland. This action was important in terms of its influence on the development of DEMOCRACY and the American REVOLUTION.

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  • Covenanters — • The name given to the subscribers (practically the whole Scottish nation) of the two Covenants, the National Covenant of 1638 and the Solemn League and Covenant of 1643 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Covenanters     Covena …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Covenanters —    The Covenanters were the most militant faction of scots who resisted the imposition of English Anglican control in the 17th century Church of scotland.    When James I (r. 1603 25) ascended to the English and scottish thrones, he attempted to… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • Covenanters — Scottish Presbyterians of the 17th century who made convenants in which they pledged to maintain specific forms of worship and church government. After the signing of the National Covenant of 1638, the Scottish Assembly abolished the episcopal… …   Universalium

  • covenanters — Presbiterianos escoceses del s. XVII que suscribieron pactos en los que se comprometieron a mantener formas específicas de culto y gobierno de la iglesia. Después de la firma del pacto nacional de 1638, la asamblea escocesa abolió el sistema… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Covenanters — Als Covenanters bezeichnet man diejenigen schottischen Gruppierungen, die sich in einem National Covenant verpflichtet haben, für ihre Kirche am Presbyterianismus festzuhalten. Der erste Covenant wurde im Dezember 1557 abgeschlossen, doch… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • COVENANTERS —    a body of strict Presbyterians who held out against the breach of the Solemn League and Covenant …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • New Covenanters — New Covenanters, the members of the monastic community or sect who composed the Dead Sea Scrolls, so named because they believed that they were renewing God s covenant as set forth in the Old Testament; Qumran Community …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ковенантеры — (Covenanters) в истории Шотландии так называется партия, к которой принадлежало большинство народа; она имела в виду в XVII веке обосновать и укрепить пресвитерианскую доктрину как единственную государственную религию, уничтожить церковную… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • Covenanter — For the British Second World War tank, see Covenanter tank. National Covenant redirects here. For the 1950 petition calling for Scottish home rule, see Scottish Covenant. An illegal conventicle The Covenanters were a Scottish Presbyterian… …   Wikipedia

  • Schottland in den Kriegen der drei Königreiche — Teil von: Englischer Bürgerkrieg Schlacht von Dunbar …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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