1647 SCOTTISH COVENANT. Reasons for the University of Oxford's Resistance to the Solemn League.
1647 SCOTTISH COVENANT. Reasons for the University of Oxford's Resistance to the Solemn League.
1647 SCOTTISH COVENANT. Reasons for the University of Oxford's Resistance to the Solemn League.

1647 SCOTTISH COVENANT. Reasons for the University of Oxford's Resistance to the Solemn League.

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Very rare item; at the rise of Cromwell and the Presbtyerians / Westminster Assembly of Divines, moves were made to bring the universites under the Negative Oath and Solemn League and Covenant's influence. Cambridge had long been a Puritan strong-hold. Oxford, not so much.

The present rare tractate, argued by important faculty and leadership at Oxford, argues against compliance with the Covenant and the influence of the Cromwellian Parliament. Fascinatingly, they turn the Presbyterian / Dissenter's own arguments of religious liberty and conscience to great effect against their authors. 

Reasons of the Present Judgment of the University of Oxford, Concerning the Solemne League and Covenant, the Negative Oath, The Ordinances Concerning Discipline and Worship. Approved by Generall Consent in a Full Convocation, 1 Jun. 1657. And Presented to Consideration. Printed in the Year, 1647. 32pp [of 35]

Professionally removed from an important sammelband of theological works on religious liberty, Presbyterianism, the Baptists, etc., here expertly preserve in archival wraps; stained throughout. Last two leaves lacking.