An Humble Attempt in Defence of Reformation Principles; Particularly on the Head of the CIVIL Magistrate. Wherein the Gross Falsehoods, Calumnies, and Imposed Senses, Palmed, by Mr. John Goodlet, Upon the Testimony Emitted by the Reformed Presbytery, Are Exposed and Confuted; and Said Testimony Vindicated. As Also, the Seceding Scheme of Political Principles Most Fully Detected;--and Discovered to Be Inconsistent with the Law of Nature, Light of Divine Revelation, and Covenanted Testimony of the Church of Scotland.
Edinburgh, Printed by David Paterson, 1770. Full calf. 12mo. 7 1/8 in (18 cm) tall; iv 284 p. Full calf with gilt letters in black compartment and gilt rules on spine; speckled calf boards. Edges tinted pale yellow. Exterior rubbed. Top inch of title page repaired but lacking text, few consecutive pages stained but legible, small bookplate, pages evenly toned. Rev. John Fairley (1729-1806) is most noted for this controversial work defending the Reformed Presbyterian position on civil magistracy against the detractions of the Seceders. Highly reproduced book. Three to seven originals in British Isles and one in North America noted by ESTC T201002. Covenanters, Covenants online. Very good+ .
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