The Two Kingdoms - Elizabeth WhitleyScottish Reformation Society, 1977, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly scuffed with a tape-repaired tear to the head of the spine. Price Clipped. Pages lightly age-tanned.
From the foreword: “We bespeak for this new book by Elizabeth Whitley the same cordial reception as was given to her popular Plain Mr Knox. It is written in the same felicitous style, and is marked by the same lively presentation. In many respects, indeed, it is a continuation of the same story; for the Second Reformation, as the Covenanting movement in Scotland is sometimes described, was nothing other than a resumption of the struggle for the Church’s spiritual independence in which Knox had played such a conspicuous part in the sixteenth century. When Andrew Melville, in a famous encounter with James VI, reminded the king that there were “two Kings and two Kingdoms in Scotland” he was enunciating no new principle of Church and State relations, but merely reasserting one which had been basic to the Scottish Reformation, and which inhered in the concordat between Church and State relating to the establishment of the Reformed Church in Scotland. If Mrs Whitley’s book serves to remind us that in the Church, as in the State, the price of liberty is eternal vigilance, she will have alerted* us to a danger that is ever present — the danger of letting things slip; of sacrificing vital principle on the altar of expediency; and of letting spiritual freedom degenerate into spiritual license, thus eventually making the Church “a proverb and a byword among all people”. The Reformation Society have let Mrs Whitley tell her story entirely in her own way, and consider it their privilege to send it into circulation.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 212
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