Early Modern Jurisprudence and Theology

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This three-volume series provides a critical examination of the history of theology in Scotland from the early middle ages to the close of the twentieth century. My chapter in volume 1 examines the interaction between legal philosophy and theology during the late Catholic and early Protestant ascendancies in Scotland. Specifically, this chapter provides a summary of (i) Pre-Tridentine Canon Law in Scotland; (ii) The Scottish Reformation and Spiritual Jurisdiction; (iii) The Spiritual Jurisdiction of the Courts of the Church of Scotland; (iv) The Reform of Marriage Law; (v) Scottish Lawyers and the Early Protestant Ascendancy; (vi) Protestantism and Law in Scotland; (vii) Viscount Stair's Institutions of the Law of Scotland. The conclusion provides various suggestions for further research in this field.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe History of Scottish Theology
Subtitle of host publicationCeltic Origins to Reformed Orthodoxy
EditorsDavid Fergusson, Mark Elliott
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9780198759331
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sept 2019


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