Solemn League and Covenant


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Solemn League and Covenant

n
(Historical Terms) See Covenant
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But here be it premised, that owing to the unwearied activity with which of late they have been hunted over all four oceans, the Sperm Whales, instead of almost invariably sailing in small detached companies, as in former times, are now frequently met with in extensive herds, sometimes embracing so great a multitude, that it would almost seem as if numerous nations of them had sworn solemn league and covenant for mutual assistance and protection.
the states that derive from the English Revolution--Britain, the British Commonwealth and the United States--were bound in a special way to God by the National Covenant and the Solemn League and Covenant.
Vallance argues persuasively that far from being largely secular and pragmatic proposals, the theology that lay behind early calls for the Protestation, the Vow and Covenant, and finally the Solemn League and Covenant was profoundly shaped by a Calvinist worldview and its pious concern that God's wrath would be visited upon a nation still rife with what they perceived to be the worship of Catholic idols.