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West´min`ster As`sem´bly

1.See under Assembly.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Van Dixhoorn, is a Canadian-born Reformed theologian and historian, as well as the editor of the five-volume "The Minutes and Papers of the Westminster Assembly: 1643-1652" which was published by Oxford University Press in 2012.
Walter Bryden delivered a masterful lecture on the 300th anniversary of the Westminster Assembly. He declared that confession is the central act of Christian life.
At top-level talks in Westminster Assembly First Minister Rhodri Morgan warned that proposed budget cuts would put a stop to major publicly funded projects that could help to revive the flagging economy.
244) in the Westminster Assembly and contributed to the eventual victory of Erastianism.
During the English Civil War ruling eldership was part of the high presbyterian system pressed upon the parliamentarian side by its military allies the Scottish Covenanters, and also by a majority in the Westminster Assembly of Divines.
Circumstances were different in Scotland with its "alternative eschatological heritage" (103), though connections with English puritans were strong and Scots were invited to contribute to the Westminster Assembly in 1643.
He continued to be fascinated with the historic roles of lawyers and priests, regarding constitutional reformation as an opportunity to see how far the two offices could be merged to the mutual benefit of the whole polity; his more than antiquarian concern with defining priesthood was an aspect of his involvement with the Westminster Assembly in 1644 particularly singled out by Barbour.
The shorter and larger catechisms, documents from the Westminster Assembly of the mid-17th century, became the constitutional documents for Presbyterian churches around the world.
Think of Samuel Rutherford, a century after Calvin: a leader at the Westminster Assembly, author of Lex Rex (denying the divine right of kings), imprisoned in Aberdeen for defending Presbyterianism.
The Shorter Catechism was the work of the Westminster Assembly which met from 1643-1648 during a period of intense civil and ecclesiastical strife known as the English Civil War.
Hammered out over a period of several years by more than 100 learned "divines" (ministers) in the midst of the English Civil War, this confession along with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, the Directory for the Public Worship of God, and the Form of Presbyterian Church Government were the remarkable products of the Westminster Assembly. These documents have had a shaping power in Presbyterian identity and life for more than three centuries.

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