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Confeffion of Faith,
LARGER and SHORTER
Of Publick Authority in the
Church of Scotland.
Printed by JAMES WATSON, His Majefty's Printer. MDCCXIX.
Affembly 1649. Seff. 30.
HE General Aflembly o2dains every Minifter, with Amittance of the Elders of their several Kirk-Selfons, to take Courle, that in every House there be at least one Copy of the Shor ter and Larger Catechilm, Confeflion of Faith, and Diretoy fóz Fămily-Wozhip,
Concerning this Edition of the CONFESSION of FAITH and CA
HE Confeffion of Faith and Catechifms, being the publick Standard of the Doctrine embraced by the Church of Scotland, and both of greater
Authority and more univerfal Ufe with us, than any other humane Writings; it seemed a Difcredit to the Church and a Lofs to the Members of it, that the feve ral Editions of them are in fo many Refpects defective, and that the Publick should not be furnished with more beautiful and correct Copies of a Book, to which a general Efteem and Regard is fo justly payed by us.
This moved feveral Gentlemen to beftow their Labours upon this Edition, and to employ all the Methods they could, to purge it from Errors which had crept into former Impreffions, to difpofe every thing in the most convenient Order, and render it at leaft tolerably perfect.
For this End, the Copy which this Edition was printed from, was compared with the utmost Care with all the authentick Editions published by Authority. viz. The Confeffion of Faith, without the Scriptures, printed at London by Order of the House of Commons, Decemb. 7. 1646, for the Service of both Houfes and the Affembly of Divines.
The Confeffion of Faith with the Quotations of Scripture annexed, printed in London by Order of the Commons, April 29. 1647, for the Service of both Houfes and the Affembly of Divines.
The Confeffion of Faith with the Quotations of Scripture upon the Margin, printed in Edinburgh by Order of the General Affembly, Aug. 9. 1647 for the Ule of the Affembly.
The larger and fhorter Catechisms without the Quotations of Scripture, printed in Edinburgh by the Appointment of the Commiffion, Decemb. 23 1647. to be fent to Presbyteries, that, according to the Ordinance of the General Affembly, they may examine the fame.
The larger and fhorter Catechisms with the Quotations of Scripture, printed in London by Order of the Commons, April 14. 1648, for the Service of both Houfes and the Affembly of Divines. The larger Catechifm with the Quotations of Scripture, printed in London, 1648.
The Confeffion of Faith and Catechifms in Latin, with the Scriptures on the Margin, printed by John Field,
Of the Confeffion of Faith and Catechifm's with the Scriptures at large, there were feveral Copies made Use of, particularly two London Impreffions