A subordinate standard: Where next?

David Fergusson
2019 Theology in Scotland  
This article presents seven theses about the status of the Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF) as the subordinate standard of the Church of Scotland, charting the nature of the problems the church has had with the WCF, (ultimately unsuccessful) attempts to accommodate the views of those who took issue with it, and renewed efforts in recent years to revisit the confessional identity of the church. It outlines the functions of the WCF, considers some possible ways forward, and looks forward to a renewed appreciation of the confession.
doi:10.15664/tis.v26is.1875 fatcat:uceb5fa26nesvhgbpetrd7uuma