Are the WCF & AV Products of...

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Pilgrim Standard

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The Westminster Confession of Faith, and the Authorized Version of the Bible;
Are either of these products of the Establishment Principle?
 

py3ak

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I think the answer in both cases is yes. Magistrates exercised an authority circa sacra to countenance, support, and establish by legal right an official translation and confession of faith. It seems like it would be hard to have something more establishmentarian than that.
 

Pilgrim Standard

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Thanks Ruben...
The WCF certainly seems to be the product of The Establishment principle. I wonder if one could argue the AV as more a product of Erastianism?
 

py3ak

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I suppose one could - but however Erastian the king might have been, the petitioners didn't seem to feel that it was overstepping his authority.
 
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