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The Centre for Early Modern Studies at the University of Aberdeen welcomes Julia Pohlmann to this week's lunchtime seminar, entitled: 'Israel married Judah: The imagined Jew and Israel in Eighteenth-Century Scottish Covenant theology'.
The end of the Glorious Revolution in 1689 and the Act of Union in 1707 saw Scotland unfolding a kaleidoscope of Presbyterian identities and the hardening of an anti-Episcopalian and anti-Catholic identity among members of the Church of Scotland and dissenting covenant Presbyterians. As a result, sermons between 1689 and 1707 based upon a covenanting ideology re-emerged in the Eighteenth Century to define the Presbyterian and Episcopalian divide, the Union with England, and Scotland's place in the Union. This paper offers a new perspective on covenant theology in Scotland in the Eighteenth Century by highlighting how the imagined Jew and biblical Israel served as a political trope and interpretive scheme in Christian Hebraism in the Eighteenth Century.
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