From the Preface:
This short study of the Assembly is published with a view to introducing the beginner to the history, theology and literature of the Assembly, and in hopes of spurring new interest in the work of the Westminster divines.
This little volume was originally printed in Edinburgh in 1904. It provides a useful introductory discussion of the historical background of the Assembly and a brief overview of the Assembly’s deliberations and works. It is revised and republished to provide, for those who have never read anything about the Assembly, a starting point for the study of Westminster.
Author & Editor
William Beveridge (1864-1937) was a Scottish Presbyterian minister and missionary. He was born at Tough and educated at Aberdeen (MA, 1884). He pastored a congregation at New Deer from 1889-1922, and served as senior missionary at Budapest (Jewish mission) from 1922-1932. He was awarded the DD by Debreczen in 1929.