A couple of us here in Scotland have decided to read The Dying Man’s Testament to the Church of Scotland or, A Treatise Concerning Scandal by James Durham.
If you’re not familiar with it, here’s an endorsement from the RPCNA’s Gordon Keddie (formerly Wishaw RPCS):
“This book ought to be required reading in seminaries and, indeed, for all who would serve as elders in Christ’s church. It will repay careful study and breathe grace into our handling of the disciplinary problems that often confront us. Sessions will find real blessing if they study together Part Two [public scandals], especially.” (Semper Reformanda, vol. 2 No 3)
For a brief introduction to Durham, see this Meet the Puritans post from Durham expert Donald John Maclean.
The schedule starts this week, but here is the original excel document so the dates can be easily modified.
The 1659 edition is part of a 4-book Durham collection in Logos Bible Software, which will only see the light of day if it gathers enough support in their Community Pricing scheme. It’s also available on archive.org.