Archive Civic Polity Nota Bene Simon Kennedy Uncategorized

King James I and the Godly Prince

Basilicon Doron (1598) was King James I of England’s (also James VI of Scotland) heartfelt appeal to his son, Henry. It contained instructions for him should he succeed James to the throne. At the beginning James placed a sonnet summarising the argument of the work. It is rather charming and contains a simple statement of the divine right […]

Archive Civic Polity Ecclesiastical Polity Reformed Irenicism Steven Wedgeworth

The Faith of King James

King James VI of Scotland and I of England has a split  reputation among Christians.  Some have nearly divinized him because of his association with the Authorized Version of the Bible.  Others, typically those taking themselves to be heirs of the stricter Puritans, have reacted strongly against this portrait, going out of their way to […]