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12425Re: [Covenanted Reformation] Reading of Authors that disagree with Covenanted Position?

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  • Susan Nye Ferrell
    Feb 28, 2005
      Hi Martin and SnPhillip,
           I asked my friend in Ulster, to ask the man in their church Jim Murdoch, who has read more primary doc covenanter stuff than anyone I know, about the issue of reading works by non-covenanters. Posted below is what she said back to me after asking Jim after AM worship... hope this helps. Susan
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      Jim said that when reading Durham either on Revelation or Isaiah 53, he has quoted other writers e.g. John Owen.  This shows that they approved of reading such.  He is looking for the exact reference.  Also, yes, Cromwell's armies did sing Psalms as they went into battle.  There wasn't really much hymnsinging about in those days by anyone anyway.
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      Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 6:52 PM
      Subject: [Covenanted Reformation] Reading of Authors that disagree with Covenanted Position?

      I was wondering if any one knows what the covenanters thought or said
      about reading authors of a different persuasion than the covenanted
      position? I know of some presently that hold to the covenanted
      position that think that reading people other than covenanted writers
      is wrong. That covenanters would not want to subject themselves to
      the reading of John Owen or any other theological person who is an
      independent or neo presbyterian. If any one can shed some light on
      this topic I would very much appreciate it. It is almost as if they
      apply occasional hearing to the private reading of books

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