1. The 1st Book of Discipline was drafted 1560 at Edinburg on govt. request by J. Knox* et al.; Dealt with doctrine; sacraments; abolition of idolatry; ministers and their lawful election; provision for ministers; rents and patrimony of the ch.; ch. discipline; election of ch. officers; gen. ch. policy. Signed by some nobles but not ratified by the Privy Council. See also Presbyterian Churches, 1. 2. The 2d Book of Discipline was drawn up in the 1570s by A. Melville* et al. Dealt with relation bet. ch. and state; province, duties, relations, and election of ch. officers; operation of Ch. of Scot. Gen. Assem., syns., and presbyteries. Sanctioned and endorsed by Gen. Assem. but never received full civil recognition. 3. For other disciplines see Methodist Churches, 2; Presbyterian Confessions, 3.
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