Author: Andrew Imeson <email@example.com>
Capitalize "P" in "Psalms" in WCF 21.5 This is capitalized in the recently published critical edition and there are no variants noted. Although capitalization did not carry the same meaning or have the same consistency as today, it's reasonable to conclude that this paragraph is referring to the canonical book of Psalms based on contemporary writings and the practice of the Scottish church. This lack of capitalization in modern reproductions has been appealed to by proponents of uninspired songs in worship to deny the Westminster Assembly spoke of the Psalter. This capitalization change is meaningful : John Bower, “Chap. XXI. Of Religious Worship, and the Sabbath Day,” in The Confession of Faith: a Critical Text and Introduction (Grand Rapids, MI, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2020), pp. 221-221.
data/westminster/wcf.yaml | 2 +-
diff --git a/data/westminster/wcf.yaml b/data/westminster/wcf.yaml index d67296b782768e528d6256f945223b14ce339c6f..5db23fcec87b4d9f0e09f1a2625d2a2b1a13570c 100644 --- a/data/westminster/wcf.yaml +++ b/data/westminster/wcf.yaml @@ -2781,7 +2781,7 @@ - number: 5 text: > The reading of the Scriptures with godly fear;[a] the sound preaching;[b] and conscionable hearing of the Word, in obedience unto God with understanding, - faith, and reverence;[c] singing of psalms with grace in the heart;[d] as, + faith, and reverence;[c] singing of Psalms with grace in the heart;[d] as, also, the due administration and worthy receiving of the sacraments instituted by Christ; are all parts of the ordinary religious worship of God:[e] besides religious oaths,[f] vows,[g] solemn fastings,[h] and thanksgivings upon