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The Scots Worthies Hardcover – December 1, 1996
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John Howie, a professor emeritus of philosophy at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He is the author of "Perspectives for Moral Decisions, "the editor of "Ethical Principles for Social Policy "and "Ethical Principles and Practice."
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As to the theology and practice of the Covenanters, I really don't want to get into it. My own views have changed a good bit in the seven years since I read this book. Even for those who are sympathetic, the story is very complicated and defies any sort of simplistic analysis. The Covenanters were sometimes fighting the King's men and sometimes fighting the men who killed the king (e.g., Cromwell). Are they good guys or bad? Well, that's what makes history a difficult process. Life doesn't always offer us easy choices that allow glib answers. Life is messy and complicated and sometimes we have to trust God and go forward, even with eyes closed. That's not relativism or situational ethics. To allude to St Augustine, we sometimes face in life an uncomfortably multiciplicity and even chaos. There is an absolute truth and we are expected to follow "the good," but sometimes it's not always easy to see.