Westminster Confession

(1646)

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The Westminster Confession, written in 1646, is a statement of Christian faith in the tradition of Calvinist, or “Reformed,” Protestantism. Its thirty-three chapters were meant to cover all the major issues of Christian theology as they existed in the mid-seventeenth century. The Westminster Confession was created by a group of ministers and theological experts from England and Scotland, mostly Presbyterian in faith, during the English Civil War (1642–1651). The group had originally...