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Vindiciae magistratus: Or, The divine institution and right of the civil magistrate vindicated: wherein are properly stated and ascertained. The true nature and extent of the moral power of civil society and magistracy, legislative and executive. The just instituted authority of magistrates. The inviolableness if just human laws and constitutions in general, and particularly those of Scotland[.] The natural and unalienable rights of individuals in, or with respect of civil society. and, The true causes from which a moral relation flows, and upon which a moral obligation is founded, &c. Against the truly factious and immoral doctrine of John Thomson (Burgher associate) minister of the Gospel at Donagbhclony in Ireland, now at Kirkintilloch near Glasgow, maintained in his pretended confutation of the principles of the reformed presbytery, in a pamphlet intituled The presbyterian covenanter displayed in his political principles, and the impostor detected. By John Thorburn, minister of the Gospel at Pentland. To which is subjoined by way of appendix. A vindication of the constitution of the reformed presbytery, and of the character, ministerial mission and authority of the Rev. Mr. John M'Millan Senior, deceased, from the groundless cavils of Mr. W.W. and Seceders. By his son. The whole being humbly offered as an apologetical representation and defence of the principles of said presbytery, and of their people, commonly known by the names of old diffenters, cameronians, &c. Against the injurious charges and false imputations cast upon them, first by the established Church of Scotland, and then by the secession.
- Thorburn, John, minister of the gospel.
- MDCCLXXIII.