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Mr Andrew Boyd (1567–1636): A Neo-Stoic Bishop Of Argyll And His Writings

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This chapter is about Andrew Boyd, who became bishop of Argyll in 1613. It focuses on the neo-Stoic interests evidenced in Boyd's writings. These include sermons - he was a regular preacher - but he was also a poet, particularly in Latin and also in Scots. His writings evoke the interior world of Protestant spirituality, often lost sight of in historians' discussions of public, political religion. Yet as a bishop, Boyd was willy-nilly embroiled in the controversy over episcopacy - though the chapter argues that his failure to attract the ire of presbyterian controversialists reflects his high personal and pastoral reputation. Michael Lynch pointed out in 1994 that the 'highly selective, radical presbyterian canon of history' had severely distorted the way that subsequent historians had viewed the Jacobean episcopate. A burning awareness of the need to combat papistry and its Jesuit agents is repeatedly voiced in Boyd's writings.

Keywords: Andrew Boyd; Argyll; Jacobean episcopate; Michael Lynch; neo-stoic bishop; papistry; presbyterian; Protestant spirituality



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