The Scottish Confession of Faith, or the “Scots Confession,” appeared during the
Protestant Reformation in, of course, Scotland. Its group of six authors—all of whom
happened to share the first name “John”—included John Knox, one of Calvinism’s most
influential leaders. The Confession’s twenty-five chapters detail the Christian faith as
understood by contemporary followers of John Calvin. The Scottish Confession remained
the official Confession of the Church of Scotland until the Westminster Confession
replaced it in 1648.