Down the ages, man has been associated with the practice of worship. There have been rituals associated with worship. There have been many norms and forms of worship, depending upon the human culture of time and place. There are several factors that play important roles in bringing about changes in the rituals of worship but the essence does seldom change.
Since Scotts are no exception in having a history of progress and civilization of their own, they must have had their own types of habits and practices of worship. It would also be quite ridiculous to think that they have not had a history of change in the ways of worshipping down the ages in the history of civilization. Just as some parts of the entirety are always considered to be exceptionally significant in comparison to others, the history of the evolution of the Scottish worship has a particular span that stands out to be exceptionally remarkable and distinguishable. The second half of the sixteenth century and the initial decades of the seventeenth century were marked especially by the changing lifestyle of the lives of the people in general. Since worship is one of the most predominant aspects of the daily life of the people of all countries and all times, the characteristics of Scottish worship must have undergone some changes during that time. Let us have an overview of hoe the Scottish worship was like in the latter half of the sixteenth century and the early decades in the seventeenth century.
With Christianity prevailing in the sixteenth and seventeenth-century Scotland, and the beginning of the material prosperity of the churches by the 1550s, the rituals of worship that the people maintained down the ages, started going under reforms. Before 1558, the Scottish worship was mainly characterized worship in the typical Christian style. . .