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Perspectives on Church Government: Five Views of Church Polityby Chad Owen Brand
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POINTS OF INTEREST- The models of church government discussed are the Plural Elder-led Congregational model, the Single Elder-led Congregational model, the Democratic Congregational model, the Episcopal model, and the Presbyterian model.- Also features an introduction to the issues and a historical survey of how the church has dealt with these issues.- Contributors are James Leo Garrett Jr., Congregation-led Congregational polity; Paul F.M. Zahl for the episcopal-Anglican viewpoint.; Robert L. Reymond, presbyterian; Daniel Akin, single-elder congregationalism; and James R. White, plural-elder-led congregationalism.
The models of church government discussed are the Plural Elder-led Congregational model, the Single Elder-led Congregational model, the Democratic Congregational model, the Episcopal model, and the Presbyterian model.
Perspectives on Church Government presents in counterpoint form the basic models of church government which have developed over the course of church history with a view toward determining which is most faithful to Scripture. Each chapter will be written by a prominent person from within each tradition—with specific guidelines dealing with the biblical, historical, and theological issues within each governance tradition. In addition, each writer will have the opportunity to give a brief response to the other traditions.
About the Author
Chad Brand is associate professor of Christian Theology at Boyce College of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He resides in Louisville, Kentucky.
Stan Norman occupies the McFarland Chair of Theology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He resides in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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