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History of forms of church government #33588
Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:27 AM
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What is the history behind the congregational and Presbyterian (representative) forms of church government? I assume the Episcopalian has always been around, and I know the Presbyterian form is biblical. How soon after the Reformation did they formed? Were they tied together in the beginning of the Reformation movement, and later divided?


John Chaney

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Re: History of forms of church government [Re: John_C] #33589
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Dear John,

Philip Schaff may answer *some* of your questions in his "History of the Christian Church." The first link below deals with "Organization and Discipline of the Church" in the ante-Nicene era:

http://www.ccel.org/s/schaff/history/2_ch04.htm

and this next link looks at the "Hierarchy and Polity of the Church" after Constantine:

http://www.ccel.org/s/schaff/history/3_ch05.htm

See if this helps; I'd say Schaff takes the view that the presbyterate and diaconate were first and the episcopate evolved later.

Theo


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