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A History Of The Congregational Churches

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Excerpt from A History of the Congregational Churches: In the United States The great teachers of the medieval church had uniformly held that the Bible is the ultimate source of religious au thority. But it was not the Bible interpreted by the in dividual. No thought fundamental to the Roman Empire had been more impressed on the minds of men than that of visible, external unity-a unity finding expression in a uniform system of government, a uniform body of law, and a visible, earthly head. This great Roman imperial con ception had produced the medieval papacy; it produced also in the political world the far less efficient, but no less assertive, Holy Roman Empire. For such a body, char acterized by such external marks of unity, an authorita tive exposition of that which it claimed as its fundamental law, the Bible, was imperatively necessary. That expo sitiou was believed to be set forth by the church itself, speaking through tradition, the consensus of its fathers and doctors, the decrees of its popes, and especially through general councils. All these made a mass of authority which, though professedly subordinate to the Word of God and merely interpretative of it, really, if not theoret ically, put it in the background; and substituted for a direct appeal to its prescriptions, a mass of exposition, the slow growth of centuries, which buttressed an elaborate sys tem of doctrine, polity, and ceremonial. Itself the result of gradual accretion through nearly a millennium and a half of years. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Congregational Year Book 1882

Author : U. S. Congregational Churches
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Excerpt from The Congregational Year Book, 1882: Issued, Under the Sanction of the National Council of the Congregational Churches of the United States The object of any plan of statistics is, - to secure all needed facts, arrange them in the manner best for quick examination, and so to make summaries as to give an answer to any reasonable question without subjecting the questioner to any calcula tions whatever. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Congregational Year Book 1880

Author : United States Congregational Churches
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Excerpt from The Congregational Year-Book, 1880: Issued, Under the Sanction of the National Council of the Congregational Churches of the United States, by Its Publishing Committee Course of Study - The first year is devoted chie y to the Exegesis of the Hebrew and Greek Scriptures; the second year to Systematic Theology and Church History; the third year to Sacred Rhetoric, the History of Christian Doctrine, and Church Polity. Additional lectures on Preaching and other important subjects are delivered before all the classes by eminent ministers and scholars in this country and Europe. There are also optional classes conducted by the Professors, in New Testament Introduction, German, Syriac, and Chaldee. Once a week there is a rhetorical exercise for all the classes. Instruction in vocal culture and elocution is continued through the entire course. Sacred music is taught to those who desire it. The Libraries of the University, to which the students have access, including the Reference Library of the Divinity School, contain nearly volumes. The Hooker Fellowship, for the encouragement of further theological study in this country or abroad, the income of which is $700 a year for two years after graduation, is open to the class entering in 1880. Expenses. - There is no charge for instruction, use of libraries, or room rent. The rooms, which will accommodate 150 students, are designed in general for only one occupant. Each room has a bedroom attached and is carpeted and furnished with all needful furniture except bedclothing. The chief expenses for the; session are for board, an average of a week, fuel and light, $25 to $30, and $10 a year for care of room and incidental expenses. Scholarship Funds and other Aid. -students whose circumstances require it are aided to the amount of $5100 a year, from the income of scholarship funds. Additional aid to the amount of $75 to $100 is afforded by the American Educa tion Society to its beneficiaries. Commencement of the Term. - The next annual term of study will begin on Thursday, Sept. 16, 1880, and continue till the third Thursday in May, when the vacation of four months, in which the students have the opportunity to engage in some form of remunerative labor, will commence. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."

Congregations In America

Author : Mark Chaves
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More Americans belong to religious congregations than to any other kind of voluntary association. What these vast numbers amount to--what people are doing in the over 300,000 churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples in the United States--is a question that resonates through every quarter of American society, particularly in these times of "faith-based initiatives," "moral majorities," and militant fundamentalism. And it is a question answered in depth and in detail in Congregations in America. Drawing on the 1998 National Congregations Study--the first systematic study of its kind--as well as a broad range of quantitative, qualitative, and historical evidence, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the most significant form of collective religious expression in American society: local congregations. Among its more surprising findings, Congregations in America reveals that, despite the media focus on the political and social activities of religious groups, the arts are actually far more central to the workings of congregations. Here we see how, far from emphasizing the pursuit of charity or justice through social services or politics, congregations mainly traffic in ritual, knowledge, and beauty through the cultural activities of worship, religious education, and the arts. Along with clarifying--and debunking--arguments on both sides of the debate over faith-based initiatives, the information presented here comprises a unique and invaluable resource, answering previously unanswerable questions about the size, nature, make-up, finances, activities, and proclivities of these organizations at the very center of American life. Table of Contents: Acknowledgments 1. What Do Congregations Do? 2. Members, Money, and Leaders 3. Social Services 4. Civic Engagement and Politics 5. Worship 6. The Arts 7. Culture in Congregations, Congregations in Culture 8. Beyond Congregations Appendix A: National Congregations Study Methodology Appendix B: Selected Summary Statistics from the National Congregations Study Notes References Index Reviews of this book: An unchurched observer might conclude that American congregational life centers on political or social service activities...[But] using his pioneering 1998 National Congregations Survey, the first study to delve into the specific activities of a truly representative sampling of the nation's religious congregations, [Chaves] finds that politics and service programs are not the main draws. Indeed, most congregations put little effort into community work...What congregations are most engaged in, Chaves reveals, are cultural activities. That includes education and the many components of worship, of course, but also the generally less-remarked-upon activities of producing and consuming art and culture, particularly musical and theatrical performances, outside of worship. --Jay Tolson, U.S. News and World Report

Minutes Of The National Council Of The Congregational Churches Of The United States At The Tenth Session Held In Portland Oregon July 7 13 1898

Author : Council of the Congregational Churches
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Excerpt from Minutes of the National Council of the Congregational Churches of the United States, at the Tenth Session Held in Portland, Oregon, July 7-13, 1898: With the Reports and Papers The recommendations of the committee as to membership in the International Council of 1899, were referred to the following committee: Rev. Ezra H. Byington, of Massachusetts; Rev. George C. Adams, of California; Rev. Amory H. Bradford, of New Jersey; Rev. George S. F. Savage, of Illinois; and Rev. Joel S. Ives, of Connecticut. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Congregational Year Book 1915 Vol 38 Classic Reprint

Author : United States Congregational Churches
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Excerpt from The Congregational Year-Book, 1915, Vol. 38 Rev. Charles F. Carter. Rev. H. O. Hannum. Prof. A. B. Fairchild. Albert Robinson (h). Walter E. Dow. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Minutes Of The National Council Of The Congregational Churches Of The United States At The Second Session Held In New Haven Conn

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Excerpt from Minutes of the National Council of the Congregational Churches of the United States, at the Second Session, Held in New Haven, Conn: September, 30-October 4, 1874 Persons selected as preachers, or to prepare papers, or to serve upon committees appointed by this body, shall be entitled to seats in the session in which they are to serve, without the privilege of voting. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Ecclesiastical Polity

Author : Congregational Churches In The U States
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Excerpt from Ecclesiastical Polity: The Government and Communion Practised by the Congregational Churches in the United States of America; Which Were Represented by Elders and Messengers in a National Council at Boston, 1865 The statement thus prepared and submitted was carefully considered; and, having been approved in general terms, was left at the disposal of a large com mittee, with various suggestions of changes and addi tions tending to make it more complete, and with authority to publish it after such amendments as they should approve. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Minutes Of The National Council Of The Congregational Churches Of The United States At The Eleventh Session Held In Portland Maine October 12 17 1901

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The Congregational Year Book

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