The Reformation recognized that numerous commands in Scripture were for the good-order of the Church in their given context, and were not absolutely binding, without qualification, on all times and societies.
This Scriptural category of 'Church ordinances' was a common-place in Reformation...
books of church order
culture vs ordinance
i've been reading a little bit on Islam's origins and have come up empty handed on material showing where Mohammad's revelations came from. i see a little influence in his contact with Christian and Jewish people and the social culture of pagan Arabs he was a part of but looking for a book that...