Resources on the Sacarament, Church Polity

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  1. Christopher88

    Christopher88 Puritan Board Sophomore

    I am in need of resources, books, sites, etc... on the following
    Church polity and the Sacraments mainly baptism.

    To be specific,
    Resources for Polity: The reformed debates of Presbyterian government vs congregationalism
    Resources for the Sacraments: The Reformed debates between the difference of Presbyterians and Baptist.

    Thanks,
     
  2. Dearly Bought

    Dearly Bought Puritan Board Junior

    Here are a few Presbyterian polity resources available online:

    The Government and Order of the Church of Scotland - Alexander Henderson
    The Divine Right of Church Government and Excommunication - Samuel Rutherford
    The Due Right of Presbyteries - Samuel Rutherford
    The Divine Right of the Gospel Ministry - Provincial Assembly of London
    The Divine Right of Church Government - Sundry Ministers of Christ Within the City of London
    Which is the Apostolic Church? - Thomas Witherow
    The Church of Christ - James Bannerman (vol. 1, vol. 2)​
     
  3. Jeffriesw

    Jeffriesw Puritan Board Freshman

    I have not had a chance to read most of your recommendations, But I found the book by Dr. Thomas Witherow to be a very good resource.
     
  4. Grimmson

    Grimmson Puritan Board Sophomore

    The following three texts are a excellent read:
    Studies in Dogmatics: The Sacraments, by G.C. Berkouwer
    Christ, Baptism, and the Lord’s Supper by Leonard J. Vander Zee
    Baptism in the early church by Everett Ferguson

    Now these texts are good for the sake of comparison:
    Christian baptism by John Murray
    The Baptism of Disciples alone:A Convenantal Argument for Credobaptism versus Paedobaptism by Fred A Malone ( I personally enjoyed this one)
    Infant Baptism and the Convent of Grace (This is a text worth reading even though I do have issues with the author at times)

    I also have a paper on the historical development of the sacrament of marriage I have been working on in my spare time if you are interested. But be warned that it is not finished.
     
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