Ministers and Elders: The Birth of Presbyterianism
Jesus Christ is King of God's Church. However who governs the Church under him? How is the Church to be ruled? How do these questions relate to the Word of God? This book, written by a Lecturer at Zomba Theological College and a Minister in the Presbyterian Church of Central Africa, investigates the origins and characteristics of Presbyterian church-rule after service in both The Netherlands and Malawi.
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