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Presbyterianism and Episcopalianism (II)

In the editorial paragraphs of last month we briefly outlined the argument of Prof. J. Plomp in his inaugural address. As we saw, Prof. Plomp believes that we should accept an “element” of episcopacy in our presbyterial system. He discussed the matter under three headings: Is it permitted? Is it desirable? Is it possible? All […]

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Presbyterianism and Episcopalianism

In recent months more than one of our ministers has said to me jokingly: “I believe we could do with a bishop in our churches.” They said this with a view to our system of calling ministers. My usual answer was: “I don’t mind, as long as you make me the bishop!” Generally that was […]

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January 1998 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of notable Southern Presbyterian theologian, Robert L. Dabney. Dabney was a lively, zealous and influential churchman of his day, though one often unknown by contemporary Reformed Christians who are not of southern heritage. In the interest of remembering the efforts of Reformed theologians who have preceded […]

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