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Baptist Foundations: Church Government For An Anti-Institutional Age

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: Ours is an anti-polity age, perhaps more than any other time in the history of the church. Yet polity remains as important now as it was in the New Testament. What then is a right or biblical polity?...


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Ours is an anti-polity age, perhaps more than any other time in the history of the church. Yet polity remains as important now as it was in the New Testament.

What then is a right or biblical polity? The contributors to this volume make an exegetical and theological case for a Baptist polity. Right polity, they argue, is congregationalism, elder leadership, diaconal service, regenerate church membership, church discipline, and a Baptist approach to the ordinances.

Each section explores the pastoral applications of these arguments. How do congregationalism and elder leadership work together? When should a church practice church discipline? How can one church work with another in matters of membership and discipline?

To be read sequentially or used as a reference guide, Baptist Foundations provides a contemporary treatment of Baptist church government and structures, the first of its kind in decades.

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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 431559
  • Product Code 9781433681042
  • ISBN 1433681048
  • EAN 9781433681042
  • Pages 432
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Broadman & Holman Academic
  • Publication Date Jun 2015
  • Sales Rank 24551
  • Dimensions 236 x 160 x 26mm
  • Weight 0.693kg

Mark Dever

Mark Dever (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is Senior Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. and Executive Director for 9 Marks Ministries. Dr. Dever has contributed to several books on church health and church leadership, and is a visiting professor at both Beeson Divinity School, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
He has written What Is A Healthy Church?; 9 Marks Of A Healthy Church (Expanded 2004), The Deliberate Church, The Message of the Old Testament: Promises made, The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, The Message of the New Testament: Promises Kept, and Twelve Challenges Churches Face.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

Jonathan Leeman

Jonathan Leeman (cand. Ph.D., University of Wales) is an elder at Capitol Hill Baptist Church, he has served as interim pastor in two churches. J onathan is absolutely amazed that God has saved him, in spite of all the reasons he has given him not to. Jonathan is the director of communications for 9Marks and the author of The Church and the Surprising Offense of God's Love: Reintroducing the Doctrines of Church Membership and Discipline
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  • :<div>foreword, James Leo Garrett<br>introduction<br>&amp;#160;<br><b>part 1: Congregationalism </b><br>1. Some Historical Roots Of Congregationalism, <i>michael Haykin</i><br>2. The Biblical And Theological Case For Congregationalism, <i>stephen Wellum And Kirk Wellum </i><br>&amp;#160;<br><b>part 2: The Ordinances</b><br>3. Five Preliminary Issues For Understanding The Ordinances, <i>shawn Wright</i><br>4. Baptism In The Bible, <i>thomas Schreiner</i><br>5. Baptism In History, Theology, And The Church, <i>shawn Wright</i><br>6. The Lord&amp;rsquo;s Supper In The Bible, <i>thomas Schreiner</i><br>7. The Lord&amp;rsquo;s Supper In History, Theology, And The Church, <i>shawn Wright</i><br>&amp;#160;<br><b>part 3: Church Membership And Discipline</b><br>8. The Why And Who Of Church Membership, <i>john Hammett</i><br>9. The What And How Of Church Membership, <i>john Hammett</i><br>10. The Why, How, And When Of Church Discipline, <i>thomas White</i><br>&amp;#160;<br><b>part 4: Elders And Deacons</b><br>11. Elders And Deacons In History, <i>mark Dever</i><br>12. The Scriptural Basis For Elders, <i>ben Merkle</i><br>13. The Biblical Qualifications For Elders, <i>ben Merkle</i><br>14. The Biblical Role Of Elders, <i>ben Merkle</i><br>15. Practical Issues In Elder Ministry, <i>andrew Davis</i><br>16. The Biblical Basis, Qualifications, And Role Of Deacons, <i>ben Merkle</i><br>17. Practical Issues In Deacon Ministry, <i>andrew Davis</i><br>&amp;#160;<br><b>part 5: The Church And Churches</b><br>18. A Congregational Approach To Unity, Holiness, And Apostolicity, <i>jonathan Leeman</i><br>19. Independence And Interdependence, <i>jonathan Leeman</i></div>

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