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Who Runs the Church? - 4 Views on Church Government

Steven B. Cowan

Churches have split and denominations have formed over the issue of church government. Yet while many Christians can explain their particular church's form of rule and may staunchly uphold it, few have a truly biblical understanding of it. What model for governing the church does the Bible provide? Is there room for different methods? Or is just one way the right way? In Who Runs the Church? Four predominant approaches to church government are presented by respected proponents: * Episcopalianism (Peter Toon) * Presbyterianism (L. Roy Taylor) * Single-Elder Congregationalism (Paige Patterson) * Plural-Elder Congregationalism (Samuel E. Waldron). As in other Counterpoints books, each view is followed by critiques from the other contributors, and its advocate then responds. The interactive and fair-minded nature of the Counterpoints format allows the reader to consider the strengths and weaknesses of each view and draw informed, personal conclusions.

Churches have split and denominations have formed over the issue of church government. Yet while many Christians can explain their particular church's form of rule and may staunchly uphold it, few have a truly biblical understanding of it. What model for governing the church does the Bible provide? Is there room for different methods? Or is just one way the right way? In Who Runs the Church? Four predominant approaches to church government are presented by respected proponents: * Episcopalianism (Peter Toon) * Presbyterianism (L. Roy Taylor) * Single-Elder Congregationalism (Paige Patterson) * Plural-Elder Congregationalism (Samuel E. Waldron). As in other Counterpoints books, each view is followed by critiques from the other contributors, and its advocate then responds. The interactive and fair-minded nature of the Counterpoints format allows the reader to consider the strengths and weaknesses of each view and draw informed, personal conclusions.
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Churches have split and denominations have formed over the issue of church government. Yet while many Christians can explain their particular church's form of rule and may staunchly uphold it, few have a truly biblical understanding of it. What model for governing the church does the Bible provide? Is there room for different methods? Or is just one way the right way? In Who Runs the Church? Four predominant approaches to church government are presented by respected proponents: * Episcopalianism (Peter Toon) * Presbyterianism (L. Roy Taylor) * Single-Elder Congregationalism (Paige Patterson) * Plural-Elder Congregationalism (Samuel E. Waldron). As in other Counterpoints books, each view is followed by critiques from the other contributors, and its advocate then responds. The interactive and fair-minded nature of the Counterpoints format allows the reader to consider the strengths and weaknesses of each view and draw informed, personal conclusions.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul E. Engle, Jonathan Petersen

Length:

11h 11m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:25

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

24:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

55:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

28:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:10:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

30:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

54:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:35:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

32:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

34:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

31:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:12