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The reduction of episcopacy unto the form of synodical government ... proposed ... 1641

Ussher, James

The reduction of episcopacy unto the form of synodical government ... proposed ... 1641

as an expedient for the prevention of ... troubles ... about church government.

by Ussher, James

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More the conciliator than the controversialist, Ussher sought to achieve in his Reduction of the Episcopacy unto the Form of Synodical Government () a common ground or via media between presbyterians and episcopalians, whereby presbyters would be involved in a synodical government of the church and the central role of the episcopacy would.   He also wrote the posthumously printed Reduction of Episcopacy Unto the Form of Synodical Government (), which attempts to forge a compromise government of the church consisting of interlocking synods from parish to province to state, with bishops (possibly renamed superintendents) playing an unspecified role.

Episcopacy, in some Christian churches, the office of a bishop and the concomitant system of church government based on the three orders, or offices, of the ministry: bishops, priests, and deacons. The origins of episcopacy are obscure, but by the 2nd century ad it . Background. The tract, the shortest of Milton's tracts on prelatical issues, was written as a response to many works, such as Archbishop James Ussher's The Judgement of Doctor Rainoldes Touching the Originall of Episcopacy (25 May ). The tract was printed soon after, in either June or July , under the title Of Prelatical Episcopacy, and Whether it may be deduc'd from the Apostolical.

While this form of government does prove efficient, corruption is always a danger, and the heirarchical and territorial aspects of the polity can be troublesome. Congregational Government. With a renewed emphasis on the priesthood of every believer, congregational church government has dominated the Protestant church. the Reformed Churches (); the other is his Reduction of Episcopacy unto the Form of Synodical Government received in the Ancient Church (). An interesting example of theory made actuality occurs in the life of Bishop Bedell. When certain Lutherans living in Dublin would not take communion in the Church of Ireland, and.


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The reduction of episcopacy unto the form of synodical government: received in the ancient church, proposed in the year as an expedient for the prevention of those troubles, which afterwards did arise about the matter of church government episcopal and presbyterial government conjoyned.

The reduction of episcopacie unto the form of synodical government received in the ancient Church: proposed in the year as an expedient for the prevention of those troubles, which afterwards did arise about the matter of church-government.

The reduction of episcopacy unto the form of synodical government: Recived in the antient Church, proposed in the year as an expedient for the prevention of those troubles, which afterwards did arise about the matter of Church Government, episcopal and presbyierial Government conjoyned.

The reduction of episcopacy unto the form of synodical-government: received in the ancient Church, proposed in the year Proposed now again, anno ; for removing the differences in the Church of Scotland: by the author of the essay for promoving [sic] nationa love and unity. James Ussher and "Ussherian" Episcopacy, The Primate and His Reduction Manuscript William M.

Abbott The most important contribution made by Archbishop James Ussher to the ec-clesiastical developments of the Interregnum and Restoration periods was his short tract The Reduction of Episcopacy Unto the Form of Synodical Govern-ment. government. It was to Bishop Williams' Committee that Archbishop Ussher submitted his plan for a reduction of the episcopacy on Ma It was evidently submitted with several copies in manuscript form.

No authorized publication was made at this time. Ussher's plan called for a system of graduated church courts beginning with. Archbishop Usher, The Reduction of Episcopacy unto the Form of Synodical Government received in the Ancient Church, proposed in the Year as an Expedient for the prevention of those Troubles which afterwards did arise about the Matter of Church-Government.

The Reduction of Episcopacy unto the form of Synodical Government Received in the Ancient Church: Proposed as an Expedient for the compromising of the now Differences, and the preventing of those Troubles that may arise about the matter of Church Government. Author: Reformation.

Cover page of edition. The Form of Presbyterial Church Government is a document drawn up by the Westminster Assembly dealing with Presbyterian polity.

It forms part of the Westminster Standards, and was adopted by the Church of Scotland in THE pastor is an ordinary and perpetual officer in the church, prophesying of the time of the gospel.

First, it belongs to his office, To pray for and with his flock, as the mouth of the people unto God, Acts vi. 2, 3, 4, and xx. 36, where preaching and prayer are joined as several parts of the same office. The office of the elder (that is, the pastor) is to pray for the sick, even in private.

episcopacy in Scotland inled the Presbyterians to support their counterparts in England.8 Thus, the threat of the undoing of episcopal 5James Ussher, The Reduction of the Episcopacy unto the Form of Synodical Government, Received in the Ancient Church: Proposed in the Yearas anFile Size: 49KB.

The reduction of episcopacy unto the form of synodical government: received in the ancient church, proposed in the year as an expedient for the prevention of those troubles, which afterwards did arise about the matter of church government episcopal Written works: The Annals of the World.

reduction of episcopacy unto the form of synodical government, The: Recived in the antient Church, proposed in the year as an expedient for the prevention of those troubles, which afterwards did arise about the matter of Church Government, episcopal and presbyierial Government.

The Reduction of Episcopacy. One of Ussher’s major contributions to seventeenth-century debates about church government was The Reduction of Episcopacy which was probably composed in earlybut not appearing in print until after his death in This was an attempt to implement his vision of primitive episcopacy in the Church of England and was proposed as a mediating position between presbyterian.

Archbishop Usher, The Reduction of Episcopacy unto the form of Synodical Governments received in the Ancient Church, proposed in the Year as expedient for the prevention of those Troubles which afterwards arise about the Matter of Church-Government.

The reduction of episcopacie unto the form of synodical government received in the ancient Church:: proposed in the year as an expedient for the prevention of those troubles, which afterwards did arise about the matter of church-government. / By the most reverend and learned father of our Church Dr.

James Usher, late Arch-Bishop of Armagh. More the conciliator than the controversialist, Ussher sought to achieve in his Reduction of the Episcopacy unto the Form of Synodical Government () a common ground or via media between presbyterians and episcopalians, whereby presbyters would be involved in a synodical government of the church and the central role of the episcopacy would be preserved.

Episcopalians. E piscopacy is the government of the Church by a hierarchy of bishops. It was regarded with suspicion by many Protestants after the Reformation but was sanctioned in the Anglican church during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

a bill for the abolition of episcopacy was drafted by Oliver St John and introduced to the Long. In contrast, Lancelot Andrewes and others held that episcopal government is derived from Christ via the apostles. Regardless, both parties viewed the episcopacy as bearing the apostolic function of oversight, which both includes, and derives from the power of ordination.

Baxter, resonated with James Ussher's position in his The Reduction of Episcopacie unto the Form of Synodical Government received in the Antient Church ().

For a discussion of Ussher's views, see Knox, R. B., James Ussher: Archbishop of Armaugh (Cardiff: Cited by: 3. The Reduction of Episcopacy unto the form of Synodical Government Received in the Ancient Church: Proposed as an Expedient for the compromising of the now Differences, and the preventing of those Troubles that may arise about the matter of Church Government.

See Hodge's History of the Presby- terian Church, p. 25 — f "The Reduction of Episcopacy unto the form of Synodical Government," &c. See Documents relating to the Act of Conformity inand Gala- Day's Life of Baxter, chap.

viii. J " The First Address and Proposals of the Ministers.".The reduction of episcopacie unto the form of synodical government received in the ancient church: proposed in the year as an expedient for the prevention of those troubles which afterwards did arise about the matter of church-government / by: Ussher, James,