CONGREGATIONAL HISTORY & POLITY
MERGER DOCUMENTS & REFERENCE
The Basis of Union of the Congregational Christian Churches and the Evangelical and Reformed Church 1949
Karl Barth - Prophet of a New Christianity? Wilhelm Pauck, 1931
A Study by the Committee on Free Church Polity and Unity June 1954
A Letter from the Council of the General Council Concerning the Report of a Study by the Committee on Free Church Polity and Unity June 1954
Congregationalists on the Merger
ARTICLES FROM THE CONGREGATIONALIST MAGAZINE
The following articles were published in the Congregationalist during the period of 1958 - 1997. Some of those profiled are historical figures, some leaders on the national level and others are profiles of people in the pews who served the Lord.
Profiles of Congregational Historical Figures
Profiles of Congregational Founders
Profiles of Congregational Ministers
Profiles of Congregational Lay People
The following articles were published in the Congregationalist during the period of 1958 - 1996. This section contains reflections from congregationalists on churches and the church.
Congregationalists on Ecumenism
Congregationalists on the Church
Congregationalists on the Free Churches
Congregationalists on Associations
Congregationalists on Church Membership
Congregationalists on Aspects of Church Life
Congregationalists on Historic Congregational Roots
Congregationalists on the Ministry
Congregationalists on Theological Education
The following articles were published in the Congregationalist during the period of 1958 - 1996. This section contains articles about social reform.
Congregationalists on Social Reform
Congregationalists on Social Reform - 1960's
Congregationalists on Social Reform - 1970's
Congregationalists on Social Reform - 1980's
Congregationalists on Social Reform - 1990's
Christian Nurture Horace Bushnell, 1861 An influential statement of the principals of religious education.
Unitarian Christianity Willaim Ellery Channing, 1819 An ordination sermon.
Seasonable Thoughts on the State of Religion in New England Charles Chauncy, 1743 Criticism of the techniques of revivalists.
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God Jonathon Edwards, 1741 Famous sermon of the First Great Awakening.
Autobiography Charles G. Finney Leading figure of the Second Great Awakening
Who Wrote the Bible? Washington Gladden, 1892 Congregationalists embrace evolution and historical criticism.
The Church and the Social Crisis Washington Gladden, 1907 Exposition of the Social Gospel.
The Place of Congregationalism in Recent History Hubert Herring, 1914 An assessment of Congregationalism's accomplishments and prospects.
Dialogue Concerning the Slavery of the Africans Samuel Hopkins, 1776 An influential tract of the Christian abolitionists.
Wonder-Working Providence of Sion's Savior Edward Johnson, 1654 The faith and vision underlying the Puritan migration to America.
Essays to do Good Cotton Mather, 1815 Piety and good works above doctrinal conformity.
Our Country Josiah Strong, 1885 Manifesto of urban reform with emphasis on the idea of Manifest Destiny.
A Model of Christian Charity John Winthrop, 1630 A lay sermon by the leader of the Boston Congregationalists outlining the vision behind their society.
Vindication of the Government of the New England Churches Jonathon Wise, 1717 Defends Congregational piety with the "light of Reason."
GOOGLE BOOK TEXTS
A Manual of Congregationalism 1848 Prepared for the General Conference of the Congregational Churches of Maine and recommended by that body to the consideration of the churches.
Report on Congregationalism 1846 Including a Manual of Church Discipline, together with the Cambridge Platform, adopted in 1648 and the Confession of Faith, adopted in 1680.
Congregational Church Polity R.W. Dale, LL.D., 1884 Being the first two books of a manual of Congregational principles.
Congregationalism: What it is; Whence it is; How it works Henry M. Dexter 1865 Why it is better than any other form of church government and its consequent demands.
The Congregationalism of the Last Three Hundred Years Henry Martyn Dexter, 1880 The Congregationalism of the last three hundred years as seen in its literature with special reference to certain recondite, neglected, or disputed passages in twelve lectures. Delivered on the Southworth Foundation in the theological seminary at Andover, Mass, 1876-1879.
A Hand-Book of Congregationalism Henry Martyn Dexter, 1880
A View of Congregationalism George Punchard, 1840
History of Congregationalism George Punchard, 1865 The history of congregationalism from about A.D. 250 to the present time in continuation of the account of the origin and earliest history of this system of church polity contained in "A View of Congregationalism".
The Covenant of Grace in Puritan Thought John von Rohr, 1986
The Creeds and Platforms of Congregationalism Williston Walker, Ph.D., 1893