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dc.contributor.advisorHaykin, Michael A. G.
dc.contributor.authorBrandow, Wayne Robert
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-03T14:50:34Z
dc.date.available2020-12-03T14:50:34Z
dc.date.issued2020-11-30
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10392/6420
dc.description.abstractThe Separate Baptists who settled New York in the 1780s came from New England. They were both Calvinistic and missions minded. A shortage of pastors necessitated a strong congregational framework and associational ties with other Baptist churches. Many churches were organized without a pastor. These believers, who were settling the newly cleared wilderness, covenanted together in a church relation. The church covenant was not only the instrument to establish a church, but it was also used to sustain its life, as believers covenanted together to provide watch-care over each other. This thesis shows how their congregational polity was exercised in their monthly covenant and conference meetings in which the church covenant was an essential building block. This paper hopes to sound a voice from the past that introduces into current Baptist thinking another model of governance and polity to consider, one used by our Particular Baptist forebearers, in addition to the Presbyterian model prevalent today.en_US
dc.subjectassociationsen_US
dc.subjectchurch covenanten_US
dc.subjectchurch plantingen_US
dc.subjectcongregationalen_US
dc.subjectlay preachersen_US
dc.subjectSeparate Baptisten_US
dc.titleThe Centrality of the Church Covenant among Early Separate Baptists on the New York Frontieren_US
dc.typeElectronic thesisen_US
dc.typeText
dc.type.qualificationnameTh.M.en_US
dc.publisher.institutionSouthern Baptist Theological Seminaryen_US
dc.publisher.departmentSchool of Theology


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