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Who Runs the Church?: 4 Views on Church Government

Who Runs the Church?: 4 Views on Church Government

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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.

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  • Contributor(s)Stanley N. Gundry , Steven B. Cowan , Peter Toon , L. Roy Taylor , Paige Patterson , Sam E. Waldron
  • About the Contributor(s) Stanley N. GundryStanley N. Gundry is executive vice president and editor-in-chief for the Zondervan Corporation. He has been an influential... Stanley N. Gundry

    Stanley N. Gundry is executive vice president and editor-in-chief for the Zondervan Corporation. He has been an influential figure in the Evangelical Theological Society, serving as president of ETS and on its executive committee, and is adjunct professor of Historical Theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He is the author of seven books and has written many articles appearing in popular and academic periodicals.



    Steven B. Cowan
    Steven B. Cowan (M.Div.; Ph.D.) is associate professor of Philosophy and Apologetics at Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, AL.

    Peter Toon
    Peter Toon (Ph.D., Oxford University) is rector of Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, Diocese of Lichfield, in the Church of England.

    L. Roy Taylor
    Dr. L. Roy Taylor is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. He has served as a Presbyterian Churches in America (PCA) pastor for sixteen years, as a professor at Reformed Theological Seminary for ten years, and as stated clerk of the General Assembly of the PCA since 1998. He has written various article and is the author of several books, including Four Views on Church Government (Countperpoints series, Zondervan). He and his wife, Donna, have two children and five grandchildren.

    Paige Patterson
    Paige Patterson (Th.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary) is president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX.

    Sam E. Waldron
    Samuel E. Waldron is currently a PhD candidate in systematic theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.
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  • UPC 9780310246077
  • ISBN-100310246075
  • ISBN-139780310246077
  • Publish Date08/31/2004
  • PublisherZondervan
  • Series Counterpoints: Church Life
  • Format Softcover
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Weight (lbs)0.62 lb
  • Dimensions 8.0(h) x 5.31(w) x 0.88(d) inches
  • Pages320
  • Price $22.99

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