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Authority and Power in the Free Church Tradition
by Paul M. Harrison
(Southern Illinois, 1959), pages 3 – 37
The opening section of Harrison’s work point out how polity works in the Baptist tradition, which has a strong history of congregational polity. The similarities and differences from the Unitarian experience are striking.
- What authenticates congregational polity for a Baptist and contrast this with Unitarianism?
- Harrison writes of “expediential authority” as giving power not formally granted, is there a similar force in Unitarianism?
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