Constitution of the Reformed Church in the United States

Title

Constitution of the Reformed Church in the United States

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Description

This is a partial copy of the 1880 version of the Reformed Church constitution.

Identifier

JHAB 182

Publication Date

1880

Publisher

Reformed Church Publication Board

City

Philadelphia

Language

English

Keywords

Reformed Church in the United States, government, constitution, General Synod of 1878, Peace Commission

Disciplines

Christian Denominations and Sects

Comments

A volume from the private library of the Reverend John Henry Augustus Bomberger (1817-1890), founder and first President of Ursinus College.

One of several "trial" constitutions within the denomination under the auspices of its Peace Commission of 1878. The Commission eventually produced documents concerning doctrine, cultus, and polity to the liking of both Mercersburg and Ursinus leaders at the end of their three decades of conflict and debate.

This copy of the 1880 attempt includes notations by Bomberger himself. On the first page he suggests special reference to church members whose place of residence is not known: "What of those who forfeit membership by absence - moving to parts unknown." On pages 6 and 7, articles regarding the eligibility of professors of theology are marked; and again on page 26 he quarrels with the use of the word "authorized" respecting denominational institutions in reference to whether those called to professorship may be ordained.

Constitution of the Reformed Church in the United States

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