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The Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order

Chapter 41 : References

Paragraph 1 :

41-1. A reference is a written representation and application made by a lower court to a higher for advice or other action on a matter pending before the lower court, and is ordinarily to be made to the next higher court.

[Historical Summary : .]

Background and Comparison :
PCA 1973, RoD, 15-1, Adopted text, as printed in the Minutes of General Assembly, p. 153
and
Continuing Presbyterian Church 1973, RoD, 15-1, Proposed text, p. 56
A reference is a written representation and application made by a lower court to a higher for advice, or other action, on a matter pending before the lower court, and is ordinarily to be made to the next higher court.

PCUS 1933,

PCUS 1925,

PCUS 1879,

The


PCUS 1869 draft,
The

PCUS 1867 draft,
It

COMMENTARY :
F.P. Ramsay, Exposition of the Book of Church Order (1898, p. ), on :
"The



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