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The Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order

Chapter 41 : References

Paragraph 2 :

41-2. Among proper subjects for reference are matters that are new, delicate or difficult; or on which the members of the lower court are very seriously divided; or which relate to questions involving the Constitution and legal procedures respecting which the lower court feels the need of guidance.

[Historical Summary : .]

Background and Comparison :
PCA 1973, RoD, 15-2, Adopted text, as printed in the Minutes of General Assembly, p. 153
and
Continuing Presbyterian Church 1973, RoD, 15-2, Proposed text, pp. 56-57
Among proper subjects for reference are matters that are new, delicate, or difficult ; or on which the members of the lower court are very seriously divided ; or which relate to questions involving the Constitution and legal procedure respecting which the lower court feels the need for guidance.

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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I. King & Head of Church
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RoD
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II. Preliminary Principles
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[FoG = Form of Government ; RoD = Rules of Discipline ; DfW = Directory for Worship]