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The Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order

Chapter 46 : Jurisdiction

Paragraph 8 :

46-8. When a Presbytery shall divest a minister of his office without censure, or depose him without excommunication, it shall assign him, to membership in some particular church, subject to the approval of the Session of that church.

[HISTORICAL SUMMARY : The current PCA text remains identical with the wording of PCUS 1925.]

ANTECEDENT TEXTS :
1. PCA 1973, RoD, 20-8, Adopted text, as printed in the Minutes of General Assembly, p. 155
2. Continuing Presbyterian Church 1973, RoD, 20-8, Proposed text, p. 62
3. PCUS 1933, RoD, XX-§302
4. PCUS 1925, RoD, XX-§302
When a Presbytery shall divest a Minister of his office without censure, or depose him without excommunication, it shall assign him to membership in some particular church, subject to the approval of the Session of that church.

No comparable text or provision in the following editions:
PCUS 1879, Rules of Discipline, Chapter XV
PCUS 1869 draft, Canons of Discipline, Chapter XV
PCUS 1867 draft, Canons of Discipline, Chapter XV

COMMENTARY :
F.P. Ramsay, Exposition of the Book of Church Order (1898) :
[No comparable text for discussion]



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