Catechism defining principles of congregational worship and polity.
The Catechism was published in 1667 in the midst of the spread of "Independent" congregations dissenting from the established Church. Eventually known as the Independents' Catechism, it explains "the constitution and ordinances of a Christian Church, and the duties incumbent on its office-bearers and members". It advocates a congregational mode of church polity at odds with the Church of England, and was attacked as Nonconformist and separatist. There are fifty-three questions, each followed by an answer, scripture references and explication.
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