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Congregational Christian Churches
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When Congregationalists merged with the Evangelical and Reformed Church to form a new denomination, the United Church of Christ, in 1957, they were the major representatives in the USA of historic Anglo-American Congregationalism. These churches were descendents of separatist movements that had begun among English Protestants during the 2nd half of the 16th century. A pamphlet published in 1582 by R. Browne, A Treatise of Reformation without Tarrying for Any, proclaimed principles that would define the movement: Christ is the sole head of the churc…

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Noll, Mark A., “Congregational Christian Churches”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_03203>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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