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Who Runs the Church?: 4 Views on Church Government
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Who Runs the Church?: 4 Views on Church Government

by 5 authors

Zondervan 2004

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Churches have split and denominations have formed over the issue of church government. Yet while many Christians can explain their particular church’s form of rule and may staunchly uphold it, few have a truly biblical understanding of it. What model for governing the church does the Bible provide? Is there room for different methods? Or is just one way the right way? In Who Runs the Church? Four predominant approaches to church government are presented by respected proponents.


  • Episcopalianism, Peter Toon
  • Presbyterianism, L. Roy Taylor
  • Single-Elder Congregationalism, Paige Patterson
  • Plural-Elder Congregationalism, Samuel E. Waldron

Product Details

  • Title: Who Runs the Church?: 4 Views on Church Government
  • Editor: Steven B. Cowan
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 320

About Steven B. Cowan

Steven B. Cowan, M.Div., Ph.D., is associate professor of Philosophy and Apologetics at Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, AL.

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