Congregational Worship

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Congregational worship was influenced by the radical wing of Puritanism, which stressed a worship shaped by biblical teaching alone. Worship was stripped to its New Testament essentials, centering on the exposition of the Word and the observance of the sacraments. Customs and features of worship not expressed in Scripture were dropped.

The movement which came to be known as Congregationalism owes its origin in the middle of the seventeenth century to a revolt against both the "high-church"...


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