John Cotton’s New England Congregational Model Of Worship

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

In his book The Way of the Churches of Christ in New England, John Cotton, a leading Congregational pastor of the first generation of American colonists, provided a detailed description of worship practices in New England. Although conclusive evidence is lacking, it appears that English Congregationalists used the same basic order.


This version of Cotton's description, with modernized spelling and capitalization, is taken from Bryan Spinks's Freedom or Order? (Allison Park, Pa....


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