The constitution of the Associated Churches, in the southern district of the county of Litchfield, in the state of Connecticut. Adopted by the consociation, at their sessions at Litchfield, on the 21st day of October, A.D. 1795

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24 p. 19 cm

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The Saybrook Platform was a new constitution for the Congregational church in Connecticut in 1708.  It rejected extreme localism or "congregationalism" that had been inherited from England, replacing it with a centralized system similar to what the Presbyterians had. The Congregational church was now to be led by local ministerial associations and consociations composed of ministers and lay leaders from a specific geographical area. A colony-wide General Assembly had final authority.

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In 1795, the elders of several Congregational churches in Litchfield County, Connecticut formed a "Consociation" for the purposes of "ecclesiastical discipline". This volume, published in 1829, includes the Constitution of that Consociation, its Articles of Faith, and statistics of its member churches as of 1828.
Includes Articles of faith and covenant (1828), p. 10-17, and Statistical view of the churches (1828), p. 18-24

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F102.L6 .L5 1829

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Consociation, Litchfield South. “The constitution of the Associated Churches, in the southern district of the county of Litchfield, in the state of Connecticut. Adopted by the consociation, at their sessions at Litchfield, on the 21st day of October, A.D. 1795.” Rare Books. WCSU Archives, 8 Oct. 2019. Accessed on the Web: 13 Oct. 2019.

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