Our friends and occasional associates Dr. Jordan Ballor and Mr. Brad Littlejohn have published a very helpful article on the variety of views on church discipline among Reformed churches in the 16th century. Their article goes a long way at clearing up the supposed Geneva-Zurich bifurcation, and they even chart some of the earliest forms of the disciplinarian ecclesiology which would later emerge in full with Cartwright and others.
By Steven Wedgeworth
Steven Wedgeworth is the associate pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church in Vancouver, British Columbia. He writes about theology, history, and political theory, and he has taught Jr. High and High School. He is the founder and general editor of The Calvinist International, an online journal of Christian Humanism and political theology, and a Director for the Davenant Institute.View Archive →