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Author: Newcomen, Matthew, 1610?-1669.
Title: Irenicum; or, An essay towards a brotherly peace & union, between those of the congregational and presbyterian way;: shewing out of the most learned and renowned divines of the congregational way, that their positions concerning 1. Church matters and members. 2. Church constitution and form. 3. Church state. 4. Church officers and ordination. 5. Church government and censures. 6. Church combinations and synods. 7. Communion with and separation from churches. are sufficient for the establishing a firme and lasting peace between them and the Presbyterians ... In pursuance of the good design begun at the Savoy, where it was agreed, and declared, that such reforming churches as consist of persons sound in the faith, and of conversation becoming the Gospel, ought not to refuse the communion of each other ... Drawn up and published by Discipulus de Tempore Junior.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: Irenicum; or, An essay towards a brotherly peace & union, between those of the congregational and presbyterian way;: shewing out of the most learned and renowned divines of the congregational way, that their positions concerning 1. Church matters and members. 2. Church constitution and form. 3. Church state. 4. Church officers and ordination. 5. Church government and censures. 6. Church combinations and synods. 7. Communion with and separation from churches. are sufficient for the establishing a firme and lasting peace between them and the Presbyterians ... In pursuance of the good design begun at the Savoy, where it was agreed, and declared, that such reforming churches as consist of persons sound in the faith, and of conversation becoming the Gospel, ought not to refuse the communion of each other ... Drawn up and published by Discipulus de Tempore Junior.
Newcomen, Matthew, 1610?-1669., D. T.

London: printed for Nathanael Webb and William Grantham, at the black Bear in Pauls Church-yard, near the little north-door, 1659.
Subject terms:
Presbyterianism
Congregationalism
Church polity
Religious tolerance
Church of England -- Government -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A90063.0001.001

Contents
title page
THE Preface.
The Attestation.
To the Judicious Reader.
An Advertisement to the READER.
IRENICƲM. OR, AN ESSAY Towards a Brotherly PEACE and UNION,
CHAP. I. Of the matter of a Church under the New Testament, and who are fit to be Church-members.
Hitherto of Church matter and Church-members. Now out of this that hath been spoken, I draw these plain positions with some inferences.
CHAP. II. Of the Form and constitutions of a Church.
Hitherto of the constitution and form of a Church: Now out of this I shall also draw some few plain positions, with some inferences.
CHAP. III. Of Church State.
Hitherto of Church-state, now to draw some brief positions and inferences from these particulars.
CHAP. IV. Of Church-officers and their Ordination.
Hitherto of Church Officers, &c. now to draw some positions out of these particulars with inferences thereupon.
CHAP. V. Of Church Government and Censures.
Hitherto of Church Government and Censures. Now out of these particulars draw we these positions with inferences thereupon.
CHAP. VI. Of Combination or Consotiation of Churches into Classes or Synods.
Hitherto of the Combination or Consociation of Churches, and of Synods, and their power. Now from these par∣ticulars that have been delivered, let us draw some positions with their inferences.
CHAP. VII. Of Communion with, and Separation from the true Church.
Hitherto of communion with and separation from the Church, now to draw some positions from these particulars, with some inferences upon them.
The Conclusion.
Errata.