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Presbyterianism


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A form of Protestant Church government in which the Church is administered locally by the minister with a group of elected elders of equal rank, and regionally and nationally by representative courts of ministers and elders. Presbyterianism was first introduced in Geneva in 1541 under John Calvin, on the principle that all believers are equal in Christ and in the belief that it best represented the pattern of the early church.

Subjects: Christianity — Regional and National History.


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