Philip Doddridge on James Ussher’s scheme for the reduction of episcopacy

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... Something of this kind was projected in archbishop Usher’s plan for the reduction of episcopacy, by which he would have moderated it in such a manner, as to have brought it very near the presbyterian government of the Scotch church; the weekly parochial vestry answering to their church-session; the monthly synod, to be held by the Chorepiscopi, answering to their presbyteries; the diocesan synod to their provincial, and the national to their general assembly. The meeting of the dean and chapter, practised in the church of England, is but a faint shadow of the second, the ecclesiastical court of the third, and the convocation of the fourth. ...

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