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Saybrook Platform

Saybrook Platform

Saybrook Platform: see Cambridge Platform.
Saybrook Platform refers to conservative religious proposals adopted at Saybrook, Connecticut in September, 1708. The document attempted to stem the tide of disunity among the established Congregational churches and restore discipline among both the clergy and their congregations. In its "Fifteen Articles" the platform provided for "associations" of pastors and elders and "consociations" of churches, each with broad powers to rule in disputes between churches, to proceed against erring churches and pastors, and to license the latter. The Platform was but a brief conservative victory against a non-conformist tide which had begun with the Halfway Covenant and would culminate in the Great Awakening.

See also

Cambridge Platform

Source

The Encyclopedia of New England, New York, Facts on File, 1985

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