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For more information about Socinianism, read Faustus Socinus defined early Unitarianism by Phillip Hewett, UU World November/December 2004.
The complete text of The Cambridge Platform (1648) can be found here.
For a thorough, scholarly exploration of the challenges and opportunities of congregational polity, read The Lay and Liberal Doctrine of the Church: The Spirit and the Promise of Our Covenant, 2000 Minns Lectures by Alice Blair Wesley.
Read an in-depth report that traces the history of congregational polity and explores contemporary challenges posed by this system of governance: Interdependence: Renewing Congregational Polity , the 1997 Commission on Appraisal Report to the Unitarian Universalist Association.