Rutherford: Independent Churches do not have the Authority for Greater Excommunication

Rutherford argues at length in this substantial piece against the Independents, during the time of the Westminster Assembly, that a local church does not have the authority for greater excommunication.

Independent Churches do not have the Authority for Greater Excommunication, 1644, 53 pages, from Chapter 10, Section 10 of his The Due Right of Presbyteriespp. 289-323