For an alternative interpretation, see Leonard J. Trinterud, The Forming of an
American Tradition: A Re-examination of Colonial Presbyterianism (Philadelphia:
Westminster Press, 1949). 6. Sidney Mead, The Nation with the Soul of a Church
Author: Gary Scott Smith
Publisher: Oxford Handbooks
Presbyterianism emerged during the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation. It spread from the British Isles to North America in the early eighteenth century. During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Presbyterian denominations grew throughout the world. Today, there are an estimated 35 million Presbyterians in dozens of countries. The Oxford Handbook of Presbyterianism provides a state of the art reference tool written by leading scholars in the fields of religious studies and history. These thirty five articles cover major facets of Presbyterian history, theological beliefs, worship practices, ecclesiastical forms and structures, as well as important ethical, political, and educational issues. Eschewing parochial and sectarian triumphalism, prominent scholars address their particular topics objectively and judiciously.
Nothing , he thinks , can be less wise than the treatment of the Boers by the
Imperial Government . The results have been several unnecessary wars ,
Dutchmen and Aborigines both unfriendly , and the Cape Colony quite out of
accord with the ...
Author: Charles Augustus Briggs
Includes section "Reviews of recent theological literature".
What is more, in later histories of colonial Presbyterianism not only have
evangelical but also mainline church historians sided with the New Side, an
alignment of interests that should strike many as curious.4 If mainline
Presbyterian historians, ...
Author: S. Donald Fortson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
'Colonial Presbyterianism' is a collection of essays that tell the story of the Presbyterian Church during its formative years in America. The book brings together research from a broad group of scholars into an accessible format for laymen, clergy, and scholars. Through a survey of important personalities and events, the contributors offer a compelling narrative that will be of interest to Presbyterians and all persons interested in colonial America's religious experience. The clergy described in these essays made a lasting impact on their generation both within the church and in the emerging ethos of a new nation. The ecclesiastical issues that surfaced during this period have tended to be the perennial issues with which Presbyterians have been concerned ever since that time. Now at the three-hundredth anniversary of Presbyterian organization in America, 'Colonial Presbyterianism' is a timely reengagement with the old faith for a new day.
The Struggle for the Soul of Colonial American Presbyterianism Thomas H. L.
Cornman ... understanding of the Presbyterian awakenings and the development
of the Presbyterian Church in the Middle Colonies , the failure to acknowledge
Author: Thomas H. L. Cornman
Publisher: University Press of Amer
Cornman, vice president and dean of the Undergraduate School at Moody Bible Institute, chronicles the conflict between anti-revivalist Presbyterians ("caterpillars") who sought to transfer Presbyterianism unaltered from Ireland and Scotland, and revivalists who wished to create a "newfangled" Presbyterianism to reach new groups of people in colonial America. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).