A concise, informative guide to one of the most significant streams of Protestant Christianity in America. Moore than 375 entries cover the ideas, events, people, movements, practices, institutions, and denominations that have made up the Presbyterian and Reformed tradition from earliest days to the present. This is an unrevised reprint of the original 1999 edition.
A concise and informative guide to one of the most significant streams of Protestant Christianity in America. More than 375 entries cover the ideas, events, people, movements, practices, institutions, and denominations that have made up this tradition from the earliest days to the present. Under the guidance of editors D. G. Hart and Mark A. Noll, more than 140 contributors have made this reference work an indispensable tool for students and professors. Among the contributing historians are Randall Balmer, Joel Carpenter, Lyle Dorsett, Allen Guelzo, Charles Hambrick-Stowe, Keith Hardman, John Leith, George Marsden, Garth Rosell, Bruce Shelley, Douglas Sweeny, Robert Swierenga, and Ruth Tucker.
D. G. Hart studied American history at the Johns Hopkins University and has served as Director of the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals at Wheaton College and Academic Dean and Professor of Church History at Westminster Seminary in California. He is currently Visiting Professor of History at Hillsdale College. His books include Defending the Faith: J. Gresham Machen and the Crisis of Conservative Protestantism (1994); The Lost Soul of American Protestantism (2002); With Reverence and Awe: Returning to the Basics of Reformed Worship (2002); John Williamson Nevin: High Church Calvinist (2005); and A Secular Faith: Why Christianity Favors the Separation of Church and State (2006).
A major contribution . . . a 'must-buy' for anyone interested in deepening one's knowledge of the Reformed/Presbyterian heritage.
An extremely useful work