Colonial Presbyterianism: Old Faith in a New Land (Princeton by S. Donald III Fortson

By S. Donald III Fortson

'Colonial Presbyterianism' is a suite of essays that inform the tale of the Presbyterian Church in the course of its youth in the United States. The ebook brings jointly learn from a wide workforce of students into an available structure for laymen, clergy, and students. via a survey of vital personalities and occasions, the individuals provide a compelling narrative that may be of curiosity to Presbyterians and all individuals drawn to colonial America's spiritual adventure. The clergy defined in those essays made a long-lasting impression on their new release either in the church and within the rising ethos of a brand new kingdom. The ecclesiastical concerns that surfaced in this interval have tended to be the perennial concerns with which Presbyterians were involved ever due to the fact that point. Now on the three-hundredth anniversary of Presbyterian association in the USA, 'Colonial Presbyterianism' is a well timed reengagement with the previous religion for a brand new day.

"Since Leonard Trinterud released his effective e-book on colonial Presebyterianism greater than fifty years in the past, there was no different entire examine of this formative interval in American Presbyterian background. This new e-book edited by way of Donald Fortson deals an exceptional selection of essays that is going a ways towards updating the topic and displaying its ongoing modern significance for church constitution and Christian lifestyles. The book's authors are realized, but chapters are transparent and obtainable. The publication merits a large readership."
--Mark A. Noll
Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History
University of Notre Dame

"This commemorative quantity of the three-hundredth anniversary of the 1st Presbytery in the United States is a becoming tribute to the energy and variety of Presbyterianism over 3 centuries. The individuals are all specialists who convey their wisdom to undergo at the figures and occasions that formed a dominant religious strength during the early colonies. This specific booklet should be valued through those that realize the theological, ecclesiastical, and cultural importance of Presbyterianism. they're going to usually seek advice it, delighting in it as a wealthy source for describing topics that emerged in colonial instances and which, in assorted methods, are of ongoing value today."

--Donald okay. McKim, editor of the Encyclopedia of Reformed religion

S. Donald Fortson III is affiliate Professor of Church historical past and sensible Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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