Colonial Presbyterianism

Colonial Presbyterianism

Colonial Presbyterianism is a collection of essays that tell the story of the Presbyterian Church during its formative years in America.

Author: S. Donald Fortson III

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630878641

Category: Religion

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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.
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Colonial Presbyterianism

Colonial Presbyterianism

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 ...

Author: S. Donald Fortson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781597525312

Category: Religion

Page: 250

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'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.
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Scottish Presbyterianism and Settler Colonial Politics

Scottish Presbyterianism and Settler Colonial Politics

hegemonic social group; nor were Presbyterians the only Scots who moved abroad. Scottish Episcopalian/Anglicans like John Strachan, Bishop of Toronto, were easily integrated into colonial power structures as were some Presbyterians, ...

Author: Valerie Wallace

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319704678

Category: History

Page: 308

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This book offers a new interpretation of political reform in the settler colonies of Britain’s empire in the early nineteenth century. It examines the influence of Scottish Presbyterian dissenting churches and their political values. It re-evaluates five notorious Scottish reformers and unpacks the Presbyterian foundation to their political ideas: Thomas Pringle (1789-1834), a poet in Cape Town; Thomas McCulloch (1776-1843), an educator in Pictou; John Dunmore Lang (1799-1878), a church minister in Sydney; William Lyon Mackenzie (1795-1861), a rebel in Toronto; and Samuel McDonald Martin (1805?-1848), a journalist in Auckland. The book weaves the five migrants’ stories together for the first time and demonstrates how the campaigns they led came to be intertwined. The book will appeal to historians of Scotland, Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the British Empire and the Scottish diaspora.
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Remarks on Presbyterianism and Presbyterian Union in the Colonies addressed to the members of the Colonial Committees of the Church of Scotland By a Colonial Churchman with a preface by N Macleod

Remarks on Presbyterianism and Presbyterian Union in the Colonies  addressed to the members of the Colonial Committees of the Church of Scotland      By a Colonial Churchman  with a preface by N  Macleod

There are 35,757 Roman Catholics , 25,925 Presbyterians , and 19,314 others ; viz . , Presbyterian Church of the ... up In these colonies , forming the bulk of our North American possessions , Presbyterianism , with the exception of its ...

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The Presbyterian Story

The Presbyterian Story

Each of these historic layers is equally important to Presbyterian identity and this book will seek to underscore that reality.

Author: S. Donald Fortson III

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725238176

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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Being Presbyterian involves multiple layers of identity and connection. As Christians, Presbyterians are "catholic," sharing the common heritage of ancient Christianity with all believers, of all times, in all places. Presbyterians are Protestant by conviction sharing the rich spiritual heritage of the sixteenth century and the unique contributions of the Reformed Tradition. Historically, Presbyterians are also part of the evangelical movement, embracing the legacy of the eighteenth-century revivals (awakenings) in America and Britain. Each of these historic layers is equally important to Presbyterian identity and this book will seek to underscore that reality.
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Jonathan Dickinson and the Formative Years of American Presbyterianism

Jonathan Dickinson and the Formative Years of American Presbyterianism

1, Journal of the Presbyterian Historical Society 14 (June 1930): 85; James Hastings Nichols, “Colonial Presbyterianism Adopts Its Standards,” Journal of the Presbyterian Historical Society 34 (March 1956): 56. 11.

Author: Bryan F. Le Beau

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813159386

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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During the eighteenth century Presbyterians of the Middle Colonies were separated by divergent allegiances, mostly associated with groups migrating from New England with an English Puritan background and from northern Ireland with a Scotch-lrish tradition. Those differences led first to a fiery ordeal of ecclesiastical controversy and then to a spiritual awakening and a blending of diversity into a new order, American Presbyterianism. Several men stand out not only for having been tested by this ordeal but also for having made real contributions to the new order that arose from the controversy. The most important of these was Jonathan Dickinson. Bryan Le Beau has written the first book on Dickinson, whom historians have called "the most powerful mind in his generation of American divines." One of the founders of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) and its first president, Dickinson was a central figure during the First Great Awakening and one of the leading lights of colonial religious life. Le Beau examines Dickinson's writings and actions, showing him to have been a driving force in forming the American Presbyterian Church, accommodating diverse traditions in the early church, and resolving the classic dilemma of American religious history -- the simultaneous longing for freedom of conscience and the need for order. This account of Dickinson's life and writings provides a rare window into a time of intense turmoil and creativity in American religious history.
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Presbyterians in Colonial Pennsylvania

Presbyterians in Colonial Pennsylvania

This indefatigable missionary labored diligently throughout Pennsylvania and adjoining colonies to preach , to baptize , marry , and form into congregations these Reformed Presbyterians . Journeying on horseback through the wilderness ...

Author: Guy Soulliard Klett

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9781512803525

Category: History

Page: 312

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The Oxford Handbook of Presbyterianism

The Oxford Handbook of Presbyterianism

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 ...

Author: Gary Scott Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190608408

Category: Religion

Page: 688

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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.
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Contribution of Presbyterianism to the Maritime Provinces of Canada

Contribution of Presbyterianism to the Maritime Provinces of Canada

wielded a great deal of influence in colonial Presbyterian churches and many had substantial property interests at stake in this conflict . They were present at the meetings of the ecclesiastical courts ; their opinions could not be ...

Author: Charles H. H. Scobie

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 077351600X

Category: Religion

Page: 267

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An interdisciplinary collection of 13 essays which examine the development of Presbyterianism in the Maritimes from its roots in Scotland to Church Union in 1925. Contributors provide fascinating explorations of Presbyterianism in such areas as education, literature, social influence, and missionary outreach. Topics include the Kirk versus the Free Church; Thomas McCulloch's fictional celebration of the Reverend James McGregor; and Presbyterian revivals. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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A Study of Presbyterianism in Colonial New England

A Study of Presbyterianism in Colonial New England

These Scots arrived in New England with an intellectual and a emotional attachment to the Presbyterian way . ... To survey Presbyterianism in colonial New England it is necessary to study some of the towns which were founded or settled ...

Author: Walter McCree Boston

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ISBN: MSU:31293031962735

Category: Electronic dissertations

Page: 464

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Presbyterians and American Culture

Presbyterians and American Culture

... the Scots and the importance of communal ties among them” (134). Westerkamp, Laity, 137—38. See also Elizabeth Nybakken, “New Light on the Old Side: Irish Influences on Colonial Presbyterianism,” journal of American History 68, no.

Author: Bradley J. Longfield

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664231569

Category: Religion

Page: 262

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This book provides a history of Presbyterians in American culture from the early eighteenth to the late twentieth century. Longfield assesses both the theological and cultural development of American Presbyterianism, with particular focus on the mainline tradition that is expressed most prominently in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He explores how Presbyterian churches--and individuals rooted in those churches--influenced and were influenced by the values, attitudes, perspectives, beliefs, and ideals assumed by Americans in the course of American history. The book will serve as an important introduction to Presbyterian history that will interest historians, students, and church leaders alike.
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Presbyterians

Presbyterians

The Dutch , for instance , began to settle New Netherlands ( later New York ) and established the Dutch Reformed Church , presbyterian in everything but name , as the official church of the colony . The French Huguenots , fleeing the ...

Author: Walter Lee Lingle

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0804209855

Category: Religion

Page: 110

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This highly popular account of the chief events and doctrines of the Presbyterian Church continues to have great appeal to laypersons, ministers, students--in fact, anyone who is interested in the development of this major body of Christians. Clearly written,Presbyterians: Their History and Beliefsgives new understanding and appreciation of the Presbyterian Church and its place in the family of God.
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Presbyterian and Reformed Churches

Presbyterian and Reformed Churches

Colonial Presbyterianism: Old Faith in a New Land. Eugene, Ore.: Pickwick, 2007. Gewhr, W. M. The Great Awakening in Virginia. Gloucester, Mass.: Peter Smith, 1965. Reprint of 1930 edition. Hall, David, ed. The Practice of Confessional ...

Author: James E. McGoldrick

Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books

ISBN: 9781601783493

Category: Religion

Page: 576

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In 1905, Westminster Press published History of the Presbyterian Churches of the World by church historian Richard Clark Reed (1851–1925). Reed’s book, intended as a textbook for college and seminary students, covered the history of churches that subscribed to Presbyterian polity from the New Testament era to the beginning of the twentieth century. Based on Reed’s original work as well as an unpublished manuscript by Presbyterian historian Thomas Hugh Spence Jr. (1899–1986), Presbyterian and Reformed Churches: A Global History picks up the story of Presbyterian and Reformed churches where the earlier works left off. In this volume, James McGoldrick revises and updates Reed’s and Spence’s original, historically relevant works, continuing the survey to the twenty-first century. Each chapter traces the history of Presbyterian and Reformed churches in individual nations and regions around the globe. The author covers the major events, leaders, and institutions influencing Presbyterian and Reformed church history in a readable style that is ideally suited for classroom study as well as for independent reading. A list of suggested additional readings concludes each chapter. Nations/regions covered: Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, and other European nations Scotland, Ireland, England, and Wales United States Mexico and Central America Caribbean Basin South America Africa Middle East India Indochina and Southeast Asia China Korea, Japan, and lesser Pacific Islands
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Presbyterian Worship in America

Presbyterian Worship in America

Toward an American Directory The status of the Westminster Directory in colonial Presbyterianism was discussed in 1729 when the synod decided to adopt the Westminster Confession of Faith as its creedal statement.3 Its “Adopting Act” of ...

Author: Julius Melton

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781579105907

Category: Religion

Page: 196

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Presbyterianism

Presbyterianism

... The Forming of an American Tradition: A Reexamination of Colonial Presbyterianism (1949) • Encyclopedia of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (1884) • Articles Declaratory of the Constitution of the Church of ...

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God s Empire

God s Empire

However, the colonial Presbyterian churches that were planted with such meticulous care and expense in the course of the next century differed ... The most important difference stemmed from the influence of evangelical Presbyterianism.

Author: Hilary M. Carey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139494090

Category: History

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In God's Empire, Hilary M. Carey charts Britain's nineteenth-century transformation from Protestant nation to free Christian empire through the history of the colonial missionary movement. This wide-ranging reassessment of the religious character of the second British empire provides a clear account of the promotional strategies of the major churches and church parties which worked to plant settler Christianity in British domains. Based on extensive use of original archival and rare published sources, the author explores major debates such as the relationship between religion and colonization, church-state relations, Irish Catholics in the empire, the impact of the Scottish Disruption on colonial Presbyterianism, competition between Evangelicals and other Anglicans in the colonies, and between British and American strands of Methodism in British North America.
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The Presbyterian Pendulum

The Presbyterian Pendulum

Thus in colonial Presbyterianism, the New England Puritans and their unique brand of Christianity driven by the warm convictions of the heart deeply influenced a dominant strand of the Presbyterian Church, which settled along the ...

Author: Mark J. Englund-Krieger

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498272186

Category: Religion

Page: 234

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The Presbyterian Pendulum is a study in mainline Protestant social ethics with a focus on the Presbyterian Church (USA). This book is written for the church with the hope that it will provide theological foundation and spiritual encouragement for our efforts to find unity despite the diversity of convictions and perspectives in our midst. This is a historical study of the significant social and political issues to which the church responded throughout the twentieth century. With a foundation in solid historical research, this book offers the compelling thesis that the Presbyterian Church is at its best when the wild diversity of worldviews, theological perspectives, and convictions are encouraged. Even more, the book offers the spiritually rich thesis that it is in this wild diversity, not despite of it, that the providence of God is seen and known. What is unique and compelling about this study is the guiding metaphor of the pendulum swinging. The vast difference of opinion in the church around social issues has historically always been true, is necessary today, and itself points to a deeper truth about God's sustaining providence. The church must discern and hold onto that deeper truth. We must let the pendulum swing. It is my hope that this book will be an encouragement for the church even as we continue to be mired in deep conflict.
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Remarks on the status of the Presbyterian Church in the British Colonies

Remarks on the status of the Presbyterian Church in the British Colonies

By Parliamentary enactments , the tempo . ral wants of the Ministers of the Episcopal Church in some Colonies ... A provision for the support of Colonial Presbyterian Clergymen , it is not too much to expect , will also be made by ...

Author: James THOMSON (Master of Hobart Town Academy.)

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ISBN: BL:A0023147434

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The Presbyterian Story

The Presbyterian Story

The great revival also produced schism, and colonial Presbyterians learned the hard way that Christian charity is required if God's people are to live in harmony. The legacy of colonial Presbyterianism for future generations includes ...

Author: S. Donald Fortson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532616464

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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Being Presbyterian involves multiple layers of identity and connection. As Christians, Presbyterians are “catholic,” sharing the common heritage of ancient Christianity with all believers, of all times, in all places. Presbyterians are Protestant by conviction sharing the rich spiritual heritage of the sixteenth century and the unique contributions of the Reformed Tradition. Historically, Presbyterians are also part of the evangelical movement, embracing the legacy of the eighteenth-century revivals (awakenings) in America and Britain. Each of these historic layers is equally important to Presbyterian identity and this book will seek to underscore that reality.
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