Seeking a Better Country: 300 Years of American Presbyterianism

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875525747
  • Publisher: P&R Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/28/2007
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,428,732
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.38 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Introduction: Of Sobriety and Legends     1
1706-1789
Scotland to America     13
In Search of Presbyterian Identity     33
Enthusiasm and Order     50
From a Colonial to a National Church     70
1789-1869
Presbyterianism's Ferment     91
Revivalism and Division (Again)     109
The Flowering of American Presbyterianism     128
War and Division     147
1869-2006
Ecumenism and Progress     169
The Presbyterian Conflict (North)     188
Presbyterian Consolidation     205
The Assimilation of Southern Presbyterians     222
Vanishing Presbyterianism     238
Conclusion: No Abiding City     255
Notes     263
Index of Subjects and Names     279
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