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By S. Donald III Fortson

'Colonial Presbyterianism' is a set of essays that inform the tale of the Presbyterian Church in the course of its adolescence in the United States. The booklet brings jointly examine from a vast workforce of students into an obtainable structure for laymen, clergy, and students. via a survey of significant personalities and occasions, the members supply a compelling narrative that might be of curiosity to Presbyterians and all individuals attracted to colonial America's non secular event. The clergy defined in those essays made an enduring effect on their iteration either in the church and within the rising ethos of a brand new country. 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 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 nice publication on colonial Presebyterianism greater than fifty years in the past, there was no different finished examine of this formative interval in American Presbyterian heritage. This new e-book edited by means of Donald Fortson bargains a very good selection of essays that is going a ways towards updating the topic and displaying its ongoing modern significance for church constitution and Christian existence. The book's authors are realized, but chapters are transparent and obtainable. The booklet 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 power and variety of Presbyterianism over 3 centuries. The individuals are all specialists who carry their wisdom to undergo at the figures and occasions that formed a dominant non secular strength throughout the early colonies. This exact publication can be valued through those that realize the theological, ecclesiastical, and cultural importance of Presbyterianism. they'll often seek advice it, delighting in it as a wealthy source for describing subject matters that emerged in colonial occasions and which, in diverse 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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