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Overview Traces the development of the Presbyterian Church from its beginnings in the sixteenth century to its position in the modern world
"A Brief History of the Presbyterians" offers laity and clergy a succint and thorough introduction to the history of Presbyterianism. James Smylie chronicles the origins of the Reformed tradition and carries the sage through each subsequent era up to the eve of the twenty-first century, focusing on Presbyterianism in North America. All the major figures in the history of Presbyterianism, such as John Calvin, Francis Makemie, and John Witherspoon are included, as well as a host of others.
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Studio: Geneva Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.68" Width: 5.66" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1996
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0664500013 ISBN13 9780664500016
Availability 109 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 16, 2017 10:17.
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Reviews - What do customers think about A Brief History of the Presbyterians?
Not for the lay person Mar 8, 2007
This book is written by a professor of Theology and in my opinion is geared more toward an audience of academicians. It is not an easy read as it is very wordy - to the point of being choppy and lacking flow. I can see it being useful for students of Theology for purposes of research papers as it is filled with a wealth of information. However, this is not a book for the casual reader that is just looking to learn more about the history of the Presbyterian religion. While it provides the information you're probably looking for, it reads like a college text book. This is definitely a book for clergy and the world of academia, NOT for the lay person or casual reader.
Utterly Amazing Jan 16, 2001
This little book is jam-packed with as near a complete history of Presbyterian Heritage as is accesible to the average laity. I was very impressed with the clarity and description, and the charts and photos greatly enhanced my understanding. As a religion student I would highly reccomend this to all my Presbyterian brethern. This is a truly good read.
Excelent Resource Sep 25, 1999
Excelent resource I am useing it for a research paper it great for putting dates in prespective.