Dictionary of the Presbyterian & Reformed Tradition in America
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A concise guide to one of the most significant streams of Protestant Christianity. Historians of the Presbyterian and Reformed tradition, and of American religion, cover the major ideas, events, people, movements, practices, institutions, and denominations of the past and present. Entries include Arminianism, Karl Barth, Belgic Confession, Presbyterians and the Civil War, Charles Grandison Finney, and more.
The Dictionary of the Presbyterian & Reformed Tradition in America is a concise and informative guide to one of the most significant streams of Protestant Christianity in America. Expanding on the highly regarded Dictionary of Christianity in America, this work covers the ideas, events, people, movements, practices, institutions and denominations that have made up the Presbyterian and Reformed tradition from the earliest days to the present.
Mark A. Noll (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University) is Francis McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is advisory editor for Books & Culture and subeditor for the new Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Noll's main academic interests concern the interaction of Christianity and culture in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Anglo-American societies. He has published articles and reviews on a wide variety of subjects involving Christianity in modern history. Some of his many books include The Civil War as a Theological Crisis, Is the Reformation Over?, The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield and the Wesleys; The Old Religion in a New World and most recently The New Shape of World Christianity.
Dr. Darryl G. Hart (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University) is Director for Partnered Projects at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute in Wilmington, Delaware. Prior to this he taught church history and served as academic dean at Westminster Seminary California and directed the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals and taught American history at Wheaton College.
He is the author of numerous books and articles, including John Williamson Nevin: High Church Calvinist; A Secular Faith: Why Christianity Favors the Separation of Church and State; Seeking a Better Country: Three Hundred Years of American Presbyterianism (co-author); Deconstructing Evangelicalism: Conservative Protestantism in the Era of Billy Graham; Recovering Mother Kirk: The Case for Liturgy in the Reformed Tradition and The Lost Soul of American Protestantism. -Editorial Review.