A Popular History of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America

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The Minerva Group, Inc., 2003 - Religion - 628 pages
This volume is designed to trace concisely but clearly the History and Principles of the Presbyterian Church from the time of Henry VIII, to the close of the General Assembly of 1899. The author has availed himself of highly important and original documents pertaining to the Congregationalists and Presbyterians during the Colonial period. When preparing his Four Hundred Years of American History, the attention of the author was often drawn to the influence of the Presbyterian Church during the last half century of the Colonial times and also during the current growth in our national life. This influence was felt upon the domestic and Christian as well as upon the political life of the people. In our country, governed as it is by representatives elected by the people themselves, the moral connection between political and church life is consistent and peculiarly intimate. It therefore comes within the scope of this history to trace the influences, good or bad, of the events and policies, whereby the condition of public affairs has incidentally aided the progress of the Church, and sometimes had a retarding effect, as in the case of war or of financial or industrial disturbances whereby all the citizens were more or less affected.

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Contents

IN THE SEVENTIES
151
IN THE SEVENTIES continued
177
IN THE SEVENTIES continued
199
IN THE EIGHTIES AND NINETIES
217
PAGE
218
Rev James McGready Irreligious Conditions Character
224
Revivals in Ohio Indiana and Illinois In Kentucky
245
CHAPTER I
248
Plans for Placing the Bible in Every Family Increased
310
CHAPTER VI
316
The People of New Orleans Elias Cornelius Sylvester
338
The HalfWay Covenant Why the Harsh Intolerance
351
PARITY OF THE MINISTRY OR CLERGY
364
IN THE FIFTIES 53
439
Accessions from Other Bodies Reports on Revivals
496
Presbytery Constituted The First Missionary Society
496

IN THE EIGHTIES
252
PRESBYTERIANS AND PURITANS IN HENRY VIII S REIGN
262
IN THE NINETIES
271
Magna Charta Wycklif and Tyndales Translations Eng
306
A CHANGE OF POLICY
496
PRESBYTERIAN WORTHIESCONTINUED
496
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