Colonial Presbyterianism is a collection of essays that tell the story of the Presbyterian Church during its formative years in America.
Author: S. Donald Fortson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Colonial Presbyterianism is a collection of essays that tell the story of the Presbyterian Church during its formative years in America. The book brings together research from a broad group of scholars into an accessible format for laymen, clergy, and scholars. Through a survey of important personalities and events, the contributors offer a compelling narrative that will be of interest to Presbyterians and all persons interested in colonial America's religious experience. The clergy described in these essays made a lasting impact on their generation both within the church and in the emerging ethos of a new nation. The ecclesiastical issues that surfaced during this period have tended to be the perennial issues with which Presbyterians have been concerned ever since that time. Now at the three-hundredth anniversary of Presbyterian organization in America, Colonial Presbyterianism is a timely reengagement with the old faith for a new day.
hegemonic social group; nor were Presbyterians the only Scots who moved
abroad. Scottish Episcopalian/Anglicans like John Strachan, Bishop of Toronto,
were easily integrated into colonial power structures as were some Presbyterians
, like ...
Author: Valerie Wallace
This book offers a new interpretation of political reform in the settler colonies of Britain’s empire in the early nineteenth century. It examines the influence of Scottish Presbyterian dissenting churches and their political values. It re-evaluates five notorious Scottish reformers and unpacks the Presbyterian foundation to their political ideas: Thomas Pringle (1789-1834), a poet in Cape Town; Thomas McCulloch (1776-1843), an educator in Pictou; John Dunmore Lang (1799-1878), a church minister in Sydney; William Lyon Mackenzie (1795-1861), a rebel in Toronto; and Samuel McDonald Martin (1805?-1848), a journalist in Auckland. The book weaves the five migrants’ stories together for the first time and demonstrates how the campaigns they led came to be intertwined. The book will appeal to historians of Scotland, Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the British Empire and the Scottish diaspora.
wielded a great deal of influence in colonial Presbyterian churches and many
had substantial property interests at stake in this conflict. They were present at
the meetings of the ecclesiastical courts; their opinions could not be ignored and
Author: Charles H.H. Scobie
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
An interdisciplinary collection of 13 essays which examine the development of Presbyterianism in the Maritimes from its roots in Scotland to Church Union in 1925. Contributors provide fascinating explorations of Presbyterianism in such areas as education, literature, social influence, and missionary
Leonard J. Trinterud, The Forming of an American Tradition: A Re-examination of Colonial Presbyterianism (Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1949), 7.
One of the earliest to offer a thesis similar to Trinterud's was Charles Augustus ...
Author: Bryan F. Le Beau
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Category: Biography & Autobiography
During the eighteenth century Presbyterians of the Middle Colonies were separated by divergent allegiances, mostly associated with groups migrating from New England with an English Puritan background and from northern Ireland with a Scotch-lrish tradition. Those differences led first to a fiery ordeal of ecclesiastical controversy and then to a spiritual awakening and a blending of diversity into a new order, American Presbyterianism. Several men stand out not only for having been tested by this ordeal but also for having made real contributions to the new order that arose from the controversy. The most important of these was Jonathan Dickinson. Bryan Le Beau has written the first book on Dickinson, whom historians have called "the most powerful mind in his generation of American divines." One of the founders of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) and its first president, Dickinson was a central figure during the First Great Awakening and one of the leading lights of colonial religious life. Le Beau examines Dickinson's writings and actions, showing him to have been a driving force in forming the American Presbyterian Church, accommodating diverse traditions in the early church, and resolving the classic dilemma of American religious history -- the simultaneous longing for freedom of conscience and the need for order. This account of Dickinson's life and writings provides a rare window into a time of intense turmoil and creativity in American religious history.
However, the colonial Presbyterian churches that were planted with such
meticulous care and expense in the course of the next century differed in a ... The
most important difference stemmed from the influence of evangelical
Author: Hilary M. Carey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
In God's Empire, Hilary M. Carey charts Britain's nineteenth-century transformation from Protestant nation to free Christian empire through the history of the colonial missionary movement. This wide-ranging reassessment of the religious character of the second British empire provides a clear account of the promotional strategies of the major churches and church parties which worked to plant settler Christianity in British domains. Based on extensive use of original archival and rare published sources, the author explores major debates such as the relationship between religion and colonization, church-state relations, Irish Catholics in the empire, the impact of the Scottish Disruption on colonial Presbyterianism, competition between Evangelicals and other Anglicans in the colonies, and between British and American strands of Methodism in British North America.
Author: R. Douglas BrackenridgePublish On: 1988-01-01
The Roots and Growth of Pensions in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) R.
Douglas Brackenridge, Brackenridge/Boyd, Lois ... —Charter Petition for the
Widows Fund, 1756 Colonial Presbyterians belonged to a theological tradition
that placed ...
Author: R. Douglas Brackenridge
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Presbyterians and Pensions traces the historical development of the modern Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its predecessor organizations from colonial times to the present. It is a critical work that examines the Board of Pensions in its broad historical, social, economic, and theological context. Utilizing the case study approach, the authors show how a major Protestant denomination produced its present retirement and protection program for church employees. This is an insightful historical presentation of a vital part of the church's mission and provides very interesting and critical reading for those interested in the history of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Caldwell, the sole teacher of the academy, was the sixty-five-year-old pastor of
the Presbyterian churches at Buffalo and Alamance, ... Butler does not deny that colonial Presbyterians divided over their responses to eighteenth-century
Publisher: Chalice Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Williams provides a fascinating look at the life and work of this nineteenth-century reformer, vividly portraying Stone's lifelong quest to understand and articulate the Gospel message, his views of church unity, and his lasting contribution.
Two significant traditions they hung onto were revivalism and subscription to the
Westminster Confession.19 Irish Non-Subscribers and Seceders transplanted
revivalism and theological divisions into colonial Presbyterianism. Revivalism
Author: Richard L Jordan
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
"The Second Coming of Paisley" examines the relationship between Rev. Ian Paisley and the leaders of the militant wing of evangelical fundamentalism in the United State in the period immediately preceding the outbreak of the Northern Ireland "Troubles" in the late 1960’s. The author convincingly demonstrates that it was exposure to the ideas and principles of leaders of the Christian right such as Carl McIntire and Billy James Hargis that enables Paisley to develop a militant brand of politicized religious fundamentalism which he used with remarkable success to block the advance of civil rights for N. Ireland’s Catholic population. The author provides a full analysis of this background and sets it up as a framework for understanding the extraordinary force with which the Rev. Paisley used a religious culture imported from the U.S. to affect a radical shakeup of religion and politics in Northern Ireland.
... Bolton , Southern Anglicanism : The Church of England in Colonial South
Carolina ; Carl Bridenbaugh , Myths and Realities ... Leonard J . Trinterud , The
Forming of an American Tradition : A Re - examination of Colonial Presbyterianism .
Author: Samuel S. Hill
Publisher: Mercer University Press
The publication of the Encyclopedia of Religion in the South in 1984 signaled the rise in the scholarly interest in the study of Religion in the South. Religion has always been part of the cultural heritage of that region, but scholarly investigation had been sporadic. Since the original publication of the ERS, however, the South has changed significantly in that Christianity is no longer the primary religion observed. Other religions like Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism have begun to have very important voices in Southern life. This one-volume reference, the only one of its kind, takes this expansion into consideration by updating older relevant articles and by adding new ones. After more than 20 years, the only reference book in the field of the Religion in the South has been totally revised and updated. Each article has been updated and bibliography has been expanded. The ERS has also been expanded to include more than sixty new articles on Religion in the South. New articles have been added on such topics as Elvis Presley, Appalachian Music, Buddhism, Bill Clinton, Jerry Falwell, Fannie Lou Hamer, Zora Neale Hurston, Stonewall Jackson, Popular Religion, Pat Robertson, the PTL, Sports and Religion in the South, theme parks, and much more. This is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the South, religion, or cultural history.
N.Y., 1882. Tracy, Joseph, The Great Awaking. A history of the revival of religion
in the time of Edwards and Whitefield. Boston, 1842. Trinterud, Leonard J., The
forming of an American tradition. A re-examination of colonial Presbyterianism.
Author: James Robert Tanis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The word "pietism" usually conjures up a host of ambivalent im pressions. It has seemed to me increasingly clear that many of the strengths of pietism have been swept aside by reactions against the excesses of the movement. To properly assess the structures of pietism, it is important to comprehend its matrix and to understand its ex ponents. In preparing this study, therefore, I have sought to recapture something of the person of Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen as well as the gist of his thought; something of his environment as well as the institutions of his day. To achieve this I have traveled many by-paths and knocked on many doors. But the past has not always yielded its secrets; much is lost forever. Hagen in Westphalia, Frelinghuysen's birthplace, is now a modern city and only in a few isolated particulars is it reminiscent of Hagen in 1693. In the nearby village of Schwerte, however, the ancestral church of his forebears remains as it was nearly three hundred years ago. The gymnasium he attended in Hamm was destroyed in the bombings ofW orld War II, though the library he used during his study at Lingen is still largely intact. In the tiny East-Frisian village of Loegumer Voorwerk, Frelinghuysen's first parish, one can still stand in the pulpit where he first preached his awakening gospel. Yet oddly enough, in America, where his name is most remembered, most physical traces of his life have disappeared.
Chapter Six Presbyterian Relations with the Colonial Elites Presbyterianism and colonialism were introduced into Cameroun during the last quarter of the
nineteenth century by American missionaries and Western Europeans ,
Author: Carla Gardina PestanaPublish On: 2004-03-18
Far from finding Massachusetts orthodoxy too timid, Presbyterians thought the colonial establishment too radical. This challenge proved more difficult to
overcome because presbyterianism – which by the 1640s had powerful
advocates in ...
Author: Carla Gardina Pestana
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A comparative study of the Quaker meeting in Salem and the Baptist church in Boston.
The colonial Presbyterian culture of the eighteenth century contained within itself
two seeds for future development. On the one hand, Presbyterianism, with its
leadership and educational centers based along the eastern seaboard, would ...
Author: Peter W. Williams
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
A survey of religious traditions practiced in the United States as of 2002, covering the religious histories of Africans, American Indians, Jews, Christians, Muslims, Spanish-speakers, and Asians. Includes definitions and pronunciations of religious terms.
See generally Leonard Trinterud, The Forming of an American Tradition: A
Reexamination of Colonial Presbyterianism (1949). 5. Loetscher, supra note 3, at
10; see also Robert McAfee Brown, The Presbyterians 7 (1966) [hereinafter
Author: Stephen M. Feldman
Publisher: NYU Press
Following landmark trade agreements between Japan and the United States in the 1850s, Tokyo began importing a unique American commodity: Western social activism. As Japan sought to secure its future as a commercial power and American women pursued avenues of political expression, Protestant church-women and, later, members of the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) traveled to the Asian coast to promote Christian teachings and women's social activism. Rumi Yasutake reveals in Transnational Women's Activism that the resulting American, Japanese, and first generation Japanese-American women's movements came to affect more than alcohol or even religion. While the WCTU employed the language of evangelism and Victorian family values, its members were tactfully expedient in accommodating their traditional causes to suffrage and other feminist goals, in addition to the various political currents flowing through Japan and the United States at the turn of the nineteenth century. Exploring such issues as gender struggles in the American Protestant church and bourgeois Japanese women's attitudes towards the "pleasure class" of geishas and prostitutes, Yasutake illuminates the motivations and experiences of American missionaries, U.S. WCTU workers, and their Japanese protégés. The diverse machinations of WCTU activism offer a compelling lesson in the complexities of cultural imperialism.
Each of these historic layers is equally important to Presbyterian identity and this book will seek to underscore that reality.
Author: S. Donald Fortson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Being Presbyterian involves multiple layers of identity and connection. As Christians, Presbyterians are “catholic,” sharing the common heritage of ancient Christianity with all believers, of all times, in all places. Presbyterians are Protestant by conviction sharing the rich spiritual heritage of the sixteenth century and the unique contributions of the Reformed Tradition. Historically, Presbyterians are also part of the evangelical movement, embracing the legacy of the eighteenth-century revivals (awakenings) in America and Britain. Each of these historic layers is equally important to Presbyterian identity and this book will seek to underscore that reality.
... an American Tradition: A Re-examination of Colonial Presbyterianism (
Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1949), p. 132. Trinterud also notes that a
draft of the first American Presbyterian Directory for Public Worship also speaks
of other ...
Author: Paul M. Collins
Publisher: A&C Black
The term "denomination" is now widely used to describe a Christian community or church. But what is a 'denomination'? In this highly creative collection of essays, representatives of all major Christian traditions give an answer to this question. What does the term mean in their own tradition? And does that tradition understand itself to be a 'denomination'? If so, what is that understanding of 'denomination'; and if not, how does the tradition understand itself vis Á vis those churches which do and those churches which do not understand themselves as 'denominations'? In dialogue with the argument and ideas set forth in Barry Ensign-George's essay, each contributor offers a response from the perspective of a particular church (tradition). Each essay also considers questions concerning the current landscape of ecumenical dialogue; ecumenical method and the goals of the ecumenical movement; as well as questions of Christian identity and belonging.
And as there are conflicting opinions respecting the venerable sounders of
American Presbyterianism , and the principles upon which they associated , he
fancies that our colonial history will establish , beyond a doubt , the truth of the
side he ...
Characterization of Typical Presbyterian Preachers Colonial Presbyterianism first
grew in the older settlements of North Carolina in great part through the efforts of
the Scotch-Irish. One historian described them as a proud, hardy, strong-willed ...
Author: Paul A. Reardon
This is a narrative history of the life of a frontier Methodist circuit rider or itinerant preacher and his role in church disputes of the period.