Synopses & Reviews
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.
Offering laity and clergy a succinct and thorough introduction to the history of Presbyterianism, this book reaches into the past and recounts the story of a faithful people known as Presbyterians. Smylie chronicles the origins of the Reformed tradition and carries it through each subsequent era up to the eve of the 21st century, focusing on Presbyterianism in this country.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -154) and indexes.
About the Author
James H. Smylie is Ernest Trice Thompson Professor Emeritus of Church History at Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia.