Presbyterian Women in America

Presbyterian Women in America

Author: Lois A. Boyd

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313298416

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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This second edition traces women's affilation with Presbyterianism in the United States for more than two centuries--from 1789 when women were silent in the church to the present, where women serve equally in the pulpits, sessions, and courts of the church.

The Greening of Protestant Thought

The Greening of Protestant Thought

Author: Robert Booth Fowler

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807861530

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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The Greening of Protestant Thought traces the increasing influence of environmentalism on American Protestantism since the first Earth Day, which took place in 1970. Robert Booth Fowler explores the extent to which ecological concerns permeate Protestant thought and examines contemporary controversies within and between mainline and fundamentalist Protestantism over the Bible's teachings about the environment. Fowler explores the historical roots of environmentalism in Protestant thought, including debates over God's relationship to nature and the significance of the current environmental crisis for the history of Christianity. Although he argues that mainline Protestantism is becoming increasingly 'green,' he also examines the theological basis for many fundamentalists' hostility toward the environmental movement. In addition, Fowler considers Protestantism's policy agendas for environmental change, as well as the impact on mainline Protestant thinking of modern eco-theologies, process and creation theologies, and ecofeminism.

Pilgrimage of a Presbyterian

Pilgrimage of a Presbyterian

Author: John H. Leith

Publisher: Geneva Press

ISBN: 0664501516

Category: Religion

Page: 363

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Though probably best known for his scholarship on John Calvin, Leith's work in the church and the academy has earned him honors in many areas. The collection of writings reveals some of his areas of expertise, including not only Calvin, but the history of the Presbyterian Church, civil rights and integration, a Christ-centered faith, theological education, issues of sexuality, and the nature of the church. Pilgrimage of a Presbyterian is a through representation of the diversity of Leith's accomplishments, and includes photographs and a complete bibliography of his writings.

Presbyterian Creeds

Presbyterian Creeds

Author: Jack Rogers

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664254969

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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This book provides clergy, laity, and students with a thorough introduction to their faith as set forth in the Book of Confessions. Jack Rogers explains technical terms and places current issues in perspective by examining the meaning of the creeds, confessions, and declarations found in the Book of Confessions. He examines their role in history, their full meaning, and their continued relevance to the Christian community.

How to Survive Being a Presbyterian!

How to Survive Being a Presbyterian!

Author: Bob Reed

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595152254

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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In this tongue-in-cheek celebration of the funny foibles of the Frozen Chosen, the 300-year-old Percy T. Presby declares: "Presbyterianism is a series of meetings occasionally interrupted by a worship service." "The national drink of Presbyterian women is decaf coffee." "Some Presbyterians believe that a jazz band is the Boston Pops." This Presby 101 handbook uses an advice format to describe Presbyterians by ostensibly addressing new members of the church. But it is also a humorous primer and survival manual for ALL people in the denomination. Gently skewering the history, worship habits, and endless committee meetings, it covers clothing, potluck dinners, and-yes-sex, all from the Presbyterian perspective. "Insightful Witticisms"-Tampa Tribune "Keeps the Humor Flowing"-Cleveland Plain Dealer "A Gentle, Affectionate Poke"-Spokane Spokesman Review

The Jiangyin Mission Station

The Jiangyin Mission Station

Author: Lawrence D. Kessler

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469647715

Category: History

Page: 228

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Lawrence Kessler uses the Jiangyin mission station in the Shanghai region of China to explore Chinese-American cultural interaction in the first half of the twentieth century. He concludes that the Protestant missionary movement was welcomed by the Chinese not because of the religious message it spread but because of the secular benefits it provided. Like other missions, the Jiangyin Station, which was sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of Wilmington, North Carolina, combined evangelism with social welfare programs and enjoyed a respected position within the local community. By 1930, the station supported a hospital and several schools and engaged in anti-opium campaigns and local peacekeeping efforts. In many ways, however, Christianity was a disruptive force in Chinese society, and Kessler examines Chinese ambivalence toward the mission movement, the relationship between missions and imperialism, and Westerners' response to Chinese nationalism. He also addresses the Jiangyin Station's close ties to, and impact upon, its supporting church in Wilmington.

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Foundation

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Foundation

Author: R. Douglas Brackenridge

Publisher: Geneva Press

ISBN: 0664500439

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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For two centuries, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Foundation has been at work serving the church and undergirding its mission. In this authoritative and carefully researched history, R. Douglas Brackenridge unfolds the story of how the Foundation developed its unique role in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It is a history filled with strong leaders, vigorous challenges, and lively debate. Brackenridge shows how the Foundation, even in times of struggle, has been shaped over the decades as a significant instrument of support to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Presbyterian Reformers in Central Africa

Presbyterian Reformers in Central Africa

Author: Benedetto

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004318144

Category: Religion

Page: 621

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This volume contains 123 documents which illustrate the early history of the American Presbyterian Congo Mission and its struggle for human rights in the Congo from 1890-1918. The documents, many of which have never been published, are crucial to a full understanding of both the work of the Presbyterian Mission and its impact on the social, political, and religious life of the Congo. The documents are annotated and the volume contains an introduction and an index.

Reference Guide to Christian Missionary Societies in China

Reference Guide to Christian Missionary Societies in China

Author: R. G. Tiedemann

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765640017

Category: History

Page:

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Assists scholars in their search for material on the anthropological, educational, medical, scientific, social, political, and religious dimensions of the missionary presence in China. This guide facilitates research concerning the history of Christianity in China as well as the wider Sino-Western cultural encounter.