NowCircle100x70.gif (3180 bytes)A Select Bibliography of Presbyterian Distinctives

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smylie,gif (7159 bytes)A Brief History of the Presbyterians
by James H. Smylie


Paperback - 176 pages (November 1996)
Geneva Pr; ISBN: 0664500013 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.56 x 8.46 x 5.48


An Introduction to the Reformed Tradition : A Way of Being the Christian Community
by John Haddon Leith

Paperback - 264 pages (March 1995)
John Knox Pr; ISBN: 0804204799 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.81 x 8.21 x 5.51

Guthrie.gif (4411 bytes)Christian Doctrine
by Shirley C. Guthrie



Paperback - 434 pages Revised edition (July 1994)
Westminster John Knox Pr; ISBN: 0664253687  ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.19 x 8.98 x 5.97

Creeds of Christendom
by Phillip Schaff

This set covers far more than Presbyterian beliefs. It is a survey of all the major Creeds of Christendom over the centuries.

Library Binding Revised edition (February 1990)
Baker Book House; ISBN: 0801082323 ; Dimensions (in inches): 6.55 x 9.36 x 6.34

Reformed Confessions Harmonized
by Joel R. Beeke (Editor), Sinclair B. Ferguson (Editor)

Book Description Despite the acknowledged importance of confessional statements throughout church history, the most significant of these documents have never before been published in a single volume. Now Drs. Beeke and Ferguson have harmonized seven important Reformed confessions into a convenient parallel arrangement.

The seven confessions were produced by three different strands among the European churches. From the Dutch-German reformers came the Belgic Confession of Faith (1561), the Heidelberg Catechism (1563), and the Canons of Dort (1618-19). The Swiss churches contributed the Second Helvetic Confession (1566). And the Scottish-English tradition was set down in the Westminster Confession of Faith (1646-47) and the Larger and Shorter Westminster Catechisms (1647).

The unique feature of this volume is the editors arrangement of the various confessions in parallel columns under the traditional subject headings of systematic theology. Readers can compare the formulations on particular points of doctrine, such as the trinity, justification, Christian liberty, and baptism. While elaborating the differences that existed between the various national churches, the comparisons also underscore the fundamental unity regarding the basic tenets of the faith.

This confessional harmony is further enhanced by the editors historical introduction to the subject. They also provide an extensive annotated bibliography of Reformed theological writings that will serve as a useful guide for readers who desire to undertake further study. In all, this is an important resource for students and pastors interested in the historical foundations of the Reformed tradition.

Paperback - 304 pages (July 1999)
Baker Book House; ISBN: 080105222X

Bettenson.gif (6343 bytes)Documents of the Christian Church
by Henry Bettenson (Editor)

Bettenson gives a brief synopsis of Christian documents and controversies since the apostles.


Paperback 2nd edition (December 1970)
Oxford Univ Pr (Trade); ISBN: 0195012933 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.74 x 8.01 x 5.36

Institutes of the Christian Religion/One-Volume Edition
by John Calvin, Henry Beveridge (Translator)

Here in a convenient one-volume edition is John Calvin's magnum opus. Written as an introduction to the Christian life, the Institutes remains the best articulation of Reformation principles and is a marvelous introduction to biblical Christianity.

Paperback - 704 pages 1 Vol Ed edition (May 1995)
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.; ISBN: 0802881661 ; Dimensions (in inches): 2.30 x 8.97 x 6.04

Presbyterians, Their History and Beliefs
by Walter Lee Lingle, John W. Kuykendall

Paperback Revised edition (March 1995)
John Knox Pr; ISBN: 0804209855 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.33 x 7.96 x 5.47

We Believe : A Study of the Book of Confessions for Church Officers
by Harry W. Eberts

Paperback - 124 pages Revised edition (February 1994)
Westminster John Knox Pr; ISBN: 0664253741 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.43 x 7.97 x 5.26

Reading the Bible and the Confessions : The Presbyterian Way
by Jack Bartlett Rogers

Paperback (June 1999)
Geneva Pr; ISBN: 0664500463

hopper.gif (10019 bytes)What Unites Presbyterians : Common Ground for Troubled Times
by Clifton Kirkpatrick, William H., Jr. Hopper


Paperback - 192 pages (July 1997)
Geneva Pr; ISBN: 0664500072 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.57 x 8.51 x 5.54

The Apostles' Creed: Do You Really Believe It?
by D. Bruce Lockerbie

Paperback - 143 pages (1977)
Victor Books; ISBN: 0-88207-748-1

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