A Brief History Of The Presbyterians

A Brief History of the Presbyterians offers laity and clergy a succinct and thorough introduction to the history of Presbyterianism. James Smylie reaches into the past and vividly recounts the story of a faithful people known as Presbyterians. He chronicles the origins of the Reformed tradition and carries the saga through each subsequent era up […]

A Brief History Of The Presbyterians

A review and summary of Christian Church history from the Presbyterian point of view. Its origins may be found in the early Church as described in the New Testament, says the author, only to be eclipsed as church government became increasingly autocratic. Consequently such representative government of a Presbyterian type as existed in the early […]

A Calvin Treasury

This book is a handy tool for pastors, theological students, and laity seeking a better understanding of the teaching of John Calvin. With the new study guide, it is a comprehensive, easy-to-read introduction to the most influential book of the Protestant Reformation: Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion. The translation used is that of Ford […]

A Reading Of Calvin’s Institutes

‘Professor Reist provides us with a careful and fully documented account of the themes and the structure of the Institutes…. His years of living with Calvin’s writings are reflected in an ability to penetrate to the inner logic and development of the Reformer’s thought and effectively to counter many of the gross misunderstandings represented among […]

A Singing Faith

From the Preface Faith is meant to be sung, and hymns are for the singing of it. Some say that hymns are a greater influence on one’s personal theology even than sctripture or teaching or preaching or family or friends. I believe this is also true of the influence of hymns on our collective theology […]

Always Being Reformed

Is it possible to maintain and defend Christian faithfulness and integrity in a pluralistic world without being arrogant, exclusive, intolerant, or irrelevant? Is it possible to be open to change, tolerant of difference, and relevant without compromising or sacrificing christian authenticity? Shirley Guthrie looks to the Reformed confessions to answer these questions. He asserts that […]

An Evangelism Primer

Here are fresh, enlightening, practical, and logical strategies for ‘doing’ evangelism in the local church. Johnson’s ‘Organismic Evangelism’ is a new approach that is based on the utilization of the entire ‘organism’ of the church. Johnson shows how to use these human resources to capture the spirit of Christian love, encouragement, and acceptance. More than […]

Becoming Christian

From Library Journal: In 13 essays, the contributors, members of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary faculty, explore the meaning of Christian spirituality in its theological, communal, and personal dimensions. Their concern is ‘with that holistic spirituality which impacts every facet of human life.’ The authors’ treatment of their topics vary considerably. Some are scholarly in […]

Beyond Establishment

During this century, something decisive has happened to so-called mainline Protestantism. It was ‘disestablished’ from the preeminent cultural position it once enjoyed, but the reasons and implications of this shift are debatable. This book takes a novel, cultural approach to studying mainline denominations and suggests possibilities for a revaluation of denominations in the post-establishment era. […]

Biblical Exegesis: A Beginner’s Handbook

This introductory tool for students doing Old and New Testament exegesis has been updated to included: an improved bibliography, additional illustrations, additional sections on structuralist/rhetorical/’new’ criticism and canonical criticism, plus new material on the use of concordances and on current developments including the influence of liberation and feminist perspectives on exegetical work. The new edition […]