Subject Area: Protestant: Presbyterian

A Seminary Education: The Formation of a Christian Soul
 Richardson, Herbert W.
2018 1-4955-0698-3 328 pages
The author describes his four years studying for the ministry at the Boston University School of Theology. He analyzes the curriculum, the practical training, the relations between faculty and students, and explains how it transformed him and prepared him to function effectively as a Christian minister.

Bolsec Controversy on Predestination From 1551 to 1555 the Statements of Jerome Bolsec, and the Responses of John Calvin, Theodore Beza, and Other Reformed Theologians Book One
 Holtrop, Philip C.
1993 0-7734-9248-8 410 pages
This study examines the tensions in Reformed communities in the most crucial years in the development of the Reformed doctrine of predestination. Book 1: Introduction and Parts One and Two: Theological Currents, the Setting and Mood, and the Trial Itself Book 2: Parts Three through Six; Bibliography and Indexes

Bolsec Controversy on Predestination From 1551 to 1555 the Statements of Jerome Bolsec, and the Responses of John Calvin, Theodore Beza, and Other Reformed Theologians Book Two
 Holtrop, Philip C.
1993 0-7734-9250-X 624 pages
This study examines the tensions in Reformed communities in the most crucial years in the development of the Reformed doctrine of predestination. Book 1: Introduction and Parts One and Two: Theological Currents, the Setting and Mood, and the Trial Itself Book 2: Parts Three through Six; Bibliography and Indexes

Comparison of John Calvin and Alvin Plantinga’s Concept of Sensus Divinitatis
 Santrac, Aleksandar S.
2011 0-7734-3926-9 120 pages
A comparison study which considers the different ways John Calvin and Alvin Plantinga viewed the concept of Sensus Divinitatis.

Confucian Roots of Fundamentalist Ethos in the Korean Presbyterian Church
 Chu, Weon Yeol
2006 0-7734-5738-0 272 pages
This study locates the cultural roots of the fundamentalist ethos of the Korean Presbyterian Church in Confucian social conservatism and Korean Neo-Confucian fundamentalism.

The First Book of Discipline (1560)
 Whytock, Jack C.
2009 0-7734-4751-2 172 pages
The book argues for seeing Calvinian influence as the most significant influence for the Scottish reform movement of 1560. It examines John Calvin’s understanding of discipline and interpretations of it by the wider continental Calvinian family, particularly John à Lasco, Valérand Poullain and the French Reformed Church, and their connections and influences on the Scottish Reformation.

Erosion of Calvinist Orthodoxy Seceders and Subscription in Scottish Presbyterianism
 Hamilton, Ian
1992 0-7734-1643-9 228 pages
This work traces some aspects of the erosion of Westminster Calvinism among Scottish seceders during the years 1733 -1879. It argues that although this process did not reach its peak until 1879, a significant departure from Westminster Calvinism occurred during the Atonement Controversy in the 1840s. The importance of the United Presbyterian Church Declaratory Act of 1879 lay in its giving de jure authority to ministers of the denomination to deviate from the teaching of the Westminster standards on matters which did not enter the `substance of faith' - a position which `legalized' the de facto authority which many had been exercising for a number of years.

Essays in Calvinist Social Theory. What Do Religion, Politics and Science Contribute to the Good Society
 Richardson, Herbert W.
2016 1-4955-0498-0 244 pages
This book, not an original work of the author but a graduate school project, collects essays that apply Calvinist political theology to a wide range of social issues. Calvinism’s impact upon society is so great that it has frequently been accused of being the cause of all the problems of modernity: the destruction of organic community, the domination of technology, the universalization of rationality, and a cost-benefit economic approach to all problems in life.

George Whitefield and Welsh Calvinistic Methodism
 Clarkson, George E.
1996 0-7734-8758-1 160 pages
This study deals with the Welsh revival movement of the 18th century and the remarkable way that George Whitefield fitted into it. He was a Calvinist who believed that one could be both a Methodist and a Calvinist. The leaders of the Welsh revival were also Calvinistic and welcomed him. The book traces the beginnings and development of the movement, carrying it up to the present day and showing changes in beliefs. A pocket of Welsh immigrants brought this church to America in upstate New York where it later (in the 20's) united with the Presbyterians.

Irony of Apartheid. The Struggle for National Independence of Afrikaner Calvinism Against British Imperialism
 Hexham, Irving
1981 0-88946-904-0 239 pages

John Calvin’s Rhetorical Doctrine of Sin
 Compier, Don H.
2001 0-7734-7618-0 176 pages
This is the first book in more than sixty years to offer a scholarly account of Calvin’s perspectives on human fault. Through a careful reading of the Institutes of the Christian Religion, the author argues that Calvin writes with the specific political purpose of defending persecuted Protestants in France. The study demonstrates that his humanist education prepared Calvin for practical argumentation on behalf of social change. Calvin is depicted as an engaged political actor, thoroughly attuned to the practical requirements of his age. His theology then becomes an important precedent for a thoroughly contextual understanding of Christian doctrinal reflection.

Life and Writings of Francis Makemie, Father of American Presbyterianism (c. 1658-1708)
 Schlenther, Boyd S.
1999 0-7734-8174-5 304 pages
Reproduced here are all five of Makemie's published writings together with all his known correspondence, preceded by a biography which details his active and colorful life. This study provides an invaluable tool for understanding the genesis of one of America's major denominational traditions.

Life of the Rev. James Renwick Jackson, Presbyterian Minister in Pennsylvania (1905-1953)
 Wilson, Agnes Jackson
2005 0-7734-6331-3 208 pages
This book tells the story of Rev. James Renwick Jackson (1905–1953), who rose from humble beginnings in Philadelphia to become one of the leading Presbyterian ministers in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s. Though his life was cut short by cancer, Rev. Jackson inspired thousands of members of three churches in Philadelphia, Tyrone and Erie, PA. Rev. Jackson rebuilt the First Presbyterian Church of Erie after a devastating fire in 1944, and even after he had fallen ill, he was determined to comfort and serve members of his congregation.

Rev. Jackson is also part of a remarkable family. Three of his brothers became Presbyterian ministers, and nine members of the next generation entered the ministry. Rev. Jackson’s brothers and children appear throughout the narrative of his life, and an epilogue summarizes the work of the family since his death. Four of Rev. Jackson’s sermons are also included in this book. Written by his daughter and drawing on rare primary documents, this book is not only an inspirational biography, it also contains a great deal of practical advice on about building a ministry.

Ministry of John Knox - Pastor, Preacher, and Prophet
 Kyle, Richard
2002 0-7734-6977-X 252 pages

Poems on the Lord’s Supper by the Dutch Calvinist Constantijn Huygens (1596-1687)
 Joby, Christopher
2008 0-7734-4925-6 140 pages
Provides for the first time translations into English of Dutch Calvinist Constantijn Huygens’ (1596-1687) poems on the Lord’s Supper.

Presbyterian Conflict and Resolution on the Missouri Frontier
 Hall, Joseph H.
1988 0-88946-670-X 232 pages
Details the leadership and teachings of the early Presbyterian church leaders in Missouri as they evolved from Congregationalists into men of the cloth who adapted to frontier exigencies in church and society.

Reforming Economics. Calvinist Studies on Methods and Institutions
 Tiemstra, John P.
1990 0-88946-924-5 344 pages
The only work that surveys all of the major sub-fields within economics from a Reformed Christian point of view. Proposes a new approach to economics, one that is explicitly normative and based on the concept of stewardship. Considers: the failure of economics to address many current economic problems; the internal failures of current economic theory; problems with the scientific methodology which forms the foundation on which contemporary economists build their work; the application of a Christian scientific methodology to economics; biblical priorities for economic science and economic life; and a Reformed Christian view of the nature of human interactions and its implications for families, firms, unions, governments, and voluntary organizations.

Sermons on Jeremiah by Jean Calvin
 Reynolds, Blair
1990 0-88946-835-4 312 pages

Sermons on Micah by Jean Calvin
 Reynolds, Blair
1990 0-88946-839-7 468 pages
A translation from Sermons sur le Livre de Michée. Covers 28 sermons delivered by Calvin in Geneva from Wednesday, November 12, 1550, through the New Year (which began on December 25 in Calvin's Geneva), to Saturday, January 10, 1551 (excepting Sundays).

Theological Controversies in the Presbyterian Church of New South Wales, 1865-1915. The Rise of Liberal Evangelicalism
 Barnes, Peter
2008 0-7734-4902-7 376 pages
This work examines the rise of Liberal Evangelicalism in the Presbyterian Church of New South Wales in Australia from 1865 to 1915. It proved to be the prelude to the acceptance of extreme liberalism in the person of Rev. Professor Samuel Angus who avoided heresy charges in the 1930s. This book contains eleven black and white photographs.

Thirty Letters to Calvin, Preacher to the Genevans & Sixty Signs of the Kingdom of the Antichrist and His Revelation Which is Now at Hand: From the Restoration of Christianity, 1553 by Michael Servetus
 Servetus, Michael
2010 0-7734-1316-2 264 pages
This work provides not only a translation of the Latin writings of Michael Servetus but also an excellent introduction and penetrating notes that contextualize the original writings. This volume also offers a detailed account of the two trials to which Michael Servetus was submitted, first in Vienne by the French Inquisition and then fatally in Geneva by Calvin's instigation. * First English Translation

What Does It Mean to Be a Calvinist?: A Philosophical Autobiography
 Richardson, Herbert W.
2016 1-4955-0494-8 276 pages
This study is the author's process of separating his thinking about the world from a purely philosophical mindset to a worldview that is influenced heavily by a Calvinistic way of perceiving the world.