The author of this book is associate professor of Church history at McCormick Theological Seminary, and it is a work which...

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THE FORMING OF AN AMERICAN TRADITION

The author of this book is associate professor of Church history at McCormick Theological Seminary, and it is a work which will be of interest primarily to specialists in this field, although Presbyterians will find here a wealth of material concerning the early beginnings of their denominations in this country, and students of American history will discover in this volume what a determinative part was played by the Protestant churches in the making of this nation. The book is the result of painstaking and scholarly research, and is a valuable contribution to the field of American church history. The period covered is the 18th Century, and the author presents a thorough study of the development of Presbyterians during the colonial period and through the first decades of our independence. For the average reader, however, the volume is so concerned with the details of the history of one denomination that it is difficult to discover those trends in Presbyterian church life which contributed to the forming of an American tradition.

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1949