JOHN McMILLAN, THE APOSTLE OF PRESBYTERIANISM IN THE WEST by Dwight Raymond Guthrie

JOHN McMILLAN, THE APOSTLE OF PRESBYTERIANISM IN THE WEST

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Detailed historical research has gone into the seemingly limited appeal biography of a pioneer Presbyterian minister in Western Pennsylvania. Through its pages, however, varied points of interest emerge:- the contribution of the Scotch- Irish to the making of America the early relation of church and state; the influence of the church on political life in the period (1752-1833); religion as proclaimed and lived by Presbyterians of the day; beginnings of higher education and its roots. McMillan, preacher, teacher, (in what is now Washington and Jefferson College), was instrumental in founding Western Theological Seminary, and stands cut- slutter of irrelevant facts- as a doughty example of the early American character. Special market in Pittsburgh area.

Publisher: Univ. of Pittsburgh