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On Being Presbyterian : Our Beliefs, Practices, and Stories - Sean Michael Lucas

On Being Presbyterian

Our Beliefs, Practices, and Stories

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Published: 27th March 2006
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A lay-friendly introduction to Presbyterian beliefs, practices, and history. Helps readers grasp what it means to be a (conservative) Presbyterian in a postmodern age.

Prefacep. ix
Abbreviationsp. xv
Introduction: Presbyterian Identity in the Postmodern Agep. 1
Presbyterian Beliefs
God Is King: The Sovereignty of Godp. 15
The Priority of Amazing Gracep. 33
God's Story, Promise, Reign: Covenant and Kingdomp. 51
What in the World Is the Church?p. 67
Sacraments: Signs and Seals of God's Gracep. 82
Presbyterian Practices
A Heart Aflame: Presbyterian and Reformed Pietyp. 99
Gospel-Driven Presbyterian Worshipp. 115
"Decently and in Order": Presbyterian Church Governmentp. 132
Presbyterian Stories
The Glorious Reformation: Calvin, Knox, and the Beginnings of Presbyterianismp. 151
Errand into the Wilderness: Early American Presbyterianismp. 169
The Golden Age: American Presbyterians in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 185
"A True Presbyterian Church": Twentieth-Century Presbyterianism in the American Northp. 206
"A Continuing Presbyterian Church": Twentieth-Century Presbyterianism in the American Southp. 226
Epilogue: Becoming Presbyterianp. 247
Notesp. 253
Index of Subjects and Namesp. 259
Index of Scripturep. 269
Index of the Westminster Standardsp. 271
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ISBN: 9781596380196
ISBN-10: 1596380195
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 271
Published: 27th March 2006
Publisher: P & R Publishing Co (Presbyterian & Reformed)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.3  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.39