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Articles

Miller, Samuel

Historical Review of the Church (Old School Branch) since 1837  1870, p. 1, 49 pp.

A Recommendatory Letter to: History of the Ancient Christians Inhabiting the Valleys of the Alps by Jean P. Perrin, 1847  7 pp.

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Books

Alexander, Archibald – The Log College  Buy  1851  298 pp.

A rich history of early presbyterian ministers in 1700′s America and the revivals that occurred in their time.  The “Log College” was the predecessor school to what would culminate in the opening of the first presbyterian seminary in America at Princeton in 1812.   

Hill, William – History of the Rise, Progress, Genius and Character of American Presbyterianism: Together with a Review of “The Constitutional History of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, by Charles Hodge”, 1839, 254 pages, a contemporary (from the same year) critical review of Hodge’s work

Hodge, Charles

The Constitutional History of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, Part 1Part 2  Buy  1839, 267 & 532 pp.

An important and authoritative documentary history of the beginnings of presbyterianism in America, tracing it through its various splits and unions up to Hodge’s day.  Read his strict-subscription interpretation of the Adopting Act 1729, the defining act that binds ministers by their vows to the Confession.  Takes the history up to 1789 when the presbyterians formed a national church in America after the War of Independence

Letters to Presbyterians, on the present crisis in the Presbyterian Church in the United States, 1833  340 pp.

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Literature

The Cambridge History of American Literature  1917

Chs. 2-3, 4-5 in vol. 1, pp. 14-89

Ch. 22, ‘Divines & Moralists’  1783-1860 in vol. 2, pp. 224-244

Ch. 16, ‘Later Theology’  in vol. 3, pp. 201-225

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Reference Works

Index of Presbyterian Ministers: Containing the Names of all the Ministers of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, from 1706 – 1881, with References to the Pages on which those Names are Found in its Records and Minutes, by Willis Beecher

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German Reformed in America

Good, James I. – The German Reformed Coetus, 1747-1792The German Reformed Coetus, 1747-1792  1897  29 pp.

Corwin, Dubbs & Hamilton – History of the Reformed Church, Dutch, the Reformed Church, German, and the Moravian Church in the United States  1895 in The American Church History Series, ed. Schaff, Hurst, Fisher, etc.

Dubbs, Joseph – The Reformed Church in Pennsylvania  1902  435 pp.

Kieffer, Henry Martyn – Some of the First Settlers of the “Forks of the Delaware” and their Descendants, 1760-1852  1902  440 pp.

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Dutch Reformed in America

Corwin, Dubbs & Hamilton – History of the Reformed Church, Dutch, the Reformed Church, German, and the Moravian Church in the United States  1895 in The American Church History Series, ed. Schaff, Hurst, Fisher, etc.

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