A History of the Presbyterian Church in Georgia

Author: James Stacy

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9781115557276

Category: History

Page: 430

View: 7255

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895

From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass Three-volume Set

Author: Paul Finkelman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195167775

Category: History

Page: 1560

View: 1498

Explores how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans and documents African American history from the arrival of the first slave ship to the death of Frederick Douglass.

The Westminster Confession of Faith

Author: The Westminster Divines

Publisher: Booklassic

ISBN: 9635245556

Category: Religion

Page: 23

View: 2106

The Westminster Confession of Faith is a Reformed confession of faith, in the Calvinist theological tradition. Although drawn up by the 1646 Westminster Assembly, largely of the Church of England, it became and remains the 'subordinate standard' of doctrine in the Church of Scotland, and has been influential within Presbyterian churches worldwide. In 1643, the English Parliament called upon "learned, godly and judicious Divines", to meet at Westminster Abbey in order to provide advice on issues of worship, doctrine, government and discipline of the Church of England. Their meetings, over a period of five years, produced the confession of faith, as well as a Larger Catechism and a Shorter Catechism. For more than three centuries, various churches around the world have adopted the confession and the catechisms as their standards of doctrine, subordinate to the Bible. The Westminster Confession of Faith was modified and adopted by Congregationalists in England in the form of the Savoy Declaration (1658). Likewise, the Baptists of England modified the Savoy Declaration to produce the Second London Baptist Confession (1689). English Presbyterians, Congregationalists, and Baptists would together (with others) come to be known as Nonconformists, because they did not conform to the Act of Uniformity (1662) establishing the Church of England as the only legally-approved church, though they were in many ways united by their common confessions, built on the Westminster Confession.

Transactions of the Medical Association of Georgia, 1878 (Classic Reprint)

Author: Medical Association of Georgia

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780243087488

Category: Medical

Page: 300

View: 8819

Excerpt from Transactions of the Medical Association of Georgia, 1878 What a pleasure to suffering humanity, and what a ple ure, too, it should be to the scientific physician to be able to relieve the many ills of his fellow-creatures, varied and changeable as they are. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Living Justification

A Historical-Theological Study of the Reformed Doctrine of Justification in the Writings of John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, and N. T. Wright

Author: Jonathan R. Huggins

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630870587

Category: Religion

Page: 244

View: 8026

This book is a historical-theological study of the Reformed doctrine of Justification. After providing a brief history of the doctrine, the work focuses on analyzing the writings of John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, and N. T. Wright to discern points of development, continuity, and discontinuity within the Reformed tradition itself. Drawing upon their works, this book argues for a "living" theological practice and identity for those who work to formulate Reformed Doctrine.

Damned Nation

Hell in America from the Revolution to Reconstruction

Author: Kathryn Gin Lum

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199375186

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 1012

Among the pressing concerns of Americans in the first century of nationhood were day-to-day survival, political harmony, exploration of the continent, foreign policy, and--fixed deeply in the collective consciousness--hell and eternal damnation. The fear of fire and brimstone and the worm that never dies exerted a profound and lasting influence on Americans' ideas about themselves, their neighbors, and the rest of the world. Kathryn Gin Lum poses a number of vital questions: Why did the fear of hell survive Enlightenment critiques in America, after largely subsiding in Europe and elsewhere? What were the consequences for early and antebellum Americans of living with the fear of seeing themselves and many people they knew eternally damned? How did they live under the weighty obligation to save as many souls as possible? What about those who rejected this sense of obligation and fear? Gin Lum shows that beneath early Americans' vaunted millennial optimism lurked a pervasive anxiety: that rather than being favored by God, they and their nation might be the object of divine wrath. As time-honored social hierarchies crumbled before revival fire, economic unease, and political chaos, "saved" and "damned" became as crucial distinctions as race, class, and gender. The threat of damnation became an impetus for or deterrent from all kinds of behaviors, from reading novels to owning slaves. Gin Lum tracks the idea of hell from the Revolution to Reconstruction. She considers the ideas of theological leaders like Jonathan Edwards and Charles Finney, as well as those of ordinary women and men. She discusses the views of Native Americans, Americans of European and African descent, residents of Northern insane asylums and Southern plantations, New England's clergy and missionaries overseas, and even proponents of Swedenborgianism and annihilationism. Damned Nation offers a captivating account of an idea that played a transformative role in America's intellectual and cultural history.

The Architecture of Francis Palmer Smith, Atlanta's Scholar-architect

Author: Robert Michael Craig

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820328987

Category: Architecture

Page: 286

View: 2728

Francis Palmer Smith was the principal designer of Atlanta-based Pringle and Smith, one of the leading firms of the early twentieth-century South. Smith was an academic eclectic who created traditional, history-based architecture grounded in the teachings of the cole des Beaux-Arts. As The Architecture of Francis Palmer Smith shows, Smith was central to the establishment of the Beaux-Arts perspective in the South through his academic and professional career. After studying with Paul Philippe Cret at the University of Pennsylvania, Smith moved to Atlanta in 1909 to head the new architecture program at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He would go on to train some of the South's most significant architects, including Philip Trammell Shutze, Flippen Burge, Preston Stevens, Ed Ivey, and Lewis E. Crook Jr. In 1922 Smith formed a partnership with Robert S. Pringle. In Atlanta, Savannah, Chattanooga, Jacksonville, Sarasota, Miami, and elsewhere, Smith built office buildings, hotels, and Art Deco skyscrapers; buildings at Georgia Tech, the Baylor School in Chattanooga, and the Darlington School in Rome, Georgia; Gothic Revival churches; standardized bottling plants for Coca-Cola; and houses in a range of traditional "period" styles in the suburbs. Smith's love of medieval architecture culminated with his 1962 masterwork, the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta. As his career drew to a close, Modernism was establishing itself in America. Smith's own modern aesthetic was evidenced in the more populist modern of Art Deco, but he never embraced the abstract machine aesthetic of high Modern. Robert M. Craig details the role of history in design for Smith and his generation, who believed that architecture is an art and that ornament, cultural reference, symbolism, and tradition communicate to clients and observers and enrich the lives of both. This book was supported, in part, by generous grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and the Georgia Tech Foundation, Inc.

The Mind of the Master Class

History and Faith in the Southern Slaveholders' Worldview

Author: Elizabeth Fox-Genovese,Eugene D. Genovese

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521850657

Category: History

Page: 828

View: 1961

Presenting America's slaveholders as men and women who were intelligent, honourable, and pious, this text asks how people who were admirable in so many ways could have presided over a social system that proved itself and enormity and inflicted horrors on their slaves.

The Practice of Confessional Subscription

Author: David Hall

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781723106101


Page: 422

View: 7883

This collection brings together some of the finest minds on a crucial subject: how to embrace a Confession. These essays will not answer every question about the practice of confessional subscription, and it is admittedly limited in its primary focus to the domain of Continental and American Presbyterianism. It is only a beginning, but it should, however, spur a revival of seriousness about the manner in which the church holds to her confession. There is some diversity of opinion among the authors; such diversity has not been blunted or redacted.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 21: Art and Architecture

Author: Judith H. Bonner,Estill Curtis Pennington

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807869945

Category: Reference

Page: 544

View: 7529

From the Potomac to the Gulf, artists were creating in the South even before it was recognized as a region. The South has contributed to America's cultural heritage with works as diverse as Benjamin Henry Latrobe's architectural plans for the nation's Capitol, the wares of the Newcomb Pottery, and Richard Clague's tonalist Louisiana bayou scenes. This comprehensive volume shows how, through the decades and centuries, the art of the South expanded from mimetic portraiture to sophisticated responses to national and international movements. The essays treat historic and current trends in the visual arts and architecture, major collections and institutions, and biographies of artists themselves. As leading experts on the region's artists and their work, editors Judith H. Bonner and Estill Curtis Pennington frame the volume's contributions with insightful overview essays on the visual arts and architecture in the American South.


A Hometown History

Author: Barbara Pepe

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738524184

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 3691

Lenni Lenape tribes once foraged where Freehold Raceway and development and rejuvination efforts flourish today in Freehold, seat of Monmouth County. Following European colonization in the mid-seventeenth century, this enterprising community perservered through a major battle and countless skirmishes in the American Revolution, immersion in the Civil War, rapid industrialization, and municipal reorganization. The residents overcame social and political strife, preserving spirit and courage to unify both borough and township for generations to come.

The Book of Common Worship

Author: Presbyterian Church In Assembly

Publisher: Theclassics.Us

ISBN: 9781230240886


Page: 76

View: 9669

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... THE PSALTER. U The/Mowing Selections may be read as appropriate/or certain days. New Year's Day 8, 13, 37, 38 Good Friday 59,60 Easter Bay 23,34,44 Thanksgiving Day .... 21,35,38,39,57,58 Advent 50 Christmas Day 25,31 The End of the Year 32 A Day of Humiliation 18, 28 Church Occasions 17,29,42,51 Missions 25,35,42 National Days 55,61 In Time of Trouble 7, 14, 27, 33, 54 SELECTION 1. Psalm 1. 1 BLESSED is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners: nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord: and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season: his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. 4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. 5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment: nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish. Psalm 2. 7 WHY do the heathen rage: and the people imagine a vain thing? 8 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together: against the Lord, and against his Anointed, saying, 9 Let us break their bands asunder: and cast away their cords from us. 10 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. 11 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath: and vex them in his sore displeasure. 12 Yet have I set my King: upon my holy hill of Zion. 13 I will declare the decree, the Lord hath said unto me: Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. 14 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance: and...

The Theology of the Westminster Standards

Historical Context and Theological Insights

Author: J. V. Fesko

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433533146

Category: Religion

Page: 448

View: 8658

For centuries, countless Christians have turned to the Westminster Standards for insights into the Christian faith. These renowned documents—first published in the middle of the 17th century—are widely regarded as some of the most beautifully written summaries of the Bible’s teaching ever produced. Church historian John Fesko walks readers through the background and theology of the Westminster Confession, the Larger Catechism, and the Shorter Catechism, helpfully situating them within their original context. Organized according to the major categories of systematic theology, this book utilizes quotations from other key works from the same time period to shed light on the history and significance of these influential documents.

Beyond the Burning Bus

The Civil Rights Revolution in a Southern Town

Author: J. Phillips Noble

Publisher: NewSouth Books

ISBN: 1603060103

Category: History

Page: 172

View: 1930

Anniston, Alabama, is a small industrial city between Birmingham and Atlanta. In 1961, the city's potential for race-related violence was graphically revealed when the Ku Klux Klan firebombed a Freedom Riders bus. In response to that incident, a few black and white leaders in Anniston took a progressive view that desegregation was inevitable and that it was better to unite the community than to divide it. To that end, the city created a biracial Human Relations Council which set about to quietly dismantle Jim Crow segregation laws and customs. This was such a novel notion in George Wallace's Alabama that President Kennedy phoned with congratulations. The Council did not prevent all disorder in Anniston--there was one death and the usual threats, crossburnings, and a widely publicized beating of two black ministers--yet Anniston was spared much of the civil rights bitterness that raged in other places in the turbulent mid-sixties. Author Phil Noble's account is carefully researched but told from a personal viewpoint. It shows once again that the civil rights movement was not monolithic either for those who were in it or those who were opposed to it.

Classical Savannah

Fine & Decorative Arts, 1800-1840

Author: N.A

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820317939

Category: Design

Page: 196

View: 466

By the end of the eighteenth century, classicism, which arose out of Europe's fascination with ancient Greece and Rome, had also left its mark on America. This study of the classical style in the fine and decorative arts shows the extent to which it influenced the material culture of Savannah, Georgia, from 1800 to 1840. More than 130 examples of objects owned in Savannah in this period are illustrated, described, and discussed. The objects include oil paintings and watercolors, clocks, musical instruments, jewelry, sculptures, engravings, bank notes, needlework, china, silver, brass, lighting fixtures, architectural elements, and furniture. Page Talbott presents an overview of the origins of classicism in Europe and its spread to America. Emphasizing Americans' close identification of classicism with national values and ideals, Talbott also discusses the style in the context of Savannah's social life and its history as a major southern port. She covers not only the principles, methods, and materials of classical design, but also the manufacture, distribution, sale, and ownership of a wide range of functional and decorative objects. Classical Savannah is the companion volume to the Classical Savannah exhibition, which opened in the spring of 1995 at the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah. Illustrating well over half of the items in the exhibit, and including a detailed checklist of the additional seventy objects not shown in the book, Classical Savannah is a valuable source for historians, designers, decorators, collectors, and anyone interested in this period of America's history.

Spiritual Traditions for the Contemporary Church

Author: Robin Maas,Gabriel Odonnell

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426775040

Category: Religion

Page: 466

View: 5249

This volume offers a comprehensive intellectual and experiential introduction to Christian spirituality. It embraces spiritual traditions from the Patristic period to the present day. Part I, "The Roots of Contemporary Western Spirituality," covers spiritual types that have been fundamental in shaping spiritual practice. Part II, "Distinctive Spiritual Traditions," offers major introductory essays on spiritual traditions formed by such notable figures as Luther, Wesley, Ignatius, and John of the Cross, as well as ecclesiastical traditions such as Anglicanism. Part III, "The Feminine Dimension in Christian Spirituality," is devoted to Marian Spirituality, holy women, and feminism. Each of the fourteen chapters is followed by a practicum which enables readers to assimilate the practice prescribed into their own devotional life .