DICTIONARY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN & REFORMED TRADITION IN AMERICA
Edited by D. G. Hart with assistance from Mark Noll;
P & R; 2005; 286 pages
In 1999, D. G. Hart edited this volume for InterVarsity Press. It’s initial publication had its day but P & R picked it up and republished it in 2005 to lengthen its lifespan. I am glad that they did. If you want to know about Elias Boudinot (Hint: he was a Cherokee Presbyterian)
or what did J. Gresham Machen stand for or what do Presbyterians believe about the sacraments, you can find these things and thousands more in this helpful dictionary. With contributions by over 150 authorities, this will likely be the go-to volume for those wishing to know about the history of the Presbyterian and Reformed churches in the U.S.
(NOTE: Modern covenantal or Reformed Baptists who also hold to Federal Theology are not represented. But if you want to know about the good and godly Presbyterians and Dutch Reformed and German Reformed folks, this volume is indispensable.)
Steve Martin (31 years a pastor in Atlanta)
Dean of Students; IRBS Theological Seminary in Texas