Bruggink, Donald J.

By grace alone : stories of the Reformed Church in America / Donald J. Bruggink and Kim N. Baker. - Grand Rapids, Mich. : Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2004. - ix, 222 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. - Historical series of the Reformed Church in America ; no. 44. .

Includes bibliographical references (p.218) and index.

Introduction : reformed from what? -- Modest beginnings -- The limitations of language -- The problems of polity -- Big conflicts for a little church -- Indian and Dutch -- Slave and free -- Freed to grow -- Tai-hoey for Amoy -- Black and white -- How we've worshiped -- An irascible spirit -- The reluctant seceder -- Room for everyone - almost -- The rightful role of women -- Justice on Earth -- Two nations, one church -- Westward ho -- Limitations of doing it "right" -- Limitations of being Christian -- What's next? Ch. 1. Ch. 2. Ch. 3. Ch. 4. Ch. 5. Ch. 6. Ch. 7. Ch. 8. Ch. 9. Ch. 10. Ch. 11. Ch. 12. Ch. 13. Ch. 14. Ch. 15. Ch. 16. Ch. 17. Ch. 18. Ch. 19. Ch. 20.

"The story begins in Europe, with a brief history of the church out of which the Reformation grew. The scene then shifts to New Amsterdam in 1628, where a miniscule church survived the English conquest and eventually grew into the Reformed Church in America. By Grace Alone follows its story into the twenty-first century." "In addition to the sequential story of the Reformed Church's development, there are vignettes of people involved in events small and great - from the diary of a frail young woman who survived near calamity at sea but ended her life at eighty-one, the widow of the president of Queen's College, to the boy from a farm in Iowa who built the Crystal Cathedral." "The reader will also be helped by timelines in every chapter, as well as a glossary, an index, and many illuminating illustrations."--BOOK JACKET.

0802826911 : $29.00

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