By grace alone : stories of the Reformed Church in America / Donald J. Bruggink and Kim N. Baker.

By: Bruggink, Donald J
Material type: TextTextSeries: Historical series of the Reformed Church in America ; no. 44Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2004Description: ix, 222 p. : ill. ; 28 cmISBN: 0802826911 :Subject(s): Reformed Church in America -- History | Reformed Church -- United States -- History | Reformed Church -- History
Contents:
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?
Review: "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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p.218) and index.

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

"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.

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