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The History Behind
the
Reformed Presbyterian Church,
Evangelical Synod
by
George P. Hutchinson

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Bibliographic citation:
Hutchinson, George P., The History Behind the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Evangelical Synod. Cherry Hill, NJ: Mack Publishing Company, 1974. xxi, 448 p.; illustrations; 23 cm.]
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction by History of the Church Committee ix
Abbreviations xi
Acknowledgements xiii
Foreword by Paul Woolley xv
Author's Preface xvii
1. The Nature of Presbyterianism 1
Historic Presbyterianism
One Infallible Authority
The Confession of Faith
Presbyterian Church Life
The Presbyterian Church

2
4
9
15
19

 
2. The Reformed Presbyterian Church in America 23
The Covenanted Reformation
The Reformed Presbyterian Conscience
Reformed Presbyterianism in America
Reformation Principles Exhibited
The Covenanter Church
24
29
39
48
59
3. The Reformed Presbyterian Church, General Synod 65
Optimism and Progress
Disruption and Recovery
Division and Decline
Change and Crisis
A Changed Church
66
70
82
95
103
4. The Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. 109
Beginnings of Organization
Old Side -- New Side
The General Assembly
Old School -- New School
A Reunited Church
110
116
124
131
145
5. The Broadening Church in the U.S.A. 153
Rise of Modernism
Reaction of Fundamentalism
The Princeton Tradition
Triumph of Indifferentism
The Broadened Church
154
163
175
183
191
6. The Presbyterian Separatist Movement 195
Christianity and Liberalism
A New Reformation
A True Presbyterian Church
The Division of 1937
A Testifying Church
195
206
215
224
237
7. The Bible Presbyterian Church 245
Bible Presbyterian Synod
Testimony of Separation
The Throes of Controversy
The Division of 1956
Conflict With Movementism
246
253
270
285
293
8. The Evangelical Presbyterian Church 299
The Columbus Synod
Bible Presbyterian Agencies
Evangelical Presbyterian Concerns
An Evangelical Church
Evangelical Presbyterianism
300
306
315
332
345
9. The Reformed Presbyterian Church, Evangelical Synod 353
A New Beginning
A Fresh Start
Lookout Mountain Wedding
The Evangelical Synod
Reformed Presbyterianism
354
367
380
386
403
10.

The Necessity for Consistent Christianity

409

A Noble Vision
Bible Presbyterianism
Calvinistic Evangelicalism
Building the Church
A Burning Love

410
415
421
427
434
Select Bibliography for Further Reading 437
Index 439
Photographs between pages 212 and 213.