This Day in Presbyterian History
May 19: A Sermon by Rev. Ashbel Green
Born in Hanover Township, New Jersey on July 6, 1762, Ashbel Green grew to become one of the more notable Presbyterians in the early years of this nation. During the Revolutionary War, he served with the New Jersey militia. Following the War, he studied theology under the Rev. John Witherspoon and graduated from the College [...]
The Continuing Story
William E. Hill, Jr. : We Need Revival!
May 1, 2013
The Rev. Bill Iverson called today, in need of a document, and somewhere in our conversation the name of Bill Hill came up. The Rev. William E. Hill, Jr. is particularly remembered as a faithful pastor, as the founder of the Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship, and as a leading voice in the formation of the Presbyterian... Continue reading
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Call for Papers for the 2013 :
The G. Aiken Taylor Award
for American Presbyterian Church History
The Historical Center of the Presbyterian Church in America is pleased to sponsor an annual award to recognize outstanding scholarship in the field of American Presbyterian Church History. First prize will be a cash award of $500.00. A second prize of $100.00 may also be awarded.
Eligibility: The contest is open to all current and/or graduating seminary students who are members in good standing with one of the NAPARC member churches (see www.naparc.org/member-churches/).
Format/content: Entries shall address a problem or topic in the field of American Presbyterian History, shall include an abstract with a stated thesis, and must demonstrate a high level of scholarship in their composition. Length shall be between 20 pages minimum and 40 pages maximum. Papers shall follow Kate Turabian's Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (7th ed.) and shall include footnotes and bibliography.
Deadline: Papers, including the cover page, shall be saved in the .PDF file format and then submitted not later than August 1, 2013. Submission shall be by email file attachment, sent to the director of the PCA Historical Center, at [email protected] In addition, a statement must be received, either by letter or by email, from the entrant's pastor, stating that the entrant is a member in good standing of a church in one of the NAPARC denominations. Entries lacking this certification will be disqualified.
Judging: Copies of the duly submitted papers will then be forwarded from the PCA Historical Center to a three-member selection committee not later than August 15, 2013. Announcement of the 2013 Award winner should be made before the end of the calendar year.
Right of Publication: The PCA Historical Center reserves the right to publish all prize-winning papers. Publication of these papers elsewhere without written permission will be prohibited.
Some of the previous winners include:
Please direct all correspondence and contest entries to:
Wayne Sparkman, Director
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Posted: Finding Aid for the Kenneth A. Horner, Jr. Manuscript Collection.
Original sources on the formation of the PCA :
Four main organizations were formative of the Presbyterian Church in America :
1. Concerned Presbyterians, a layman's group led by ruling elders;
2. Presbyterian Churchmen United, an organization for pastors;
3. The Presbyterian Journal, a magazine begun in 1942; and
4. The Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship, a ministry focused on revival.
Publications issued by the first two of these groups are now online.
[click on the cover image for access to issues]
The Concerned Presbyterian
No. 1 (March 1965)-No. 37 (1976)
(Presbyterian Churchmen United)
The Hodge-Thornwell Debates and their background :
Other Items of Interest :
• On the Revision of the Confession of Faith (1890), by Dr. Benjamin B. Warfield.
• The History Behind the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Evangelical Synod, by Dr. George P. Hutchinson.
• “The Third Revision of the Directory of Worship” (PCUS, 1885)
- PCA Position Papers
- RPCES Documents
- PCA Congregations
- 50 Oldest Churches in the PCA
- PCA Presbyteries
- PCA Agencies
- PCA Book of Church Order
- Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order
- History Matters
- Search for a PCA Logo
Text Resources :
Historical Center Information :