The Presbyterian Conflict

The Presbyterian Conflict

by Edwin H. Rian


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Edwin Rian left his doctoral studies in German to help found Westminster Seminary where he served as President of the Board of Trustees. The Presbyterian Conflict was the first historical account written of the struggle over doctrinal and ecclesiastical orthodoxy at Princeton Seminary in the early twentieth Century, culminating in the decision of many of its conservative faculty to resign and form a new seminary. It remains distinctly helpful and informative as a firsthand account of the man at its center, J. Gresham Machen.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781532637575
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 08/24/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 342
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter I The Beginnings of Unbelief 13

Chapter II The Auburn Affirmation 29

Chapter III The Reorganization of Princeton Theological Seminary 60

Chapter IV Westminster Theological Seminary 88

Chapter V Union Movements 109

Chapter VI The Independent Board 127

Chapter VII The Deliverance of the 1934 General Assembly 151

Chapter VIII The Machen Trial 168

Chapter IX The 1935 General Assembly 188

Chapter X Philadelphia and Chester Presbyteries 199

Chapter XI "We Must Obey God" 206

Chapter XII The Orthodox Presbyterian Church 218

Chapter XIII Church Property Rights 248

Chapter XIV Reform From Within 258

Chapter XV Whither Protestantism? 277

The Appendix 291

Index 339

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