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Ulrich Zwingli, John Knox, Heinrich Bullinger, Martin Luther, and John Calvin. These five names figure prominently in the James Isaac Good Collection, sixteen volumes of important Reformed Church history. James I. Good, a Reformed Church pastor for over thirty years, was also a noted professor, historian, and book collector. Spending most of his life researching the history of the Reformed Church, Good was also responsible for amassing rare and important Reformed Church books and documents from all over the globe for his research library.

The James Isaac Good Collection (16 vols.) brings together all of Good's works on the history of the Reformed Church. This massive collection contains a two-volume history of the Reformed Church in Germany, a two-volume history of the Reformed Church in the United States, a volume on the history of the Reformed Church of Switzerland, two volumes on the importance of the Heidelberg Catechism, a biographical volume of important women in Reformed Church history, Good's travel memoirs through important historical European Reformed Church sites, and more.

This is the ultimate collection for understanding the foundation, beginnings, and spread of the Reformed Church. With the Logos edition, all Scripture passages in the James Isaac Good Collection (16 vols.) are tagged and appear on mouse-over. What’s more, Scripture references are linked to the wealth of language resources in your Logos library. This makes these texts more powerful and easier to access than ever before for scholarly work or personal Bible study. With the advanced search features of Logos Bible Software, you can perform powerful searches by topic or Scripture reference—finding, for example, every mention of “Calvin,” or “synod.”

  • Sixteen volumes on Reformed Church history
  • Contains the biographies of over fifty important figures of the Reformed Church
  • Completely searchable by topic, name, date, or Scripture reference

Product Details

  • Title: James Isaac Good Collection
  • Author: James I. Good
  • Volumes: 16
  • Pages: 5,555

Famous Places of the Reformed Church: A Religious Guidebook of Europe

  • Author: James I. Good
  • Publisher: Heidelberg Press
  • Publication Date: 1910
  • Pages: 457

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Europe is the birthplace of all the Reformed churches, whether they go back to Zwingli, Calvin, or Knox, and James I. Good's Famous Places of the Reformed Church acts as a historical guidebook from the Swiss Reformation to the early 20th century.

There can be no doubt that this is a most entertaining book. Arranging his matter according to localities he has given us nothing less than a succinct account of the fortunes (not the doctrines) of the Reformed Church in Europe from the 16th century until the present day. And what a story it is! What heroism, what suffering, and what failures are again brought to mind by this little volume.

Princeton Theological Review

Famous Reformers of the Reformed and Presbyterian Churches

  • Author: James I. Good
  • Publisher: Heidelberg Press
  • Publication Date: 1916
  • Pages: 160

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The Reformation has been studied from many standpoints: as a political movement, as a polemical or theological movement, or as an economic or moral or ecclesiastical movement. But historian James I. Good believes we should focus on the missionary aspect. Good sketches the careers and achievements of notable Reformers with simplicity, clearness, and conciseness, while exploring the Reformation as a missionary movement.

. . . .he is able to make these old reformers live again, and to do it in a very few pages. He crowds into a very small compass what he has gleaned from volumes. The story of John Calvin extends over exactly twenty pages, and yet it seems to touch every point found in fuller biographies.

The Union Seminary Review

The Reformed Reformation

  • Author: James I. Good
  • Publisher: Heidelberg Press
  • Publication Date: 1916
  • Pages: 144

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This volume traces the historical development of Luther and Zwingli's theology and their contributions to the Reformation. Good explores some of the teachers that influenced these men, such as Professor James Lefevre of France and Professor Thomas Wyttenbach of Basel.

The Origin of the Reformed Church in Germany

  • Author: James I. Good
  • Publisher: Daniel Miller
  • Publication Date: 1887
  • Pages: 507

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James I. Good's The Origin of the Reformed Church in Germany begins in 1529 with the Protestation at Speyer and covers the years, events, and people until the Synod of Dort in 1619.

One might naturally suspect that a book on such a subject would, without special effort on the part of the author, be very dull and heavy. On the contrary, this book is fresh and racy. It is indeed historic—ecclesiastically historic, carefully historic—but the facts represent the intense, radical, revolutionary life of the Reformation age.

The Presbyterian and Reformed Review

History of the Reformed Church of Germany 1620–1890

  • Author: James I. Good
  • Publisher: Daniel Miller
  • Publication Date: 1894
  • Pages: 647

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This book is a continuation of The Origin of the Reformed Church in Germany and begins with the Thirty Years' War. Good includes a detailed introduction, illustrations, hymns, maps, and a helpful appendix.

History of the Swiss Reformed Church Since the Reformation

  • Author: James I. Good
  • Publisher: Publication and Sunday School Board of the Reformed Church in the United States
  • Publication Date: 1913
  • Pages: 504

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Switzerland has always occupied a prominent place in the history of Protestant Europe. Good begins History of the Swiss Reformed Church Since the Reformation in the 16th century with an introduction to the early city-centers of the Reformed Church: Zurich and Geneva. Good's History then covers major religious events in Switzerland up to the 19th century.

Like other books of Dr. Good this one also opens up a new chapter of Reformed history to English readers.

Journal of the Presbyterian Historical Society

The Early Fathers of the Reformed Church in the United States

  • Author: James I. Good
  • Publisher: Daniel Miller
  • Publication Date: 1897
  • Pages: 75

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The Early Fathers of the Reformed Church in the United States explores the lives of six early settlers of the U.S. that had a large impact on the Reformed Church: Peter Minuit, Rev. Samuel Guldin, Rev. John Philip Boehm, Rev. George Michael Weiss, Rev. Michael Schlatter, Rev. Joihn Philip Leydich, and Rev. William Otterbein.

History of the Reformed Church in the United States 1725–1792

  • Author: James I. Good
  • Publisher: Daniel Miller
  • Publication Date: 1899
  • Pages: 701

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James I. Good's History of the Reformed Church in the United States 1725–1792 begins with a thorough introduction describing the missionary efforts in the 16th century to North and South America. Good's History then covers the years, events, and people who formed the early American Reformed Church until just after the American Revolution. Includes three helpful appendixes.

Epoch making for its subject.

Presbyterian and Reformed Review

A careful perusal of the work will convince the reader that the author follows the natural course of events in narrating the trials of the founders of the church, not only in their own land, but especially in the new home which they found on this side of the Atlantic.

The American Journal of Theology

This book will, undoubtedly, remain the great authority on the subject.

The Literary Era

This is one of those historical sketches which everyone who wishes accurately to understand the present development of the different denominations in this country should read.

The Independent

History of the Reformed Church in the U.S. in the 19th Century

  • Author: James I. Good
  • Publisher: Publication and Sunday School Board of the Reformed Church in the United States
  • Publication Date: 1911
  • Pages: 662

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Although it is titled after the 19th century, this volume begins in 1793, when the Reformed Church of Pennsylvania became independent from the Reformed Church of the Netherlands in Europe. Good divides this volume into three parts: The Early Church (1793–1844), The Liturgical Controversy (1844–1878), and Events After the Liturgical Controversy (1878–1910).

Women of the Reformed Church

  • Author: James I. Good
  • Publisher: Publication and Sunday School Board of the Reformed Church in the United States
  • Publication Date: 1901
  • Pages: 298

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"Just as Deborah and Esther, with the Mary's of the New Testament, aided in making up Bible history, so the women of the Reformed Church have helped to make her history great." James I. Good's Women of the Reformed Church celebrates the spirit and work of women in the history of the Reformed Church from the 16th and 17th centuries, including Anna Reinhard and Idelette D'Bures.

Famous Missionaries of the Reformed Church

  • Author: James I. Good
  • Publisher: Publication and Sunday School Board of the Reformed Church in the United States
  • Publication Date: 1903
  • Pages: 414

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Through biographical sketches of some thirty missionaries, Good gives a comprehensive view of missions from various branches of the Reformed Church to countries and continents across the globe.

Dr. Good's knowledge and experience in literary work has secured an interesting and valuable book.

Journal of the Presbyterian Historical Society

The Heidelberg Catechism in its Newest Light

  • Author: James I. Good
  • Publisher: Publication and Sunday School Board of the Reformed Church in the United States
  • Publication Date: 1914
  • Pages: 301

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James I. Good's The Heidelberg Catechism in its Newest Light was published in commemoration with the 350th anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism. Good explores the history of the document, its sources and authors, the history of its circulation, and its significance for today.

Aid to the Heidelberg Catechism

  • Author: James I. Good
  • Publisher: Central Publishing House
  • Publication Date: 1904
  • Pages: 287

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The volume contains the complete Heidelberg Catechism, as well as an abbreviated version. A brief history of the Bible is included, as well as a short history of the Reformed Church, a collection of hymns, and a section dedicated to advice for catechumens. Aid to the Heidelberg Catechism was written for use in Sunday school classrooms and for teachers of young Christians.

Historic Handbook of the Reformed Church in the United States

  • Author: James I. Good
  • Publisher: Reformed Church Publication Board
  • Publication Date: 1897
  • Pages: 95

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James I. Good's Handbook contains a short history of the Reformed Church in the United States meant to be taught in Sunday school classrooms. Each chapter includes study questions.

Rambles Round Reformed Lands

  • Author: James I. Good
  • Publisher: Daniel Miller
  • Publication Date: 1899
  • Pages: 271

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Rambles Round Reformed Lands is James I. Good's travelogue of three trips through Germany and Switzerland. Good visits sites important to Reformed Church history and blends his personal reminiscences among historical anecdotes.

Life Pictures of John Calvin for Young and Old

  • Author: James I. Good
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Board of Publication
  • Publication Date: 1909
  • Pages: 32

This short biography serves as a great introduction to John Calvin's life and work.

About James I. Good

James I. Good (1850–1924) was a noted church historian born in York, PA. Educated at Lafayette College and Union Theological Seminary, Good pastored Reformed churches in Pennsylvania for thirty years and also taught church history at Ursinus College. He was then promoted to Professor of Dogmatics and Pastoral Theology, and then Dean of the school. In 1907, he moved to Central Theological Seminary where he was Professor of Reformed Church History and Liturgics. From 1911–1914 he was president of the general synod of the Reformed Church in the United States. In recognition of his services as a Reformed Church historian, he was made an honorary member of the Huguenot Society of Germany.