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Famous Reformers of the Reformed and Presbyterian Churches


Heidelberg Press 1916

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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.

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Key Features

  • Foreword by Frederick W. Loetscher
  • Mission study manual on the Reformation
  • Discussion questions at the end of each chapter

Praise for the Print Edition

. . . 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 20 pages, and yet it seems to touch every point found in fuller biographies.

The Union Seminary Review

Product Details

  • Title: Famous Reformers of the Reformed and Presbyterian Churches
  • Author: James I. Good
  • Publisher: Heidelberg Press
  • Publication Date: 1916
  • Pages: 160

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 30 years and also taught church history at Ursinus College. He was then promoted to the professor of dogmatics and pastoral theology, and then the dean of the school. In 1907, he moved to Central Theological Seminary where he was a professor of Reformed Church history and liturgics. From 1911 to 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.