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.
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- Examination of the missionary efforts in the 16th century
- Exploration of the years, events, and people who formed the early American Reformed Church
- Illustrations and appendixes
Praise for the Print Edition
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.
- Title: History of the Reformed Church in the United States 1725–1792
- Author: James I. Good
- Publisher: Daniel Miller
- Publication Date: 1899
- Pages: 701
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.