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A Series of Tracts on the Doctrines, Order, and Polity of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (12 vols.)

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  • Title: A Series of Tracts on the Doctrines, Order, and Polity of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Board of Publication
  • Volumes: 12
  • Pages: 3,534

A Series of Tracts on the Doctrines, Order, and Polity of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, vol. 1

  • Publisher: Presbyterian Board of Publication
  • Publication Date: 1842
  • Pages: 394

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Contents:

  • “Presbyterianism the Truly Primitive and Apostolical Constitution of the Church of Christ,” by Rev. Samuel Miller, DD
  • “Qualifications and Duties of Ruling Elders in the Presbyterian Church,” by Rev. William M. Engles
  • “The Scriptural Doctrine of the Atonement Illustrated and Defended,” by Rev. J. J. Janeway, DD
  • “The Doctrine of the Perseverance of the Saints, Illustrated, Proved, and Applied,” by Rev. Sheppard K. Kollock
  • “Infant Baptism Scriptural and Reasonable, and Baptism by Sprinkling of Affusion the Most Suitable and Edifying Mode,” by Rev. Samuel Miller, DD
  • “The Sinner’s Inability Is No Excuse for His Impenitency,” by Rev. S. G. Winchester
  • “The Sabbath at Home,” by Rev. Silas M. Andrews

A Series of Tracts on the Doctrines, Order, and Polity of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, vol. 2

  • Publisher: Presbyterian Board of Publication
  • Publication Date: 1842
  • Pages: 358

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Contents:

  • “A Caution against Prevailing Errors; Being a Conversation between a Presbyterian Pastor and His Parishioner,” by Rev. William M. Engles
  • “A Treatise on Justification by Faith,” by Rev. Archibald Alexander, DD
  • “The Necessity of Atonement,” by Rev. William Symington
  • “The Nature, Extent, and Results of the Atonement,” by Rev. William Symington
  • “Christ’s Gracious Invitation to the Labouring and Heavy Laden,” by Rev. Archibald Alexander, DD
  • “Claims of the Gospel Ministry to an Adequate Support”
  • “The Importance of Doctrinal and Instructive Preaching,” by Rev. S. G. Winchester
  • “The Missionary’s Wife; or a Brief Account of Mrs. Loveless, of Madras, the First American Missionary to Foreign Lands,” by Richard Knill
  • “A Brief View of the Proper Subjects and True Mode of Christian Baptism,” by Rev. James Wharey

A Series of Tracts on the Doctrines, Order, and Polity of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, vol. 3

  • Publisher: Presbyterian Board of Publication
  • Publication Date: 1842
  • Pages: 394

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Contents:

  • “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” by Rev. Jonathan Edwards
  • “The Sin and Danger of Neglecting the Saviour”
  • “Grace to the Chief of Sinners,” by Rev. B. Grosvenor, DD
  • “The Federal Character of Adam,” by Rev. Willis Lord
  • “Christ Precious to All True Believers,” by President Davies
  • “The Bible a Revelation from God,” by Rev. Thomas Scott, DD
  • “Conversion of the Earl of Rochester”
  • “Jesus Christ the Only Foundation,” by President Davies
  • “The Foundation Stone,” by Rev. Robert Hall, MA
  • “A Brief Exposition and Vindication of the Doctrine of the Divine Decrees,” by Rev. G. W. Musgrave, DD
  • “An Apology for Not Joining the Protestant Episcopal Church,” by a Presbyter
  • “History of a Church in the South,” by Rev. N. Hoyt, DD
  • “The Immediate Choice,” by Rev. Archibald Alexander, DD
  • “The Parity of the Ministry,” by Rev. C. C. Cuyler, DD
  • “The Refuge of Lies,” by Rev. Archibald Alexander, DD
  • “The Sum of Saving Knowledge”
  • “An Address to the Head of a Family,” by Rev. P. Doddridge, DD
  • “The Evidences of a Gracious State,” by Rev. C. C. Cuyler, DD

A Series of Tracts on the Doctrines, Order, and Polity of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, vol. 4

  • Publisher: Presbyterian Board of Publication
  • Publication Date: 1842
  • Pages: 358

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Contents:

  • “The Anglican Reformation, or the Church of England but Half Reformed”
  • “History of the Early Rise of Prelacy,” by Rev. Samuel Miller, DD
  • “Permanent Sabbath Documents, or a Plea for the Sabbath Enforced by Facts,” by Rev. Justin Edwards, DD
  • “Relative Influence of Presbytery and Prelacy, on Civil and Ecclesiastical Liberty,” by Rev. T. V. Moore
  • “The Duty of Prayer for Ministers,” by Rev. W. J. McCord
  • “A Plea for Presbyterianism,” by Rev. Robert Davidson, DD
  • “A Castaway,” by Rev. R. M. McCheyne
  • “Systematic Benevolence,” by Rev. D. V. Smock
  • “The Work of the Holy Spirit, on the Hearts of Men,” by Rev. J. S. Armistead
  • “The Exclusive Claims of Prelacy Stated and Refuted,” by Rev. B. M. Smith
  • “Inattention to Religion Wonderful,” by Rev. W. J. McCord
  • “The Gospel Call, or Look and Be Saved”
  • “What Is Faith?—A Letter to a Friend”
  • “A Refuge from the Storm”

A Series of Tracts on the Doctrines, Order, and Polity of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, vol. 5

  • Publisher: Presbyterian Board of Publication
  • Publication Date: 1842
  • Pages: 312

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Contents:

  • “Experimental Religion a Rational Thing,” by Rev. Jonathan Greenleaf
  • “A Traveller’s Hints on Subjects of Practical Importance,” by Rev. William M. Engles, DD
  • “Advice to Sinners under Conviction,” by Rev. Samuel Corbyn
  • “Certain Rich Men, a Series of Portraits,” by Rev. William M. Engles, DD
  • “To an Old Disciple,” by W. S. Plumer, DD
  • “Jehovah Our Righteousness,” by George Whitefield
  • “Words of Warning”
  • “Now!”
  • “Luther’s Conversion”
  • “Sin Our Enemy, God Our Friend”
  • “Anchor of the Soul”
  • “Do You Go to the Prayer Meeting”
  • “Night, Day-Break, and Clear Day”
  • “Who Shall Dwell with Devouring Fire?”
  • “Without God”
  • “The False Peace and the True”
  • “God’s Purpose of Grace”
  • “The Sin-Bearer”
  • “The Sovereignty of God Explained and Vindicated,” by Daniel Baker, DD
  • “A Message from God,” by Rev. W. J. McCord
  • “Stop!”
  • “To a Young Disciple”
  • “William and His Mother, or What Is True Repentance?”
  • “Scarcely Saved,” by Rev. W. J. McCord
  • “Sin Must Die, or the Soul Must Die,” by W. S. Plumer, DD
  • “Thou Must Die—To Die Is Gain”
  • “The Standards of the Presbyterian Church, a Faithful Mirror of Bible Truth,” by Daniel Baker, DD
  • “The Difference Between Popery and Protestantism in a Letter to an Inquiring Friend,” by “Kirwan” Rev. Nicholas Murray, DD
  • “The Western Patriarch, an Authentic Narrative,” by W. S. Plumer, DD
  • “Parity Admitted by Prelatists”

A Series of Tracts on the Doctrines, Order, and Polity of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, vol. 6

  • Publisher: Presbyterian Board of Publication
  • Publication Date: 1842
  • Pages: 162

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Contents:

  • “Ruth the Moabitess, or the Power of True Religion,” by Rev. Archibald Alexander, DD
  • “Love to an Unseen Saviour,” by Rev. Archibald Alexander, DD
  • “The Lord Will Give Grace and Glory,” by W. S. Plumer, DD
  • “The Spiritual Office of the Deacon”
  • “On Backsliding”
  • “The Duty of Family Religious Instruction,” by Rev. J. P. Carter
  • “Soliloquy of an Injured Christian”
  • “A Word of Counsel to Professors on Moral Honesty”
  • “Love Not the World”
  • “Sympathy with an Afflicted Christian”
  • “How to Use the Bible,” by W. S. Plumer, DD
  • “How Sinners Are Accepted”
  • “On Union with Christ”
  • “The Application of Redemption, or What Is Effectual Calling?” from Dr. Green’s Lectures on the Shorter Catechism
  • “On Brotherly Love,” from James’ Christian Professor
  • “Come to Jesus,” by Newman Hall, BA
  • “It Is I, or the Voice of Jesus in the Storm,” by Newman Hall, BA
  • “What Presbyterians Believe,” by Rev. A. G. Fairchild, DD
  • “Plain Divinity or a Brief Sketch of the Doctrines of Revelation,” by James McEwen
  • “The Young Convert Instructed”

A Series of Tracts on the Doctrines, Order, and Polity of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, vol. 7

  • Publisher: Presbyterian Board of Publication
  • Publication Date: 1842
  • Pages: 404

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Contents:

  • “Letters to the Aged—Extracted from ‘Thoughts on Religious Experience,’” by Rev. Archibald Alexander, DD
  • “The Danger of Self-Deception,” from James’ Christian Professor
  • “The Dying Professor,” from James’ Christian Professor
  • “Communion with God, the Best Succor in the Worst Seasons”
  • “What Think Ye of Christ?”
  • “A Remarkable Experience, in a Letter to a Friend,” by Rev. A. Fuller, DD
  • “The First-Day Sabbath, or the Lord’s-Day the Christian Sabbath”
  • “The Sympathy of Jesus”
  • “Who Shall Dwell in Heaven?”
  • “Comforts and Counsel for the Afflicted”
  • “What Shall I Do?”
  • “A Plea for Sabbath Afternoon,” by H. A. Boardman
  • “Noah’s Carpenters”
  • “Are You Holy?”
  • “A Question for All, or ‘Lord, Is it I?’”
  • “Time Lost”
  • “A Dream of the Dying, or the White Ticket and the Strait Gate”
  • “A Friendly Letter to a Young Man,” by Rev. W. S. Plumer, DD
  • “The New Jerusalem, or the Soul’s Breathing after Her Heavenly Country,” by Rev. David Dickson
  • “Salvation by Grace”
  • “Are Infants Saved?” by Rev. David M’Conoughy, DD
  • “On Family Government,” Rev. W. H. Bulkeley
  • “Sins of the Tongue, with Rules and Reasons for Avoiding Them,” by Rev. W. S. Plumer, DD
  • “How Stands My Case with God?” by Rev. W. S. Plumer, DD

A Series of Tracts on the Doctrines, Order, and Polity of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, vol. 8

  • Publisher: Presbyterian Board of Publication
  • Publication Date: 1842
  • Pages: 414

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Contents:

  • “The Posture in Prayer, or God to Be Worshiped with the Body as Well as the Mind,” by Rev. Isaac Todd
  • “Old Age Anticipated and Realized,” by Rev. Ruben Smith
  • “Paul’s Inquiry”
  • “Emily J——, or the Danger of Worldly Conformity”
  • “The Universalist”
  • “Qualifications of a Sabbath-School Teacher,” by Rev. James Hamilton
  • “The Day of Judgment,” written for the Board
  • “On Worldly Conformity,” by Rev. J. M. Brown
  • “What Do You Wish For?”
  • “The Value of the Shorter Catechism, as a Text-Book for Sabbath Schools. A Lecture to Sabbath -School Teachers,” by Rev. William Nicholson
  • “Uses of a Stormy Sabbath,” by Rev. B. F. Stead
  • “The Spirit Quenched and the Soul Lost”
  • “Right Soon,” by Rev. S. M. Andrews
  • “Scripture Evidences of a Future State,” found among the papers of an aged Christian lady
  • “Blessedness and Efficacy of Family Prayer”
  • “Do You Pray?” by Rev. J. C. Ryle
  • “True Philosophy for the Mechanic”
  • “Family Religion,” by Rev. James R. Hughes
  • “The Light of the World, or the Character, Office, Resources, and Responsibilities of the Church,” by Rev. Isaac Cochran
  • “The Bank Is Closed”
  • “The Conversion and Character of Col. William Yeadon,” by Rev. Thomas Smyth, DD
  • “The Bible the Basis of Moral Character—A Tract for Young Men,” by Rev. David Elliott, DD
  • “The College Student, or How to Promote a Revival of Religion”
  • “Shall I Go to the Lord’s Supper? Or the Duty and Privilege of Making a Public Profession of Religion,” by Rev. Jonathan Greenleaf
  • “The Cross,” by Rev. J. C. Ryle
  • “Infant Membership Secured by the Abrahamic Covenant,” by Rev. N. Hoyt, DD
  • “Individual Responsibility,” by Rev. John Leyburn, DD
  • “A Friend Indeed”

A Series of Tracts on the Doctrines, Order, and Polity of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, vol. 9

  • Publisher: Presbyterian Board of Publication
  • Publication Date: 1842
  • Pages: 88

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Contents:

  • “Is Your Pastor Supported?” an Address to the Churches Connected with the Synod of Philadelphia
  • “Church Attachment and Sectarianism,” by Rev. Samuel Miller, DD
  • “The Hearer of Prayer,” extracted from The Mount of Olives by Rev. James Hamilton
  • “Devout Mediation, or Think on God’s Name and on All His Works and Ways,” by Rev. W. S. Plumer, DD
  • “Campbellism, Its Rise, Progress, Character, and Influence,” by Rev. N. L. Rice, DD
  • “Does Your Faith Grow?”
  • “A Time to Dance,” by Rev. S. Ramsey Wilson
  • “Hints to Christians on a Journey,” by Rev. E. P. Rogers, DD
  • “The Glory of Woman Is the Fear of the Lord,” by Rev. Charles Colcock Jones, DD
  • “The Exigencies of the Church,” A tract for the times by a New England Pastor
  • “The Dying Irish Girl”
  • “The Village Carpenter: or, Usefulness in Humble Life,” by a Canadian merchant
  • “Christian Views of Foreign Missions,” by Rev. W. W. Phillips, DD
  • “Is Jesus the Messiah? A Letter from a Young Jewess to Her Father,” extracted from Memoir of Leila Ada
  • “The Aged Believer’s Triumph over the Infirmities of Old Age,” extracted from Romaine’s Triumph of Faith
  • “The Great Giver”
  • “The Duties of Ruling Elders,” by Rev. C. C. Riggs
  • “The Army Surgeon”
  • “A Chapter for Sabbath-School Teachers”
  • “Watch and Pray”
  • “Praise and Thanksgiving,” by Rev. W. S. Plumer, DD
  • “Where Are You Going Today? A Question for Sabbath Morning”
  • “Hints to Parents,” by a committee of Sabbath-school teachers
  • “Dying Experiences: or, Death-Bed Contrasts,” by a Virginia pastor
  • “Thoughts on Secret Prayer,” by Rev. W. S. Plumer, DD

A Series of Tracts on the Doctrines, Order, and Polity of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, vol. 10

  • Publisher: Presbyterian Board of Publication
  • Publication Date: 1842
  • Pages: 388

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Contents:

  • “The Pious Artificer,” by a retired officer of the U. S. Army
  • “Why Are You Not a Communicant?”
  • “A Sabbath Well Spent”
  • “Last Hours of E. C. Rowe”
  • “Jonah, or the Sleeper Awakened,” by Rev. J. A. Wallace
  • “A Wife’s Influence”
  • “The Worship of the Presbyterian Church,” by Rev. Samuel Miller, DD
  • “Before and after Church”
  • “Why Are You Not a Christian,” by Rev. J. N. Lewis
  • “O! Don’t Swear”
  • “Let Go That Stern-Line”
  • “Sons to Be Trained for the Gospel Ministry,” by M. W. Jacobus
  • “The Persecuted Wife”
  • “Are you on the Lord’s Side?”
  • “Pay Your Church Dues”
  • “What Can I Do?”
  • “Misrepresentations of Calvinism”
  • “Will You Have This Christ,” by Rev. W. S. Plumer, DD
  • “The Old Man and His Granddaughter,” by Rev. J. H. Evans
  • “The Hebrew Inquirer”
  • “The Confession of Faith and Shorter Catechism”
  • “Hearing, or Hardening”
  • “Loss and Gain,” by Rev. W. J. McCord
  • “Future Destiny of the Wicked”
  • “Christian Forbearance,” by W. P. Carson
  • “The Evil of Intemperance”
  • “Universalism Renounced”
  • “Where’s the Harm?”
  • “Do You Love the Sanctuary?”
  • “Peace of Mind”
  • “The Burning Amazon”

A Series of Tracts on the Doctrines, Order, and Polity of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, vol. 11

  • Publisher: Presbyterian Board of Publication
  • Publication Date: 1842
  • Pages: 210

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Contents:

  • “Turn and Live,” by W. J. McCord
  • “The Dungeon and the Ladder”
  • “The Triumph of Grace,” by Rev. W. S. Plumer, DD
  • “The Nature of Conversion to God, as Exhibited in Christian Experience,” by Rev. G. D. Armstrong, DD
  • “The Converted Sailor,” by Rev. Charles J. Jones
  • “How Was Jesus Baptized?”
  • “Hints to Professors,” a pastoral letter
  • “Are Infants Elected?” extracted from The Great Supper by Rev. A. G. Fairchild, DD
  • “Ten Reasons for Being Presbyterian”
  • “The Thief on the Cross, or the Way of Salvation by Grace, Proved and Illustrated from its Leading Example,” by Rev. E. Wurts
  • “The Power and Claims of a Calvinistic Literature,” a sermon on behalf of the assembly’s board of publication by Rev. T. V. Moore, DD
  • “Consolation on the Death of Infant Children,” compiled by a bereaved parent
  • “The Service of Song, or Some Plain Thoughts on Singing in the Worship of God,” by Rev. W. P. Carson
  • “Bread upon the Waters, or a True Story of Lucknow”
  • “The German Watchmaker in Sourabaya,” by Mr. E. W. King, of Java
  • “With Christ or against Him,” a biographical sketch
  • “Grieve Not the Holy Spirit, a Warning to Delaying Sinners,” by Rev. James M. Walker
  • “Where Are the Nine?” Luke 17:17, an address to persons recovered from sickness
  • “Am I a Soldier?”
  • “John’s Baptism Not Christian Baptism,” by C. C. Gould
  • “Why I Love My Church,” by Rev. J. H. Bocock
  • “The Invalid”
  • “The Trinity in Unity,” chiefly extracted from Jones on the Trinity
  • “Our Absent Lord”
  • “A Cake Not Turned, or The Inconsistent Professor,” by Rev. C. C. Coras
  • “Growth in Grace; Its Means and Evidences,” by Rev. S. J. M. Eaton
  • “Fields White for the Harvest,” by Rev. R. H. Beattie
  • “The Blessedness of Giving,” by Rev. P. D. Gurley, DD
  • “A Plea for Sympathy in Behalf of the Ministry, to the Members of the Church,” by Rev. W. S. White, DD
  • “The Universalist; a Word in Season,” by M. A. S.
  • “The Inevitable Contest”
  • “The Soldier’s Hospital”
  • “Watch”
  • “Do You Intend to Be a Christian?” by Rev. S. S. Potter
  • “Plain Speaking”

A Series of Tracts on the Doctrines, Order, and Polity of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, vol. 12

  • Publisher: Presbyterian Board of Publication
  • Publication Date: 1842
  • Pages: 82

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Contents:

  • “Sudden Death”
  • “The Right Spirit”
  • “The Middling Man”
  • “Our Own Efforts Failing”
  • “God Our Guide”
  • “Condemned Already”
  • “The Scarlet Line”
  • “Outlived Her Usefulness”
  • “Justification”
  • “Escape”
  • “The Faith of Devils”
  • “The Christian Sabbath”
  • “Call for Volunteers”
  • “Gaming and Gambling”
  • “Take Heed What Ye Hear”
  • “Wine a Mocker”
  • “The Vantage Ground”
  • “Christian Breastworks”
  • “What Are You Living For?”
  • “Vacant Places at the Lord’s Table”
  • “Is There Hope?”
  • “A Temperance Tract”
  • “There Is No Passing”
  • “Seth Mead”
  • “Eating and Drinking Unworthily”
  • “A Story of Substitution”
  • “Observance of the Sabbath”
  • “Looking unto Jesus”
  • “Excuses”
  • “Calls of God”
  • “Early Regeneration of Children”
  • “Call to the Sacred Office”
  • “How Much Shall I Give?”

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