Tenth Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia provides a valuable perspective on the factors that led some conservatives to remain in a denomination that the OPC's founders could not tolerate. Of course, the book deals with much more than that. It is a well-written, informative, and relatively short history of a congregation that through the herculean efforts of nationally prominent preachers is one of the few historic evangelical churches remaining in America's oldest cities. The book combines the work of three authors. Allen Guelzo, well before he became famous as a biographer of Abraham Lincoln, wrote a history of Tenth for its 150th anniversary in 1979. That material, slightly revised, forms the substance of this book. William S. Barker, former academic dean and professor of church history at Westminster, has added a chapter on James Montgomery Boice, who pastored Tenth from 1968 until his death in 2000. Philip Graham Ryken, Tenth's current senior pastor, concludes the book with a chapter on the church's vision for ministry.
Publication Date: 2004
Topics: Presbyterian, church history, Philadelphia
Table of Contents:
- The First Three B's
- City Church Again
- A Church for the Twenty-First Century
Number of Pages: 239