Historic Calvinism in the Orthodox Style Bethel Presbyterian Church, Wheaton, Illinois Sunday, 1 October 2006
Nelson, David Hart, Anglican and Episcopal History
Bethel Presbyterian Church stands a little more than a mile from Wheaton College, long considered the combined Harvard, Yale and Princeton of evangelical higher education. The church's proximity to the college is not simply geographic, however. Bethel is no mainline Presbyterian church but a member of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC), an evangelical, historically Calvinist body which split from the much larger, more liberal Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (PCUSA) during the controversies over fundamentalism and modernism in the early twentieth century. The OPC was formed under the leadership of J. Gresham Machen (1881-1937), a leading Presbyterian conservative intellectual. Like …
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Publication information: Article title: Historic Calvinism in the Orthodox Style Bethel Presbyterian Church, Wheaton, Illinois Sunday, 1 October 2006. Contributors: Nelson, David Hart - Author. Journal title: Anglican and Episcopal History. Volume: 76. Issue: 2 Publication date: June 2007. Page number: 272+. © Historical Society of the Episcopal Church Mar 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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