Christians in general and Presbyterians in particular have played a significant role in American history. Presbyterians and American Culture shows how Christians have influenced and been influenced by people, ideas, and events of the last 300 years.
Bradley J. Longfield assesses both the theological and cultural development of American Presbyterianism, with particular focus on the mainline tradition that is expressed most prominently in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He explores how Presbyterian churches - and individuals rooted in those churches - influenced and were influenced by the values, attitudes, perspectives, beliefs, and ideals assumed by Americans in the course of American history. The book will serve as an important introduction to Presbyterian history that will interest historians, students, and church leaders alike.