Have You Explored Our Topical Categories?

Did you know that Log College Press not only has over 100 authors and over 1000 books/articles uploaded to the site, but also that we have 28 topical categories into which many of those works are sorted? 

The topics that we have highlighted (thus far) include the following (with volumes included as of the end of July 2018): 

Apologetics – 4
Autobiographies – 16
Biographies – 109
Christian Life – 26
Christology – 20
Church and State – 66
Church History – 117
Commentaries – 36
Compilations – 16
Correspondence – 8
Devotional – 22
Ecclesiology - 79
Eschatology – 13
Ethics – 4
Family – 20
Fiction – 14
Funeral Discourses – 34
Inaugural Addresses – 25
Missions – 41
Pastoral Theology – 6
Poetry – 24
Preaching – 9
Sacraments – 28
Sermons – 110
Systematic Theology – 13
Travelogues – 22
Westminster Standards – 39
Worship – 70

These numbers, DV, will only grow as the work of making this site a more invaluable resource for students of early American Presbyterian literature continues. If you have an interest in a particular topic listed above, please take time to browse our available titles and be sure to check back periodically for more. Thank you for interest! 

Would you like to help Log College Press grow?

We at Log College Press are thankful for you, our readers. It is for you that, beginning in 2017, we have assembled a growing body of works by 18th and 19th century American Presbyterians for your reading pleasure. We have so far accumulated on our site over 500 such works, and the number continues to grow. The list includes works by colonial, Northern, Southern, Reformed Presbyterian, Associate Reformed Presbyterian, and other branches of the Presbyterian family. 

Additionally, in 2017, we published two booklets: 1) Thomas Dwight Witherspoon, The Five Points of Presbyterianism: The Distinctives of Presbyterian Church Government; and 2) C.W. Grafton, A Forty-Three Year Pastorate in a Country Church. A new booklet containing the inauguration addresses of William Swan Plumer, Christ All in All: The Right Temper of a Theologian, is coming out soon, and more publications are planned. We desire to publish quality works that have been overlooked in the last 150+ years. There are many to choose from, and we are interested in your input and feedback as we consider future publications. 

The costs associated with website maintenance and book production are not negligible, and if the free materials and blog posts that we provide are of interest to you, we would be grateful for your contributions to the work that we are doing. If you are interested in helping to build this project to its fullest potential, please visit this page to learn more about crowdfunding the work of the Log College Press. Thank you for your interest, and your support, whether that is through prayer or by financial contributions or otherwise. We are grateful! 

History isn't dead. Primary sources aren't dry and dusty. American Presbyterians aren't irrelevant.

And therefore, Log College Press aims to collect and reprint the writings of and about American Presbyterians from the 18th and 19th centuries. We are motivated by the conviction that as Christians in the present take root backward toward the past, we will bear fruit forward in the future for the glory of God and the kingdom of Jesus.

From its humble beginnings in the early 18th century, Presbyterianism in America has been committed to an educated ministry that would be able to teach God's truth to God's people. Presbyterian pastors and teachers not only preached from pulpits and taught in classrooms, they also wrote books, pamphlets, newspaper and journal articles, and letters. Many of these writings have been reprinted in the modern era, but more have been forgotten or are hidden away in libraries. With the advent of digital archiving, a great amount of the teaching of our spiritual forefathers is easily accessible. The Log College Press website seeks to bring together in one place as much of the extant digital Presbyterian literature as possible. Lord willing, we hope to publish edited reprints, topical anthologies, and perhaps even secondary literature about 18th-19th century American Presbyterianism, with the prayer that it will benefit the 21st century church.

Log College Press just hit 100 authors!

There are now 100 authors in the Log College Press Library of 18th and 19th century American Presbyterians! New books and authors are being added daily. If there is a particular author or title that you would like to have access to, let us know and we'll do our best to track it down. Our goal is to find every PDF that is available online and make it accessible from our site. This will take time, but it will be worth it to historians, armchair historians, pastors, students, and all of God's people who want to discover the rich writings of our American Presbyterian forefathers.