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Authentic Christianity

An Exposition of the Theology and Ethics of the Westminster Larger Catechism

These nearly four thousand pages of pastoral writing by Dr. Joseph Morecraft on the Westminster Larger Catechism draw from two thousand years of church writers and theologians to produce the most practical, down-to-earth commentary ever written.

“Every Christian who is serious about the Reformed Faith and the Westminster Standards should have and use this set. It is much more than an exposition of the Larger Catechism; it is a thoroughly researched work that utilizes biblical exegesis as well as historical and systematic theology.”

Dr. Joseph A. Pipa, Jr., President, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

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Eight clothbound volumes with sewn bindings designed to last for years.

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7 Ways This Set Will Benefit You

  • Read commentary on almost every Scripture text used in the footnotes of the Westminster Larger Catechism
  • Quickly reference material from historical authors throughout the early church, the Protestant Reformation, the Puritans, and Reformed Presbyterian and Baptist scholars and writers from recent years
  • Access practical application of Biblical principles to various areas of life, including: ethics, law, politics, family, church, state, piety, education, and more
  • Be encouraged in your walk with the Lord by the devotional and pastoral style, being the result of over four hundred sermons delivered by the author
  • Draw from these pages for personal and family devotions
  • Extensive direction for further reading and research in the numerous footnotes and Bibliography
  • Quickly locate material using the Scripture Index, Names Index, Westminster Standards Index, Complete Table of Contents

Historic Faith for Today’s World

“It is rare to find an in-depth commentary of the Reformed catechisms which is accessible for all levels of readers. . . . This series of expositions may seem daunting to read, due to their size and number of pages, yet they are not in any way dry or impractical. . . . One is brought low before the Triune God in worship and repentance again and again as the Word of God is applied to the heart. . . . One may not agree with every point or expression in the writings of men—even the Larger Catechism is subject to the test of Holy Scripture—yet we find much light and truth here to strengthen faith and build the Christian on that solid rock, Jesus Christ. I heartily recommend this set of expositions.” Pastor Pooyan Mehrshahi Providence Baptist Chapel, Cheltenham, England

“Every Christian who is serious about the Reformed Faith and the Westminster Standards should have and use this set. It is much more than an exposition of the Larger Catechism; it is a thoroughly researched work that utilizes biblical exegesis as well as historical and systematic theology. Even when the reader might not agree with every one of Dr. Morecraft’s conclusions, he will be challenged to think Biblically.” Dr. Joseph A. Pipa, Jr. President, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

“I am constantly seeking substantial and accessible resources that I can confidently share with my children as they form their worldview. . . . Thanks be to God, dear Dr. Joe Morecraft has labored so many years to unpack and make these worthy Standards even more accessible to present and future generations. . . . It will be such a blessing to excavate these volumes with our children through the years, especially making use of the robust Historical Index when preparing lessons and writing content.” Shelby Shepherd Entrepreneurial wife and mama, Birmingham, Alabama

“Informed by a lifetime of pastoral insight, theological precision, confessional faithfulness, and historical incisiveness, Joe Morecraft’s magnum opus is an invaluable treasure. This is a vital resource every Reformed pastor, Sunday School teacher, and Bible study leader will want to have in their library.” George Grant Pastor, Parish Presbyterian Church; Director, King’s Meadow Study Center

“What a gift to our generation, and generations to come, that Dr. Morecraft has applied his accessible voice and immense breadth of knowledge to this overview of the key doctrines of the faith. A wonderful reference or introduction for anyone seeking to understand the great historic doctrines—which should be everyone.” Anna Sofia & Elizabeth Botkin Authors of BotkinSisters.com

More About This Set

Authentic Christianity: An Exposition of the Theology and Ethics of the Westminster Larger Catechism was originally written and delivered in more than four hundred sermons, and it is the most practical, down-to-earth, and blood-earnest systematic theology ever published.

Dr. Joseph C. Morecraft, III leads us to drink deeply from the streams of church history, marshalling the testimony of the Early Church, the Protestant Reformers, and the Puritans, as well as numerous Reformed Presbyterian and Baptists scholars and writers from the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.

Smythe-Sewn Binding

These volumes are sewn together, not simply glued. This means these text blocks are built and sewn to last for years of diligent use, without falling apart in your hands.

Eight Clothbound Volumes

Each volume is bound in cloth corresponding to each volume's color, stamped with silver foil. Divided among eight volumes, these books are easy to pick up and carry around.

Extensive Proofreading

Over fifteen thousand textual corrections were made to the body of this text, including typos, grammatical corrections, and clarified sentences.

Six New Navigation Aids

A Bibliography, Names Index, Westminster Standards Index, Historical Index, Scripture Index, and Complete Table of Contents makes it a breeze to locate information in these pages. Volume 8 is entirely dedicated to navigation.

About the Author

Joseph C. Morecraft, III, is a preacher of the gospel and a noted lecturer on contemporary political and historical trends in the United States and the world at large. In 1986, he was a candidate for the US Congress in the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia. Born on October 23, 1944, he is a native of Madison, West Virginia.

Dr. Morecraft received his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from King College in Bristol, Tennessee. In 1969, he was awarded a Master of Divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, and in 1982, was awarded a Doctor of Theology degree from Whitefield Theological Seminary in Lakeland, Florida.

Dr. Morecraft was ordained by the Presbyterian Church in the United States in 1969, and is presently an ordained minister in the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Hanover Presbytery. He has pastored churches in Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia. He is the founding pastor of Chalcedon Presbyterian Church (RPCUS) located near Atlanta, Georgia, where he ministered for over forty years, and has assisted in the planting of other churches in the Atlanta area, and he has most recently planted a new church for Hanover Presbytery, called Heritage Presbyterian Church. He frequently preaches and lectures at seminars and conferences around the nation and abroad.

8-Volume Hardcover Edition

These volumes are the right set for your personal copy, church library, or library set. Eight volumes, smythe-sewn, 3,800 pages.


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