There are approximately 75 million presbyterians in the world; with about 30 different presbyterian denominations in North America alone.

Understanding how all these different denominations came into existence can be a complicated course of study. In fact, one church historian use the phrase “split P soup” to describe the history of presbyterianism in America.

If you are interested in less-complicated overview of presbyterian history, we would recommend the following series of articles by D. G. Hart and John R. Muether. The series appeared in New Horizons in 2005-06 and you can download the entire series as an eBook: ePub  Mobi