Being Presbyterian involves multiple layers of identity and connection. As Christians, Presbyterians are "catholic," sharing the common heritage of ancient Christianity with all believers, of all times, in all places. Presbyterians
are Protestant by conviction sharing the rich spiritual heritage of the sixteenth century and the unique contributions of the Reformed Tradition. Historically,
Presbyterians are also part of the evangelical movement, embracing the legacy of the eighteenth-century revivals (awakenings) in America and Britain. Each of these historic layers is equally important to Presbyterian identity and this book will seek to underscore that reality.