In 1930, Samuel G. Craig and several others including J. Gresham Machen and James Schrader, founded a new publishing company, Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing. P&R started out by publishing a periodical called Christianity Today. Later, P&R began publishing books when Samuel Craig’s best friend, Oswald T. Allis needed a publisher for his two manuscripts.
Below, the first two books published by P&R by author Oswald T. Allis (center):
“Dr. Allis had two manuscripts ready for publication: his authoritative defense of the Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch, The Five Books of Moses, and Prophecy and the Church, a classic critique of dispensationalism. . . . Dr. Allis, having some difficulty finding a suitable publisher, discussed the problem with my father. . . . At some time in their discussion they became aware that the charter and bylaws of Christianity Today were broad enough to permit the publication of books. So as an experiment it was decided to publish these two books. The result was highly gratifying and the Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company was on its way.”
—Charles H. Craig, son of Samuel G. Craig
Today we have over 600 titles in print with an estimate of 40 new titles per year. Below, Samuel G. Craig (Left) and Charles H. Craig (Right).