The Stone-Campbell Movement: An International Religious Tradition

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Michael W. Casey, Douglas Allen Foster
Univ. of Tennessee Press, 2002 - History - 605 pages
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The religious reform tradition known as the Stone-Campbell movement came into being on the American frontier in the early decades of the nineteenth century. Named for its two principal founders, Barton W. Stone and Alexander Campbell, its purpose was twofold: to restore the church to the practice and teaching of the New Testament and, by this means, to find a basis for reuniting all Christians. Today, there are three major branches of the Stone-Campbell tradition: the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Churches of Christ, and Christian Churches/Churches of Christ.

This volume brings together twenty-six essays drawn from the significant scholarship on the Stone-Campbell Movement that has flourished over the past twenty years. Reprinted from diverse scholarly journals and concentrating on historiographic issues, the essays consider such topics as the movement's origins, its influence on the presidency, its presence in Britain, and its multicultural aspects.

In their introduction, Casey and Foster reveal the connections between this scholarship and larger issues of American history, religion, and culture. They note that David Edwin Harrell Jr., and Richard T. Hughes--both of whom are represented in the collection--have provided competing paradigms of the social and intellectual history of the movement: While Harrell defends the legitimacy of the sectarian "non-institutional" Churches of Christ, Hughes legitimizes the current progressive movement found in Churches of Christ. Casey and Foster propose six additional historiographic constructs as alternatives to those of Harrell and Hughes and assess each paradigm's implications for the scholarship of the movement.

The first major survey of research on the Stone-Campbell movement in a quarter of a century, this book will also serve as an invaluable resource for scholars of American religious movements in general.

The Editors: Michael W. Casey is professor the communication at Pepperdine University. He is the author of The Battle Over Hermeneutics in the Stone-Campbell Movement, 1800-1870 and Saddlebags, City Streets, and Cyberspace: A History of Preaching in the Churches of Christ.

Douglas A. Foster is associate professor of church history and director of the Center for Restoration Studies at Abilene Christian University. He is author of Will the Cycle Be Unbroken? Churches of Christ Face the Twenty-First Century and co-author of The Crux of the Matter: Crisis, Tradition, and the Future of Churches of Christ.

The Contributors: Peter Ackers, Louis Billington, Monroe Billington, Paul M. Blowers, Michael W. Casey, Anthony L. Dunnavant, David B. Eller, Philip G. A. Griffin-Allwood, Jean F. Hankins, David Edwin Harrell Jr., Nathan O. Hatch, L. Edward Hicks, Richard T. Hughes, Deryck W. Lovegrove, John L. Morrison, Russ Paden, Paul D. Phillips, William C. Ringenberg, Stephen Vaughn, Earl Irvin West, Mont Whitson, Glenn Michael Zuber.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I
46
The Sectional Origins of the Churches of Christ
69
The Apocalyptic Origins of Churches of Christ and
85
Origins
109
The Christian Movement and the Demand
121
The Agrarian Myth and the Disciples of Christ in
147
A Rational Voice Crying in an Emotional Wilderness
163
The Interracial Impact of Marshall Keeble
317
Hoosier Brethren and the Origins of
331
Mormons and Churches
348
A Study in Nineteenth
367
Labor and Capital
398
David Lipscomb and the Preferential Option for
435
Disciples of Christ Pacifism in NineteenthCentury
455
The Emergence of Civil
466

Campbells PostProtestantism and Civil Religion
177
Early Cincinnatis Unprecedented Spectacle
189
The Religious Thought and Practice of James A Garfield
219
The Religion of a Politician
234
Reagan and
248
James T Barclay and
271
Women Missionary
292
Who Speaks for the Christians? The Great War
481
The Sandemanians of
499
Contrasting Elements in the Thought
520
The Christian Connexion
544
The Boston Church of Christ
563
Contributors
575
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Michael W. Casey is professor the communication at Pepperdine University. He is the author of The Battle Over Hermeneutics in the Stone-Campbell Movement, 1800-1870 and Saddlebags, City Streets, and Cyberspace: A History of Preaching in the Churches of Christ.

Douglas A. Foster is associate professor of church history and director of the Center for Restoration Studies at Abilene Christian University. He is author of Will the Cycle Be Unbroken? Churches of Christ Face the Twenty-First Century and co-author of The Crux of the Matter: Crisis, Tradition, and the Future of Churches of Christ.


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