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|Title: A Life of Alexander Campbell|
By: Douglas A. Foster
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2020
|Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)|
Series: Library of Religious Biography
Stock No: WW876331
The first critical biography of Alexander Campbell, one of the founders of the Stone-Campbell Movement
A Life of Alexander Campbell examines the core identity of a gifted and determined reformer to whom millions of Christians around the globe today owe much of their identitywhether they know it or not.
Douglas Foster assesses principal parts of Campbells life and thought to discover his significance for American Christianity and the worldwide movement that emerged from his work. He examines Campbells formation in Ireland, his creation and execution of a reform of Christianity beginning in America, and his despair at the destruction of his vision by the American Civil War. A Life of Alexander Campbell shows why this important but sometimes misunderstood and neglected figure belongs at the heart of the American religious story.
Table of Contents
Preface: Why a Biography of Alexander Campbell?
SECTION ONE: FORMATION
1: The Formation of Alexander Campbells Ireland
2: The Formation of Alexander Campbells Father
3: The Formation of the Mind of Alexander Campbell
SECTION TWO: CREATION
4: The Creation of a Career
5: The Creation of the Ancient Gospel and Order of Things
6: The Role of Christian Unity in Alexander Campbells Agenda
7: The Creation of a Better Bible
8: The Defender of Protestant Christianity
9: The Creation of Two Crucial Institutions
SECTION THREE: DEFENSE AND CONFLICT
10: The Rise of Anti-Campbellism
11: Bitter Clashes with Baptists
12: John Thomas and the Lunenburg Letter
13: Campbell versus the Mormons
14: Campbell versus the PresbyteriansAgain
15: The Clash with Walter Scott
16: Alexander Campbell and Barton W. Stone
17: The Ferguson-Fanning-Richardson Affair
SECTION FOUR: SURRENDER
18: Slavery: The Greatest Threat to the Movement
19: The Civil War and the Millennium
20: The Death of a Reformer
SECTION FIVE: LEGACY
21: The Shadow of Alexander Campbell