Reviving the Ancient Faith : The Story of Churches of Christ in America

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1996-01-01
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co
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This pathbreaking book by Richard T. Hughes chronicles the history of Churches of Christ in America from their inception in the early nineteenth century to the 1990s, taking full account of the complexity of their origins, the mainstream of their heritage for almost two hundred years, and their voices of protest and dissent, especially in the twentieth century.

Author Biography

Richard T. Hughes is Distinguished Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Character of Churches of Christp. 1
The Enduring Influence of Alexander Campbell's Christian Baptistp. 21
The True Church and the Hard Style: Radicalizing Alexander Campbell (Part I)p. 47
The True Church and the Hard Style: Radicalizing Alexander Campbell (Part II)p. 64
The Apocalyptic Outlook of Barton W. Stonep. 92
The Apocalyptic Tradition of Churches of Christp. 117
A Shifting Worldview: The Premillennial Controversyp. 137
Grace, Law, and the Fighting Stylep. 168
Resisting the Fighting Style: From Primitivism to Modernizationp. 190
The Fight over Modernizationp. 217
Understanding the 1960s: The Fundamentalist Connection and the Defense of Christian (Protestant) Americap. 254
Blacks and Whites: The Struggle for Social Justice in the 1960sp. 270
Fragmentation: Left and Rightp. 307
Conclusion: Renewal and Reformp. 352
Notesp. 386
Indexp. 435
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