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The Myth of the Stone-Campbell Movement

By Jim Cook
  • ISBN Code: : 1498595626
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 198
  • Category : History
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This study analyzes Barton Stone and Alexander Campbell. It brings new evidence to the debate regarding their influence on the branches of Christianity that emerged from Stone-Campbell Movement and argues that Stone wasn’t a viable leader in his own movement.

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Death by drowning or being burned at the stake. In the days of the Reformation, many Christians suffered this horrible fate. What was their crime? Simply being baptised, immersed into Christ as believing adults. Why did they endure death? They preferred death to compromising their faith. Today we are beneficiaries of the stand they took and the spiritual heritage they passed on. Thank God that after 150 years of these killing times a more enlightened age came in. This was the age of religious discussion and discovery as men sought the truth in religion. It was not easy to go against over 1500 years of human tradition. Where was truth to be found? In that which existed from the days of the apostles, the Word of God. Their spiritual quest also blesses our lives if we are but willing to listen. A further 100 years would elapse before Restoration principles produced fruit. Again, we are blessed with the fruit of their labours. However, every generation has to decide what to believe and why. That challenge remains and it is a challenge that confronts each one of us: What are we going do about it?

End of the Line

By Don McIver
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 1459702247
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : History
  • Members : 800
  • Pdf File: end-of-the-line.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In 1857 a Toronto-to-Hamilton train crashed on the Desjardins Canal bridge. Sixty people died, making it one of the worst railway disasters in North America. These are the stories of those associated with the bridge's construction and those who perished in the accident, capturing the ebullient economic confidence of pre-Confederation Canada.

Restoration Appreciation

By John C. Nugent
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1666795658
  • Total of Pages : 148
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 360
  • Pdf File: restoration-appreciation.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Restoration Movement is one of the largest Christian traditions indigenous to the United States--boasting nearly four million adherents. Over the last century, however, it has suffered internal division, isolationism, declining institutions, and widespread ignorance of its own roots. The dynamism and solidarity that once typified our churches appears to be fading, which has many asking if the Restoration Movement has lost all momentum. Yet Jesus prayed for Christian unity and tied such unity to the world's belief (John 17). Only a united church will convince unbelievers that God sent Jesus as his ultimate expression of love for them. This prayer propelled the early Movement into action and may do so again today. This highly accessible book invites restorationists to rise above the partisanship of our day, rally around our core commitments, and lead out in our strengths. It informs readers about the modest origins, unique resources, and current challenges facing our churches. It fosters stimulating conversations about mission, race, creeds, Scripture, education, unity, humility, and relevance. If it's time for you, your congregation, or your students to encounter or recover their restoration roots, then this book is for you!

DNA of Churches of Christ

By Graham Carslake
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1499022840
  • Total of Pages : 104
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 517
  • Pdf File: dna-of-churches-of-christ.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Who do we say we are? Who do you say we are? Some longtime members are concerned that we are losing our form and shape (identity or DNA) and distinctiveness as Churches of Christ. New members like you want to know who we are and what do we stand for as a church in today’s world. What will our children know about our heritage of faith? A church’s identity must be firmly rooted in scripture, particularly the New Testament, and yet be flexible enough to adapt to the local culture and the shifting demands of local mission. The early church learned what it meant to be faithful in Jerusalem, Antioch, and in Rome. Our pioneers of faith on the frontier expansion in America had to rethink denominational authority and what it meant to restore the life of the New Testament church. Today we wrestle with what it means to become a missional church in a pluralistic world? In a postmodern setting, how do we form new communities of faith?

The Muslim Resurgence in Ghana Since 1950

By Nathan Samwini
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  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Book Code : 9783825889913
  • Total of Pages : 342
  • Category : History
  • Members : 106
  • Pdf File: the-muslim-resurgence-in-ghana-since-1950.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The findings of this study reveal how in an attempt to better the wellbeing of Muslim communities in Ghana, the Muslim resurgence was inevitable. In the course of this resurgence, doctrinal differences between various groups produced protracted intra-Muslim conflicts in Ghana from 1950-2000.