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To Learn More about the Stone-Campbell Movement

A Bibliography

To learn more about the Stone-Campbell Movement, consult the following books, websites, and videos:

Books

Baxter, William. Life of Elder Walter Scott. Cincinnati: Bosworth, Chase and Hall, 1874.
A biography of Walter Scott, a friend and contemporary of Alexander Campbell who was an effective evangelist during the early period of the Stone-Campbell Movement. He developed a formula for the "plan of salvation" that became know as the "five-finger exercise."

Campbell, Alexander. The Millennial Harbinger. 1830-1870.
An early Stone-Campbell Movement journal began by Alexander Campbell which was devoted to Christian unity and the teaching of correct doctrines and practices in order for Christianity to triumph over the whole world.

Cochran, Louis. The Fool of God: A Novel Based on the Life of Alexander Campbell. New York: Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, 1958.
Portrays the life of Alexander Campbell, a founding father of the Stone-Campbell Movement, as a work of fiction, but in its essentials it portrays the facts of his life.

Dowling, Enos E. Hymn and Gospel Song Books of the Restoration Movement: A Bibliography. 2nd ed. Lincoln, IL: Lincoln Christian College and Seminary, 1988.
A bibliography of Hymns and Gospel Song Books of the Stone-Campbell Movement. Most of the hymnals listed are located in the Jessie C. Eury Library of Lincoln Christian University.

Garrett, Leroy. The Stone-Campbell Movement: The Story of the American Restoration Movement. Joplin: College Press, 1992.
A history of the Stone-Campbell Movement including the history of each of the three branches of the movement: Churches of Christ, Christian Churches / Churches of Christ, and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Gerrard, William A. A Biographical Study of Walter Scott: American Frontier Evangelist. Joplin: College Press, 1992.
A biography of Walter Scott, who was a friend and contemporary of Alexander Campbell and an effective evangelist during the early period of the Stone-Campbell Movement. The book seeks to deal with not just the history of the man but with the mind of the man.

Hanson, Kenneth C. The Hymnology and Hymnals of the Restoration Movement. Unpublished B.D. Thesis, School of Religion, Butler University, 1951.
A history of hymnology and hymnals of the Stone-Campbell Movement broken down into three parts: early historical background; the hymnals and the Stone-Campbell Movement authors, musicians, and hymn stories; and evaluation.

Haynes, Nathaniel S. History of the Disciples of Christ in Illinois, 1919-1914. Cincinnati: Standard Publishing Co., 1915.
A history of the Stone-Campbell Movement in Illinois with special attention given to individual churches, divided by counties, and the biographies of those who served in them.

Lamar, J. S. Memoirs of Isaac Errett (2 vols). Cincinnati: Standard Publishing, 1893.
A biography of Isaac Errett, an early leader in the Stone-Campbell Movement and the first editor of the highly influential journal the Christian Standard.

Neth, John W. Walter Scott Speaks. Milligan College, TN: Emmanuel School of Religion, 1967.
A study of the theology of Walter Scott, who was a friend and contemporary of Alexander Campbell and an effective evangelist during the early period of the Stone-Campbell Movement. The book includes a short chronology of his life and a bibliography of his literary works.

Purviance, Levi, ed. The Biography of Elder David Purviance. . .with a Historical Sketch of the Great Kentucky Revival. Dayton, OH: B.F. and G.W. Ells, 1848.
A biography of David Purviance, an early leader in the Stone Campbell Movement. The book also includes editorial footnotes by the publisher, recollections of John Rogers, an historical account of the Newlight Church and Marshall and Thompson's return to the Presbyterians.

Richardson, Robert. Memoirs of Alexander Campbell, 2 vols. Philadelphia: J. Lippincott, 1868, 1870; Nashville: Gospel Advocate Co., 1956.
A biography of Alexander Campbell, a founding father of the Stone-Campbell Movement known for his "Sermon on the Law," his five national debates, starting the highly influential journal The Millennial Harbinger, and founding Bethany College. The book is written by Campbell's friend and colleague Robert Richardson.

Rogers, John. The Biography of Barton W. Stone. Cincinnati: J.A. and U.P. James, 1847.
A biography of Barton W. Stone, a founding father of the Stone-Campbell Movement who is known for the Cane Ridge revival, forming the Springfield Presbytery, and starting the highly influential journal Christian Messenger.

Rogers, John, ed. The Biography of Elder J. T. Johnson. Cincinnati: author, 1861.
A biography of J. T. Johnson, who is referred to in the book as "the Evangelist of the Reformation of the nineteenth century."

Smith, Elias. The Life, Conversion, Preaching, Travels, and Sufferings of Elias Smith. Portsmouth, NH: Beck and Foster, 1816.
An autobiography of Elias Smith, an early leader in the Stone-Campbell Movement who started the highly influential journal Herald of Gospel Liberty.

Webb, Henry E. In Search of Christian Unity: A History of the Restoration Movement. Cincinnati, OH: Standard Publishing, 1990.
A comprehensive history of the Stone-Campbell Movement which records the efforts of the Stone-Campbell Movement to achieve Christian unity from its early days to the present. It provides both a history of what has been and an analysis of where the movement stands today.


Websites

Restoration Movement Pages - by Dr. Hans Rollmann
http://www.mun.ca/rels/restmov/
This Web site features historical texts, pictures, resources for historical research and links to other relevant pages dealing with the Stone-Campbell Movement. It seeks to accommodate the historical heritage of the several distinct religious groups that have come out of the Stone-Campbell Movement.

Disciples of Christ Historical Society - Official Website
http://www.discipleshistory.org
The Historical Society's mission is to gather, preserve and make available the large trove of materials relating to various early 19th century reform groups stemming from the work of Thomas and Alexander Campbell, Barton Stone and other religious pioneers. The Historical Society contains the largest collection of materials of the Stone-Campbell Movement in the world and one of the most significant religious collection in American Protestantism.

Center for Restoration Movement Studies - Abilene Christian University
http://www.bible.acu.edu/crs/ The Center is a repository of books, archival materials and artifacts connected with the Stone-Campbell Movement with a chief focus of the Churches of Christ. Some of their collection is available to be viewed online.


Videos

Like Fire in Dry Stubble: The Life of Barton W. Stone. Gospel Advocate Company, 1992.
Explores the life of Barton W. Stone, a founding father of the Stone-Campbell Movement who is known for the Cane Ridge revival, forming the Springfield Presbytery, and starting the highly influential journal Christian Messenger.

The New Testament Church. . .To Be Continued. C.T.M. Inc., n.d.
Examines the Stone-Campbell Movement and why people within the movement want to be known as Christians only.

Our Restoration Vision. College Press Video, n.d.
Gives four lessons on the Stone-Campbell movement which covers the topics of the beginnings of the Stone-Campbell Movement, the meaning of restoration, the division of the Stone-Campbell Movement, and the continuing restoration.

Wrestling with God. Stone-Campbell Film Project: A Journey Production, 1990.
A movie based on the life of Alexander Campbell, a founding father of the Stone-Campbell Movement known for his "Sermon on the Law," his five national debates, starting the highly influential journal The Millennial Harbinger, and founding Bethany College.

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