The Stone-Campbell Movement was a nineteenth-century movement that sought to unify Christians under one body and return to apostolic Christianity. Its focus was to disassociate from denominationalism and restore primitive Christianity. Its two prominent leaders, Barton W. Stone and Thomas Campbell originally started the restoration movements independently, but united their vision in 1832. While the Restoration Movement has divided over the years, its history remains significant. This volume is possibly the best reference book ever written on the American Restoration Movement.
In the Logos edition, The Stone-Campbell Movement is completely searchable—Scripture passages appear on mouse-over and link to your original-language texts and English translations. This makes these volumes more powerful and easier to access than ever before. Search by topic or Scripture reference—finding, for example, every mention of “unity” or “Matthew 22:37–40.”
No one can match Leroy Garrett’s intimate knowledge of our movement’s three major branches gained through years of study and personal experience. No one interested in our history and current status can afford to miss this important work.
—Douglas A. Foster, associate professor of church history, Abilene Christian University
This substantially revised edition of Leroy Garrett’s anecdotal history has bettered the first edition, which I would have thought difficult to do. This anecdotal history is written in an easy-to-read style and its vision of history is very well balanced. . . . This new edition is a marvelous contribution and a necessary addition to the body of knowledge about the heritage of the Stone-Campbell Movement.
—David McWhirter, director of library and archives, Disciples of Christ Historical Society
Leroy Garrett is a thoughtful and thought-provoking scholar. This book is a penetrating treatment of an increasingly complex development. Probably no one will agree with everything he has to say. But everyone can profit from his critiques, his challenges, and his insights.
—James North, professor of church history, Cincinnati Bible College and Seminary
Leroy Garrett taught as a professor of philosophy, history, and religion at Bethany College, Texas Woman’s University, and Dallas Christian College. He was the editor of Restoration Review for 34 years and Bible Talk for six years.