by Gary Holloway & Douglas A. Foster
Barton Stone, Thomas Campbell, and Alexander Campbell organized a nineteenth-century Christian renewal movement that later coalesced into three distinct church bodies in the United States: Churches of Christ, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and Christian Churches and Churches of Christ.
What is less known is that from these humble origins, the Stone-Campbell Movement has grown globally, now with churches in more than 199 countries. This book tells the story from the movement's beginnings all the way to its international expansion into Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.
Complete with a study guide and personal reflection questions, this book is ideal for longtime members, new members, and those unfamiliar with the Stone-Campbell heritage.
Gary Holloway serves as executive director of the World Convention of Churches of Christ in Nashville, Tennessee.
Douglas A. Foster is a professor of church history and director of the Center for Restoration Studies at Abilene Christian University.
"As the majority of adherents associated with Stone-Campbell churches lives outside North America today, we can no longer claim we know the movement's history by reading only about what happened in the U.S. and the U.K. This book fills the gap in our knowledge by providing helpful statistics, key figures, and stories in the worldwide development of the movement. It is written succinctly in a lingua fraca. As such, this book should be read globally as an important beginning for us to realize more of the connections we share, as well as to ponder on their implications."
--Yukikazo Obata, PhD candidate, School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary
"Over the last twenty-five years, we have been gaining a global picture of the Christian / Churches of Christ / Disciples of Christ family of churches. This book is an amazing and essential reference in understanding our presence and mission within the church and the world."
--Lyndsay Jacobs, past president and retired general secretary, World Convention Disciples of Christ
Dimensions (inches): 8.5 x 5.5
Weight (pounds): 0.55