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A HISTORY

OF

THE DISCIPLES OF CHRIST

THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS

THE UNITED BRETHREN IN CHRIST

AND

THE EVANGELICAL ASSOCIATION

BY

B. B. TYLER, D. D.
PROFESSOR A. C. THOMAS, M. A.

R. H. THOMAS, M. D.
D. BERGER, D.D.

AND
REV. S. P. SPRENG

AND
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN CHURCH

HISTORY

BY

SAMUEL MACAULEY JACKSON, D.D.,.LL. D.

Hew York
Charles Scribner's Sons

MDCCCC

BR
515
.A5
vila
1900
247266

Copyright, 1894,
BY THE CHRISTIAN LITERATURE COMPANY

1

CONTENTS.

PAGE

CHAP. I.-INTRODUCTION: THE MORAL AND SPIRITUAL CONDI.

TION OF THE PEOPLE.—Testimony of General Assembly.—Effect

of Revolutionary War.–Testimony of Dr. Armitage.—Material

Condition of the People

CHAP. II.—THE GREAT REVIVAL.-Origin of Revival. —Cane Ridge.

-Immediate Results. — Evangelizing Agencies. — Increase in

Church-membership

CHAP. III.-CONTENTION AND Division.—Doctrinal Controversy. —

Organization of the Springfield Presbytery.— The Last Will and

Testament.--Similar Movements.-Success of Stone's Work.-Im-

mersion Introduced...

CHAP. IV.-PREPARATORY EVENTS IN EUROPE.-Conversion of

Thomas Campbell.—John Wesley's Work.—Burghers and Anti-

Burghers.-Alexander Campbell as a Reformer.—The Haldanes. 34

CHAP. V.—THE CAMPBELLS IN AMERICA.—The Heresy Trial. —

Thomas Campbell's Defense.—Propositions of the Christian Asso-

ciation.—The Practical Question ......

44

CHAP. VI.-CONNECTION WITH THE Baptists.—Peace Desired. —

The Question of Baptism.—The Nature of Faith.—Position of the

Brush Run Church.-Sermon on the Law.-Circular Letter.—Dis.

solution of Mahoning Association.

57

CHAP. VII.—THE PROBLEM OF CHRISTIAN UNION.-Reformers

and Christians.—The Language of Inspiration.—An Agreement

Reached.—The Problem of Union.—Proposition of the Bishops.-

Reply to the Proposition.— The Proposition Hailed with Gladness.

-The Basis of Union.—Christian Fellowship.—Practical Ques-

tions.-Willing to Confer.-Desire for Union.—Plans Proposed. —

The True Basis

72

CHAP. VIII.—THE CREED QUESTION.—Articles of Belief.—Statement

of Faith.—The Bible Only.--Divine Test of Orthodoxy.--The

Authority of Christ.–Creeds and Spiritual Development.—Heretics

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CHAP. VI.-PERIOD OF REORGANIZATION-FURTHER PROGRESS.-

Lucretia Mott.—Educational Institutions.—The Hicksite Body.-

The Orthodox.-Friends and Slavery.—John Greenleaf Whittier.

-The Civil War.-Friends and the Indians.-The Modocs.-

Philanthropic Efforts.—Haverford College ....

273

CHAP. VII.--LATER YEARS.-Causes of Declension.-Reawakening.

-Conference of 1887.-Conference of 1892.-Foreign Missions... 297

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