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By Eva Jean Wrather, Visit Amazon's D. Duane Cummins Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, D. Duane Cummins,

Eva Jean Wrather committed seventy years to writing an 800,000-word biography of Alexander Campbell, founding father of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a huge literary biography defined by means of D. Duane Cummins as "a inventive and skillful mix of heritage and fabulous literary writing skills." within the early Nineteen Nineties, Cummins was once requested to help Ms. Wrather in revising her manuscript. Their interact makes up quantity one in every of Campbell's biography (TCU Press, 2005). quantity follows Campbell's existence from 1823-1830, years jam-packed with the hurricane of critiques within the pages of his winning journal, The Christian Baptist, which gained combined hostility and help in Baptist and Presbyterian groups. Wrather documents Campbell's event as a flesh presser and delegate to the Virginia Constitutional conference in 1829, the place Campbell brushed shoulders with a few of America's most famed politicians and rhetoricians. Wrather believed those years have been a very important bankruptcy in Campbell's lifestyles, confirming his strength as a philosopher, speaker and author.

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Wherever games were the roughest and mischief most rampant, there the son of the village pastor was likely to be found, the ringleader of the fun; and if the fun called for being truant from school and cheating a little on his lessons to fool the teacher, he did not hesitate. Nor would Alexander Campbell, the man, ever assume any hypocritical regret for his boyhood deficiencies or escapades. On the contrary, he once animated a magazine preface with nostalgic recollection of his youthful reluctance to study, frankly acknowledging: “I then regarded .

The old associate college was the theological school of the anti-burgher branch of the seceder church. Thomas Campbell enrolled in the seminary in 1792. Below: Thomas Campbell studied to become a seceder Presbyterian minister under the tutelage of Archibald Bruce, who held the Doctor of Divinity degree. The photo is of the home of Dr. Bruce where Thomas Campbell studied. Top: Hamilton’s Bawn: The home of Mr. Gillis. A probationer preacher, Thomas moved his family to Markethill where seven-year-old Alexander was sent to ele mentary school.

He knew that, 35 36 Alexander Campbell: Adventurer in Fr e e d o m somehow, one item of his creed did not comport with the loving God and the merciful son whom he heard preached from his father’s pulpit. Still, despite a command of Paradise Lost and a judgment on the dogma of infant damnation, the boy was not yet lost in the scholar or the incipient religious thinker. To come off victorious in a battle of snowballs, to win from the farmers themselves the championship in sowing grain—such things remained pleasant indeed.

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