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Alexander Campbell (September 12, 1788 – March 4, 1866) Born in Ireland of Scottish bloodline, Campbell, together with his father Thomas, became the leading light of an 18th century movement to unite the Church and restore New Testament Christianity:

Address on War

Barton W. Stone (December 24, 1772 – November 9, 1844) Born in the United States, formerly an ordained Presbyterian minister, Stone left the denomination of his birth and later led his followers to join with those of Alexander Campbell to became the “Stone” half of the Stone-Campbell (Restoration) Movement:

Lecture on Matt. V. VI. and VII. Chapters. (65-68)

Tolbert Fanning (May 10, 1810 – May 3, 1874) A Restoration Movement preacher and educator in the American South, Fanning served as the editor of the Gospel Advocate magazine. His doctrinal views (particularly those on the Kingdom of God) had profound impact on influential Restoration minister David Lipscomb:


Moses E. Lard (October 29, 1818 – June 17, 1880) Lard was the editor of the eponymous Lard’s Quarterly, a Restoration Movement minister, and a personal aid to Alexander Campbell:

Should Christians Go to War? (225-244)

John William (J. W.McGarvey (March 1, 1829 – October 6, 1911) Famed Restoration Movement minister, and educator for nearly a century at the College of the Bible (now Lexington Seminary), McGarvey wrote on many topics, including higher criticism of the Bible and a well-known commentary on the book of Acts:

Shall Christians Go to War? (394-396)

H. Leo Boles (February 22, 1874 – February 7, 1946) Boles was a student of David Lipscomb, a longtime educator at Lipscomb University, a writer, and the last of the major figures in the Church of Christ tradition to advocate strongly against Christian participation in war:

The New Testament Teaching on War

Separation from Politics/Civil Government:

David Lipscomb  (January 21, 1831 – November 11, 1917) This prominent Restoration Movement minster and educator founded, together with James A. Harding, Nashville Bible School, now Lipscomb University. His Civil Government is the defining Restoration work on Christian separation from civil government and voting:

Civil Government

Benjamin Franklin (February 1, 1812 – October 22, 1878) Not to be confused with his Founding Father ancestor, Franklin was an author, editor of several Christian periodicals (including the notable American Christian Review), evangelist, and debater in the Restoration Movement tradition:

A Kingdom Not of this World

James A. Harding (March 16, 1848 – May 28, 1922) Co-founder of the Nashville Bible School (now Lipscomb University), Harding was an accomplished debater, evangelist, and educator in the Restoration Movement tradition.

The Kingdom of Christ vs the Kingdom of Satan


Head Coverings: 

An Exposition of I Corinthians 11:2-16: A thorough analysis of the (only) key text of Scripture which speaks about head coverings, by Bible College professor and Bible scholar Bruce Terry (Church of Christ).