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n.1.(Eccl.) A member of the denomination called Christians or Disciples of Christ. They themselves repudiate the term Campbellite as a nickname. See Christian, 3.
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Many Baptists balked at supporting a project that included Campbellites, their arch-competitors of the frontier.
Indeed, a prominent church historian recently suggested that current tensions within the American Southern Baptists reflect that group's contact with Stone-Campbell sacramentalism many generations ago--that the Campbellites injected a sacramental virus into the Baptists for which they have not yet developed an immunity
Campbellites could not even submerge their differences over instrumental music in church, and Gary North was still squabbling with his father-in-law's more hard-core followers over what the blood of the lamb really was.
God and John Muir: A Psychological Interpretation of John Muir's Journey from the Campbellites to the 'Range of Light.
But while the Saintly designation set the members of the church led by the Mormon prophet apart from the Campbellites whose institutional form of restored Christianity was likewise known as the Church of Christ, many Saints thought it was not sufficiently distinctive.
He was abrasive, if not controversial, throughout his newspaper career, writing against alcohol and tobacco in a frontier town, and displaying intolerance toward Catholics, Baptists and Campbellites.
The church formed a connection with an association of Baptist churches, but after a decade disagreements between the two groups began to arise because of the liberal views of the Campbellites.
But, if the person had been baptized with the intent to profess an existing faith, and therefore a previous regeneration, then baptism should not be re-administered, even though the original baptism was administered by the Campbellites for the purpose of regeneration.
At the same time, voluntaryism rein organized religion in the early national period, with explosive growth among Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians, the upstart Campbellites, and others.
Alexander Campbell and his followers, often called Campbellites, formed the Disciples of Christ.
Chapter six is about Landmarkism, and chapter seven is about other controversies, including the Down Grade Controversy in England and the controversies concerning the Campbellites and concerning liberalism and fundamentalism in the United States.