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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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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I have no doubt you are in the "state of grace," enjoying the divine light, life and love of God and neighbor, like my Baptist father, my Methodist grandfather, my Campbellite (Christian Church) grandmother, and my other, Quaker, grandfather.
Graves stressed that the transferee remains in limbo until joining another Baptist church, and that "[i]f he joins a Pedobaptist or Campbellite society he is still a member of the [Baptist] church from which he received his letter, and is worthy of exclusion for a renunciation of the faith and order of that church." According to Graves, there was no amnesty for traitors.
Influenced by a Campbellite minister, Sidney Rigdon, Isaac and Lucy Morley had sought to emulate the primitive Christian church's communalism as described in the biblical book of Acts.
This is the egalitarian revelation and baptism that Muir found in the Sierra, and it confirmed his Campbellite tendency to reject creeds and dogmatic human traditions.
What critics of the Free Church tradition fail to recognize is that, like everyone else, the most thoughtful Free Church thinkers (the ones who should be engaged in serious scholarly work) have long since repented of and renounced a dismissive stance toward the Christian tradition and the ancient creeds of the church (e.g., Anabaptist scholars John Yoder and Alan Kreider, and Campbellite scholars Paul Blowers and Fred Norris).
See useful discussion of Campbellite millennialism in Richard Hughes and Leonard Allen, Illusions of Innocence: Protestant Primitivism, 1630-1875 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988), 108-110.
Mencken and Sinclair Lewis] will concede." Almost everything that Lindsay attempted, in fact, was related in some way to the spiritual quest that began with his Campbellite ancestors, those disciples of Christ who on the American frontier split from the more ceremonial Presbyterian church to profess a reformed faith of even greater conformity to the origins of Christ's church.
illusion) something of the old strong harsh Campbellite blood which
Muir abandoned his father's Campbellite Baptist faith for what he described as `baptism in Nature's warm heart ...
Many of the early leaders continued to hold the views of the Jews that they brought with them from their previous Christian affiliations, and Epperson divides the early leadership into two distinct camps with Smith, Hyde, and Brigham Young, the second leader of the church, in one camp and Sidney Rigdon, a Campbellite minister before his conversion to Mormonism, Oliver Cowdery, a teacher and editor of Mormon publications, and Orson Pratt in the other.
She recalled an incident involving her brother, a Campbellite preacher in the east, who refused to accept Saturday as the true Sabbath.
After Alexander Campbell joined the ABU several Campbellite churches also donated.