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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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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." Miller, John Muir: Life and Work, 64-81.
He provides too simplistic an understanding of the division between Disciples and the Churches of Christ (describing the latter too easily as "Stoneites" rather than "Campbellites"), and this oversimplification spills over into his treatment of Restorationists and their anti-internationalist arguments.
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.
Larger currents of this opposition gave voice to a counter movement of exporters and prophets, some of whom helped to create denominations, such as the Millerites and the Campbellites; other anti-evangelical dissenters, such as the Mormons, launched separate religious movements altogether.
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.
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.
Satirical references to old-time revivalism appear elsewhere in Twain's work, as when the King in Huckleberry Finn becomes a revivalist at a camp-meeting similar to those associated in antebellum times with such groups as the "New York Perfectionists," the "Millerites," and the "Campbellites." Twain often poked fun at this sort of revivalism, as in the brief autobiographical note recorded in his youth: "Campbellite revival.
Alexander Campbell and his followers, often called Campbellites, formed the Disciples of Christ.
Just in the two chapters dedicated to his ecclesiology, one can see interactions with and reactions against Romanists (also referred to as papists), Presbyterians, Campbellites, the Salvation Army, and the Society of Friends.