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

ISBN-10: 0875653057

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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 via D. Duane Cummins as "a artistic and skillful combination of historical past and very good literary writing skills." within the early Nineties, Cummins was once requested to help Ms. Wrather in revising her manuscript. Their interact makes up quantity one among Campbell's biography (TCU Press, 2005). quantity follows Campbell's existence from 1823-1830, years full of the hurricane of reviews within the pages of his profitable journal, The Christian Baptist, which gained combined hostility and aid in Baptist and Presbyterian groups. Wrather files 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 renowned politicians and rhetoricians. Wrather believed those years have been a very important bankruptcy in Campbell's existence, confirming his strength as a philosopher, speaker and author.

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This experience would serve him well one day, to help him win his place in a strange frontier civilization. Jane and Thomas Campbell were carefully guiding young Alexander’s feet in religious paths. And at last, it appeared, the boy was not finding the way tedious. 3. s “One of the Best Scholars in the Kingdom” I n 1804 Thomas Campbell again saw fit to move his family. , born May 1, 1802, and Archibald, born April 4, 1804. Thomas had proved to be no farmer. A mind attuned to whisperings of the Holy Spirit and engrossed with the beauties of Latin and Greek could not bring itself to a proper consideration of the time to plant potatoes and sow grain.

His eldest son was ten years old before the culmination of the Rebellion of 1798 brought even a semblance of peace to Ulster. Perhaps there was symbolic fitness in the fact that Alexander Campbell, who one day in a new land would be dubbed a revolutionary come to turn “the world upside down,” should have been born to revolution and have lived out his childhood in a period of Ireland’s history certain to awaken a spirited, adventurous boy to his own dreams of rebellion and liberty. Some three years before his birth, the long-festering unrest had begun to break out in open violence.

But the government, notified by informers, completely destroyed the machinery of the a son is born organization, arresting its leaders and raiding the depots of arms. The insurrection amounted to little more than isolated local risings, foredoomed to failure. Theobald Wolfe Tone, sentenced to be hanged, died by his own hand. Unsuccessful in their attempt to secure temporal blessings, Thomas Campbell’s churchmen were ready to give heed again to the voice of the Lord. And a minister whose conscience had proved to be on the winning side was in especial favor.

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