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1788–1866, clergyman, cofounder with his father, Thomas Campbell, 1763–1854, of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Of Scottish lineage, both were born in Ireland and educated at the Univ. of Glasgow.
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sometimes called Campbellites, a Protestant religious body founded early in the 19th cent. in the United States. Its primary thesis is that the Bible alone should form the basis for faith and conduct, each individual interpreting the Bible
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Although this emphasis on the necessity of baptism has led some groups to accuse Campbellites of works righteousness, Stone-Campbell theologians have maintained that the entire salvific process is the result of an act of divine grace.
13) Holmes also points out that the Campbellites rejected important parts of Calvinism (58-59), and Worster describes the Campbells' theology more accurately as the "amalgamation of two quite contrary tendencies: Enlightenment rationalism, which denounced all tyranny over the individual human mind, and evangelical piety, or what we would now call fundamentalism" (Wealth 192).
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.
7) While Stoll does not consider Daniel's particular theological inheritance closely, he does claim that the "strongest similarity between Muir and his father is that each rejected an orthodox religion and preached the Gospel according to his own lights--for Daniel the Campbellite Gospel, for Muir the Gospel of Nature" ("God and John Muir" 73).
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.
There is frequent information on the Presbyterian Church, hymnology, Old versus New School Presbyterianism, the Westminster Catechism, and varieties of popular Christianity (such as Masons, Mormons, Campbellites, and revivalism) that is rarely discussed in relation to Twain's life and writing.
Churches dominated by southerners rejected non-Baptist immersions, reflecting the tension in the mid-South between Baptists and Campbellites.
Our Pedo-baptist and Campbellite neighbors are mooting the subject of baptism, and especially communion.
For one thing, the Campbellites disfavored the Baptist's confessions and missionary alliances, both of which they thought were unwarranted by Scripture.
Dillard animatedly opposed the Campbellite thought that was spreading through his region and splitting Baptist congregations and associations.
the Baptists and Campbellites changed "baptism" to "immersion"), some states sought to ban sectarian religious teachings.