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Transforming History: The Origins of the Stone-Campbell Movement in Victoria, Australia

Handasyde, Kerrie (2014) Transforming History: The Origins of the Stone-Campbell Movement in Victoria, Australia. Stone-Campbell Journal, 17 (1). pp. 3-18. ISSN 1097-6566

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Abstract

In the early history of the pioneer congregation in Victoria, Australia, the austerity of primitivist British Churches of Christ under the control of elders was challenged by the theater of later nineteenth-century evangelism under the sway of American evangelists. This article seeks to understand how the early history of Churches of Christ has been written, taking into account the ecclesiological tensions around elders and evangelists. In the light of current expressions of the movement’s purpose, this article seeks to reframe the narrative into a history that speaks meaningfully into the present.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Churches of Christ Historiography Evangelism Ecclesiology
Fields of Research: 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950406 Religious Traditions (excl. Structures and Rituals)
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: C - Church History
College/Association with University of Divinity: STC: Stirling Theological College
Depositing User: Ms Kerrie Handasyde
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2014 04:52
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2016 04:50
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1523

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