Disciples History and Polity

Lon Oliver

August 3, 10, and 17, 2021

Rev. Dr. Lon Oliver, instructor

$30 registration fee, plus books

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Course Description

Sectarian reading groups such as the Sandemanians were creating lively conversations in Scotland and England even as Thomas Campbell became the minister of Ahorey Church in Ireland in 1798. Likewise, reformers such as James O’Kelly were influencing preachers in Virginia and New England at the same time Barton W. Stone became the regular supply preacher at the Cane Ridge and Concord congregations (1796) in Kentucky. This course will emphasize the theological and cultural landscape that inaugurated and informed the Stone-Campbell Movement. In addition, emphasis will be given to structure and polity of the movement from 1959 to the present. Attention will be given to those who have faced injustice and marginalization. We will also be given the opportunity to explore and critique past and current policies and procedures of the General and Regional Church.

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