The 8th volume of the Christian Messenger destroys the notion that Barton W. Stone was some softy who just wanted to get along (like some pseudo-scholars seem to imply). In this volume, he calls out the lies and misrepresentations of Christians by Baptist (and other denominations) periodicals. He doubles down on his criticisms of Thomas Campbell’s views on Jesus’ death. And he answers other readers who oppose the union of “Christians” and “Reformers” (i.e., working with Alexander Campbell and those associated with him).
Not to be outdone, co-Editor John T. Johnson calls out Baptist lies about his one and only public debate, and a back-and-forth between the combatants lays out both sides.
Add to this articles (including a series on when Revelation was written) and reports from Jacob Creath Jr., Walter Scott, Raccoon John Smith, David S. Burnett, John Rogers, Levi Purviance (who apologized for declaring a preacher dead in Vol. 7), and others, and you have another great volume of this classic journal!
This new edition has been enlarged (bigger pages, bigger font) and reformatted (in other words, it isn’t a photocopy reproduction like all the ones before) to give your eyes a much better reading experience.
Researchers can rejoice because this edition follows the same pagination as the original, making it easy to use as a source in research papers and articles.
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