Distant Voices: Discovering a Forgotten Past for a Changing Church

Distant Voices Discovering a Forgotten Past for a Changing Church Churches of Christ are now in a time when the dominant voices of the twentieth century tradition are being questioned gently by some sharply by others In a time of questioning it helps to hear some

  • Title: Distant Voices: Discovering a Forgotten Past for a Changing Church
  • Author: C. Leonard Allen
  • ISBN: 9780891121541
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Paperback
  • Churches of Christ are now in a time when the dominant voices of the twentieth century tradition are being questioned gently by some, sharply by others In a time of questioning, it helps to hear some of the distant voices those who once occupied a significant place in the heritage but who have been remembered selectively or not at all This book is an exerciseChurches of Christ are now in a time when the dominant voices of the twentieth century tradition are being questioned gently by some, sharply by others In a time of questioning, it helps to hear some of the distant voices those who once occupied a significant place in the heritage but who have been remembered selectively or not at all This book is an exercise in remembering It listens to some of the forgotten voices voices like Baron Stone, Nancy Cram, Alexander Campbell, Robert Richardson, Benjamin Franklin, David Lipscomb, Burke Hinsdale, Silena Holman, T.B Lari, James A Harding, K.C Moser, G.C Brewer and others These distant voices invite the reader to pull up a chair and listen in on the lively conversations out of which the heritage of Churches of Christ took shape By listening in one will discover a heritage that is broader, richer and diverse than previously imagined In the process one will also catch bright glints of time tarnished ideals, and find unexpected resources for today.

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    1. There is much wisdom to be found in the stories of our spiritual ancestors. As a church historian, I may be expected to say that, but it is true. We are the product in some sense of the traditions that have been handed down to us. "Distant Voices" was written by a Churches of Christ historian and theologian who understands the value of biography. I had the opportunity to hear Leonard Allen speak in the fall of this year (2015) about some of the contributors to our collected stories. While I am a [...]


    2. I initially thought this book would highlight marginalized voices within Churches of Christ, but a more accurate description is that it recalls the since-marginalized views of otherwise still-prominent Stone-Campbell voices. There are no African American voices at all, which is a huge oversight, although there are two women represented, as well as an insightful discussion of several doctrines held by Barton Stone, David Lipscomb and others that would be considered digressive by the mid-century g [...]


    3. This was a fun, eyeopening read. I suspect that anyone who investigates this book and the sources utilized by Allen with be surprised by the shaping of a "hidden history" within Stone-Campbell theology.


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