a few links

I’m back for the moment.

Recent discussion on the Stone-Campbell e-mail listserv has pointed me to John Hardin’s recently completed Auburn Ph.D. dissertation on B.C. Goodpasture, directed by the estimable Ed Harrell.  The dissertation, titled Common Cause: B.C. Goodpasture, the Gospel Advocate, and Churches of Christ in the Twentieth Century, was completed earlier this year and looks to be a good analysis (as good as any) of the power dynamics at work in the Churches of Christ in the middle of the twentieth century and the ways in which that power was used to marginalize and neutralize dissent.  I’m only a little ways in, so I don’t have extensive comments just yet.  Hopefully time will allow that in the next couple of weeks.

Second, I’m a little late to this, but Kyle Colvett does a nice job analyzing anti-Catholic sentiment in the history of Churches of Christ.

Lastly, Fr. Tobias gets so many things right here.

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2 responses to “a few links

  1. Thanks for these great links.
    I enjoyed it.
    I will be reaidng your blog regularly.
    Keep up the great work brother.

  2. Thanks for the links. The Goodpasture bio was so good, that I stayed up past midnight to start it and finished it this morning. It was unbiased and yet revealing, especially regarding how denominational concepts that existed in embryonic form in the 1920’s and 30’s mushroomed in the 1950’s and 1960’s while he was at the peak of his power as editor/bishop of the Advocate. I was impacted with how much praise was constantly heaped upon Goodpasture during his lifetime. He must have been sincere in trying to save by hook or crook what in his mind was the church of Christ, but which was in reality just another developing denomination.

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