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.