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Robert Richardson on the Holy Spirit: Balance between Rationalism and Spiritualism

Steve Singleton
Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary
Fort Worth, Texas

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Abstract

Robert Richardson (1806-1876) urged Christians to understand spirituality as the mean between emotionalism and rationalism. This forced him into a debate concerning the Holy Spirit, first with Tolbert Fanning, and then briefly with Alexander Campbell himself. Richardson’s call still resonates: devotion must go deeper than external conformity while avoiding spiritualism’s excesses.

 
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