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How Barton Stone Led Me to Christ Anew: An Autobiographical Essay

Richard T. Hughes
Senior Fellow, Ernest L. Boyer Center
Distinguished Professor of Religion
Messiah College

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This essay explores the author’s encounter with the biblical vision of the kingdom of God as embodied in the sixteenth-century Anabaptist movement; how he later discovered that same vision in his own tradition, the Churches of Christ (a cappella); and how that discovery reclaimed him for the Stone-Campbell tradition, converted him anew to the gospel of Christ, and shaped his published history of the Churches of Christ, Reviving the Ancient Faith: The Story of Churches of Christ in America.

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