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Educating the Christian: Alexander Campbell's Pattern for Developing the Christian Character

Richard J. Cherok
Professor of Church History
Cincinnati Christian University

James Riley Estep, Jr.
Dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies
Lincoln Christian University


Campbell is regarded not only as a reformer of the church but also as an educational innovator. He is frequently recognized as an educator in the advancement of higher education and public education, but what about his ideas regarding Christian education and spiritual development? This article explores Campbell's approach to educating the Christian by not only identifying his educational agenda but also speculating as to his rationale for his educational expectations. The viability of his approach to Christian education is then assessed in regard to our contemporary setting.

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VOLUME 25, No. 2
Fall 2022



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