Stone-Campbell Journal Conference
Stone Campbell Scholars Community
Stone Campbell International

From Burning to Blessing: Baptist Reception of Alexander Campbell's New Translation

James L. Gorman
Lecturer in History
Johnson University
james.gorman1@gmail.com

Please Login to access this article.

Abstract

Alexander Campbell considered his work on his new translation, The Sacred Writings of the Apostles and Evangelists of Jesus Christ (1826) to be "the most valuable service we have rendered this generation." Relying on periodicals, minutes, and other germane sources, this paper narrates Baptist responses to Campbell's translation and Campbell's retorts. Responses often focused on the translation's content and features, but this article argues that the turbulent Campbell-Baptist context played as decisive a role in directing Baptist reception as the content of the translation.

 
Join Now
Volume 21 Issue 2

Current Issue:
VOLUME 21, No. 2
Fall 2018

William R. Baker
SCJ Editor 

James Sedlacek
Review Coordinator

Betsy Chastain
Conference Registration & Subscription Manager
(513) 284-5835

Joni Sullivan Baker
Director of Development and Communications

Jeff Painter
Advertising Manager