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Thomas Campbell and the Westminster Confession of Faith

David John Ford
Ph.D. student
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
zdford1@tiu.edu

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Abstract

Although Thomas Campbell’s roots in the Reformed tradition are widely acknowledged by Stone-Campbell historians, the influence of the Westminster Confession of Faith on Campbell’s Declaration & Address is rarely discussed. This essay seeks to address that oversight by surveying the SCM historiography, revisiting Campbell’s background to consider ties to the Reformed faith, and examining the language used in both documents in a comparative analysis.

 
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