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

The Story of Russell Errett's "Mrs. Partington" Caricature of David Lipscomb

Kippy Myers
Professor of Philosophy and of Bible
Freed Hardeman University
kmyers@fhu.edu

Abstract

Christian Standard editors Isaac and Russell Errett maintained a literary feud with Gospel Advocate editor David Lipscomb. In the late 1890s, while mission society leaders sought to establish a Tennessee branch, Lipscomb regularly criticized the society movement. Russell Errett, in turn, caricatured Lipscomb as an old woman attempting to sweep back ocean waves with a broom, a caricature widely known among Churches of Christ today. Their feud serves as a microhistory illuminating the complex factors that divided the Stone-Campbell Movement into two divergent groups by the end of the nineteenth century.

 
Join Now
Volume 24 Issue 2

Current Issue:
VOLUME 24, No. 2
Fall 2021

adultbays.com

naughtyblogxxx.com

wetpassions.com

bangbigass.com

 

 

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