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The History of the Stone-Campbell Movement in Iowa

Jason Zaiger
Exira, Iowa

John Young
Associate Professor of History
Turner School of Theology
Amridge University


The history of the Stone-Campbell Movement in Iowa, especially that of the Disciples of Christ, has been chronicled previously in a few instances; yet there is room for a more up-to-date overview. Accordingly, this article outlines the movement’s origins in the state before spotlighting the role that Iowa’s institutions of higher education have played and closing with a short discussion of the state’s most notable contribution to the wider history of the movement: the twentieth-century reform effort known as the "Ottumwa Brethren."

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Spring 2023



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