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Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
(784 words)

1. Origin and Aims

1.1 The beginnings of the Disciples of Christ movement lay peculiarly in the time and space of America’s 19th-century frontier. There the nation provided the liberty, the frontier the opportunity, and the century the dream of apostolic purity. The first generation of the new nation seized religious liberty as though it were a challenge to be met with all the energy and creativity of which human imagination was capable. The 1820s and 1830s saw a host of experiments—millennial, utopian,…

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Gaustad, Edwin S., “Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 03 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_C468>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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