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Campbell, Alexander
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(Sep 12, 1788, Near Ballymena, Ireland – Mar 4, 1866, Bethany, WV) was one of the founders of the 19th-century American Restoration Movement that gave birth to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Christian Church/Churches of Christ (Independent), and the Churches of Christ. While studying at the University of Glasgow, Campbell had stood under the influence of the primitivist teachings of J. and R. Haldane. He arrived in Virginia in 1808 and found that his father, a Presbyterian minister, had founded an independent Christian associat…

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Harrell, David Edwin, “Campbell, Alexander”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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