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Forever Young: The Life And Times Of M. Norvel Young & Helen M. Young, Bill Henegar, Jerry Rushford Mar 2014

Forever Young: The Life And Times Of M. Norvel Young & Helen M. Young, Bill Henegar, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

Forever Young is the dual biography of Dr. M. Norvel Young and Helen M. Young, a pioneering husband and wife team in the field of Christian education, respectively President and First Lady of Pepperdine University in Southern California. Telling their stories in not easy because of the breadth of their experiences: their tales range from Tennessee and Oklahoma to Texas, California and the far recesses of the globe. They completed more than 40 international trips in which they helped rebuild a devastated post-war Germany, smuggled Bibles into Russia, conducted a ceremony for the Shah of Iran, met with the King ...


Political Disciple: The Relationship Between James A. Garfield And The Disciples Of Christ, Jerry Rushford Mar 2014

Political Disciple: The Relationship Between James A. Garfield And The Disciples Of Christ, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

James A. Garfield (1831-1881), the only preacher to ever occupy the White House, was a product of the profound social, intellectual and religious ferment of the early decades of the nineteenth century which produced the American religious movement known as the Disciples of Christ. The first fifty years of Disciple history closely paralleled Garfield’s life. The purpose of this study is to focus on the intimate Garfield-Disciples relationship, and to show its reciprocal nature. Garfield was helped by Disciples in the building of a political base (he won ten consecutive elections in the Western Reserve), and they in turn ...


We Preach Christ Crucified: Sermons In Honor Of Frank Pack By His Students, Jerry Rushford Mar 2014

We Preach Christ Crucified: Sermons In Honor Of Frank Pack By His Students, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

This volume of sermons, edited by Jerry Rushford, honors the teaching, preaching, writing, and life of Frank Pack (1916-1998), who served for 60 years as a preacher in Churches of Christ and for more than 45 years as a distinguished professor of biblical studies in three colleges related to Churches of Christ: David Lipscomb College, Abilene Christian College, and Pepperdine University. Since Dr. Pack distinguished himself as a consummate teacher, it is especially fitting that some of his former students, among the finest preachers in the church, honor him with the fruits of their labor.


"The Apollos Of The West": The Life Of John Allen Gano, Jerry Rushford Mar 2014

"The Apollos Of The West": The Life Of John Allen Gano, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

The purpose of this thesis is the presentation of the life of John Allen Gano, a man important in the history of both early Kentucky and the Restoration Movement. Research toward that end resulted in the recovery of many important documents concerning the period. Basic materials are his own writings, whether in his “Biographical Notebook,” his frequent letters to the Millennial Harbinger, or that found reported to or copied in other brotherhood papers. In addition, a wealth of secondary sources are utilized to complete the overall picture of his life and times. Information gathered from primary and secondary sources is ...


Christians On The Oregon Trail: Churches Of Christ And Christian Churches In Early Oregon, 1842-1882, Jerry Rushford Mar 2014

Christians On The Oregon Trail: Churches Of Christ And Christian Churches In Early Oregon, 1842-1882, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

The Restoration Movement originated on the American frontier in a period of religious enthusiasm and ferment at the beginning of the nineteenth century. The first leaders of the movement deplored the numerous divisions in the church and urged the unity of all Christians through a restoration of New Testament Christianity. The Protestant Reformation had gone astray, they felt, and the various denominations must be directed back to primitive Christianity. They believed that this would be possible if everyone would wear the name "Christian" and return to the Biblical pattern of the New Testament church in doctrine, worship, and practice. Those ...


Washington Territory's Klickitat County (1861-1893): Christian Beginnings In An Isolated Corner, Jerry Rushford Dec 2008

Washington Territory's Klickitat County (1861-1893): Christian Beginnings In An Isolated Corner, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

The American Restoration Movement (Churches of Christ/Christian Churches) had its origins in West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee in the early years of the nineteenth century. It grew rapidly in the Midwestern states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, and Iowa, and following the Civil War many members of the movement migrated to the northwest corner of the country. This essay focuses on Christian beginnings in isolated and sparsely-populated Klickitat County in Washington Territory.


20th Century Christian October 1988, Jerry Rushford Sep 1988

20th Century Christian October 1988, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

This is a special issue of the Restoration periodical, 20th Century Christian, edited by Jerry Rushford celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the periodical's first publication.


20th Century Christian April 1986, Jerry Rushford Mar 1986

20th Century Christian April 1986, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

This is a special issue of the Restoration periodical, 20th Century Christian, edited by Jerry Rushford featuring the stories behind American hymns.


20th Century Christian April 1983, Jerry Rushford Mar 1983

20th Century Christian April 1983, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

This is a special issue of 20th Century Christian edited by Jerry Rushford featuring the stories behind Christian hymns.


The William Green Lecture Programs, Jerry Rushford Sep 1981

The William Green Lecture Programs, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

This is an article written by Jerry Rushford for the weekly periodical Firm Foundation regarding the William Green Lectures held at Pepperdine University.


Recent Publications In Restoration History, Jerry Rushford Sep 1981

Recent Publications In Restoration History, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

This is an article written by Jerry Rushford for the weekly periodical Firm Foundation regarding the most recent and distinguished publications in the study of Restoration Movement history.


The Dean Of West Coast Preachers, Jerry Rushford Aug 1981

The Dean Of West Coast Preachers, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

This is an article written by Jerry Rushford for the weekly periodical Firm Foundation regarding the role A.L. Cassius and Marshall Keeble in the establishment of Churches of Christ in the Los Angeles area of California.


Edwin Markham And The Restoration Movement, Jerry Rushford Jun 1981

Edwin Markham And The Restoration Movement, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

This is an article written by Jerry Rushford for the weekly periodical Firm Foundation regarding the nineteenth-century American poet Edwin Markham and his role in the Restoration Movement.


Tennesseans Buried In California Soil, Jerry Rushford Mar 1981

Tennesseans Buried In California Soil, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

This is a series of two articles written by Jerry Rushford for two consecutive issues of Firm Foundation regarding the role of Joshua and Mary Lawson in the establishment of the California churches.


20th Century Christian February 1981, Jerry Rushford Jan 1981

20th Century Christian February 1981, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

This is a special issue of the Restoration periodical, 20th Century Christian, edited by Jerry Rushford featuring various authors' thoughts on the Lord's Supper.


A Preacher In The White House, Jerry Rushford Sep 1980

A Preacher In The White House, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

This is a series of four articles written by Jerry Rushford for four consecutive issues of Firm Foundation regarding President James A. Garfield's affiliation with the Stone-Campbell Movement and his election to the White House.


A Pioneer Preacher In California, Jerry Rushford Aug 1980

A Pioneer Preacher In California, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

This is a series of four articles written by Jerry Rushford for four consecutive Firm Foundation issues in September of 1980 regarding the beginnings of the Stone-Campbell Movement in California.


The Old Forestville Meetinghouse 1879-1979, Jerry Rushford Dec 1979

The Old Forestville Meetinghouse 1879-1979, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

This is a series of two articles written by Jerry Rushford for two consecutive issues of the weekly periodical Firm Foundation regarding history of the Forestville Meetinghouse in honor of its centennial celebration.


Recent Publications In Restoration History, Jerry Rushford Sep 1979

Recent Publications In Restoration History, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

This is an article written by Jerry Rushford for the weekly periodical Firm Foundation regarding the most recent and distinguished publications in the study of Restoration Movement history.