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Jerry Rushford

Restoration movement (Christianity)

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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.


Oral History Interview With Frank And Della Pack, Jerry Rushford Feb 1986

Oral History Interview With Frank And Della Pack, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

Frank Pack was a longtime Pepperdine University religion professor. He is also the namesake of the Frank Pack Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Program, which was named in his honor. Jerry Rushford, of Pepperdine University, recorded this oral history in the process of researching his book “We Preach Christ Crucified…”. The interview took place at Pack’s home in west Los Angeles, California, on his birthday (Feb. 5, 1986). The focus of the interview is mostly biographical, including his years at various Churches of Christ colleges, including Pepperdine. Della, his wife, was also present for the recording.


Oral History Interview With William Green, Jerry Rushford Dec 1975

Oral History Interview With William Green, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

William M. Green was an accomplished Christian scholar and served as Professor of Ancient Christian Literature at Pepperdine University from 1962-1974. The William M. Green Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Program is named in his honor. Jerry Rushford recorded this interview in about 1976 at Green's residence in Santa Barbara, CA. General subject matter is biographical and Green's work in the Churches of Christ, American Samoa, and Pre-millennialism.