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dc.contributor.advisorCharlton, Thomas L. (Thomas Lee)
dc.contributor.authorForeman, Jordan P.
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University. Dept. of History.en
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-11T15:37:22Z
dc.date.available2008-06-11T15:37:22Z
dc.date.copyright2008-05
dc.date.issued2008-06-11T15:37:22Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/5186
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 83-90).en
dc.description.abstractSince their birth in America, Churches of Christ have believed in and sought after the unity of all Christendom through the restoration of primitive, New Testament Christianity. Throughout its history, this group has divided over issues it believed were jeopardizing this objective of unity through restoration. These issues, often branded innovations by more traditionalist members, have led to several major wings within the Churches of Christ at large. This study examines two such issues effecting one of the most conservative of these wings: the break over the requisite number of cups in the communion service, and the still-recent split over the issue of divorce and remarriage. A close examination of these divisions brings to light much historical evidence indicating that these rifts had their genesis, not from any new biblical hermeneutic, but rather from the constant and graduated pressure placed on the church by an evolving and progressing society.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Jordan P. Foreman.en
dc.format.extentvi, 90 p.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en
dc.subjectChurches of Christ -- History -- 20th century.en
dc.subjectChurch controversies -- Churches of Christ.en
dc.subjectDivorce -- Churches of Christ.en
dc.subjectRemarriage -- Religious aspects -- Churches of Christ.en
dc.subjectLord's supper -- Churches of Christ.en
dc.titlePracticing primitive Christianity in a progressive world: a historical examination of two divisions within the Churches of Christ in America.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreeM.A.en
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide Accessen
dc.rights.accessrightsAccess changed 11/12/08
dc.contributor.departmentHistory.en


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