New PDF release: Alexander Campbell: Adventurer In Freedom : A Literary

By Eva Jean Wrather, Visit Amazon's D. Duane Cummins Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, D. Duane Cummins,

ISBN-10: 0875653057

ISBN-13: 9780875653051

Eva Jean Wrather dedicated seventy years to writing an 800,000-word biography of Alexander Campbell, founding father of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a huge literary biography defined through D. Duane Cummins as "a inventive and skillful mix of historical past and outstanding literary writing skills." within the early Nineties, Cummins used to be requested to help Ms. Wrather in revising her manuscript. Their interact makes up quantity certainly one of Campbell's biography (TCU Press, 2005). quantity follows Campbell's lifestyles from 1823-1830, years packed with the typhoon of reviews within the pages of his profitable journal, The Christian Baptist, which received combined hostility and help in Baptist and Presbyterian groups. Wrather documents Campbell's event as a flesh presser and delegate to the Virginia Constitutional conference in 1829, the place Campbell brushed shoulders with a few of America's most renowned politicians and rhetoricians. Wrather believed those years have been an important bankruptcy in Campbell's lifestyles, confirming his energy as a philosopher, speaker and author.

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His rheumatism was bothering him again. Ireland’s heavy rainfall might make the shamrocks grow green, but it was hard on aching bones. Nor was the state of Archibald’s health calculated to improve his naturally irascible temper. He might well consider it a shame 4 prologue when a man who had sailed across the seas with General Wolfe and climbed the rocky heights to the plains of Abraham to give the Frenchmen a memorable thrashing at the battle of Quebec had to be laid up with aches and pains like an ailing old woman.

Alexander Campbell was born one mile from the castle. The Huguenot family of Jane Corneigle settled here after fleeing France following the revo cation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. Left: Thomas Campbell [1763-1854]. He and Jane Corneigle [17631835] met while Thomas was teaching at Sheepbridge, Ireland. 2. s A Son is Born O n September 12, 1788, a son was born to Jane and Thomas Campbell. They named him Alexander. Pleasant as the advent of a son might be, it undoubtedly entailed fresh responsibilities.

Abruptly, his labors were cut short by a peremptory summons from his father. Unyielding in matters of conscience though he might be, in matters of conduct, Thomas was still the obedient son. As quickly as possible he closed his little academy, bade his sorrowing friends good-by, and turned his face homeward. But he continued to teach school, this time at Sheepbridge, located some five miles from Newry. Sheepbridge was scarcely more than a hamlet. It was the seat of the Gordon family, and the school must have been a small one consisting in part of children from the scattered homes that had sprung up about the manor house.

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