By William R. Baker,Mark Noll

The Stone-Campbell stream, often referred to as the recovery flow, arose at the frontiers of early nineteenth-century the United States. Like-minded Methodists, Baptists and Presbyterians deserted denominational labels with the intention to be "Christians only." They referred to as fans to affix in Christian harmony and fix the beliefs of the recent testomony church, protecting authoritative no publication however the Bible and believing no creed yet Christ.

Modern-day inheritors of this circulate, together with the church buildings of Christ (a cappella) and the Christian church buildings (independent), locate a lot in universal with wider evangelical Christianity as a complete. either teams are dedicated to the authority of Scripture and the significance of private conversion. but Restorationists and evangelicals, separated via sociological heritage in addition to issues of doctrinal emphasis, were cautious of one another. Evangelicals have frequently misunderstood Restorationists as exclusivist separatists and baptismal regenerationists. nevertheless, Stone-Campbell adherents were suspicious of mainstream denominational evangelicals as having compromised key features of the Christian faith.

In fresh years recovery stream leaders and church buildings have moved extra freely inside of evangelical circles. for that reason, Stone-Campbell students have reconsidered their courting to evangelicalism, considering to what volume Restorationists can determine themselves as evangelicals. accumulated listed below are essays via prime Stone-Campbell thinkers, drawing from their recovery background and delivering major contributions to evangelical discussions of the theology of conversion and ecclesiology. additionally incorporated are responses from famous evangelicals, who determine how Stone-Campbell inspiration either corresponds with and diverges from evangelical perspectives.

Along with William R. Baker (editor) and Mark Noll (who wrote the Foreword), participants contain Tom Alexander, Jim Baird, Craig L. Blomberg, Jack Cottrell, Everett Ferguson, Stanley J. Grenz, John Mark Hicks, Gary Holloway, H. Wayne condo, Robert C. Kurka, Robert Lowery, Edward P. Myers and Jon A. Weatherly.

For all occupied with Christian harmony and the recovery of the church, Evangelicalism & the Stone-Campbell Movement bargains a important place to begin for discussion and discussion.

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