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Episode 71: How the American Revolution influenced the Church of Christ (Dr. Richard Hughes)


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Over the last few hundred years, Christians in many different places and times moved to restore the New Testament church.

The Church of Christ community emerged from one of those movements that started and spread on the American frontier in the years just after the founding of the United States.

In this episode, we explore how the events, ideas, and people that influenced the establishment of the United States also influenced the movement from which the Church of Christ community emerged. Which assumptions, habits, and ideas does the Church of Christ community retain to this day from the founding of the United States?

Dr. Richard Hughes, one of the foremost historians of the Church of Christ, answers this question and more.

Link to Dr. Richard Hughes author page, including these titles referenced in the episode:

Reviving the Ancient Faith: The Story of Churches of Christ in America, 3rd ed.

American Origins of Churches of Christ

Christian America and the Kingdom of God

The Grace of Troublesome Questions

This episode is brought to you by the Church of Christ in Falls Church, Virginia, celebrating 75 years this September 6 – 8, 2024.

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