By Eva Jean Wrather, Visit Amazon's D. Duane Cummins Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, D. Duane Cummins,
Eva Jean Wrather committed seventy years to writing an 800,000-word biography of Alexander Campbell, founding father of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a enormous literary biography defined through D. Duane Cummins as "a artistic and skillful combination of heritage and terrific literary writing skills." within the early Nineteen Nineties, Cummins was once requested to aid Ms. Wrather in revising her manuscript. Their interact makes up quantity certainly one of Campbell's biography (TCU Press, 2005). quantity follows Campbell's existence from 1823-1830, years choked with the typhoon of critiques within the pages of his profitable journal, The Christian Baptist, which gained 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 a very important bankruptcy in Campbell's existence, confirming his energy as a philosopher, speaker and author.
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The soldiers, ordered to confiscate all arms and, given a free hand, brutally tortured the peasants with “picketings, halfhangings, and the pitch-cap” to make them reveal the hidden stores of arms, not bothering to distinguish the innocent from the guilty. ” The troops’ horses were even more feared than their riders. Well trained for rebel fighting, at the word “croppy,” the horses would rear up and throw their feet forward in a furious and terrifying charge toward their victims. ” Almost immediately, the troops dashed up and surrounded the house in battle array, ready to make an assault the moment the congregation should rush out.
An unearthly peace seemed prologue to flow around him until mystically, wholly, he was at one with God. Thomas’s “call” had come. He was of the elect, especially chosen to labor in the vineyard. The details remained to be worked out, and those details could prove very troublesome. Such matters could be determined only between Thomas and his God. So, on this evening, Thomas gladly took Archibald’s place and, as the household fell to its knees, he reverently started to pray. At first, his thoughts and his words were of mother, father, brothers, and his four sisters who died in infancy.
Latin and Greek and other work in preparation for college now became a part of the schedule of instruction. It was understood, of course, that eventually Alexander would follow in his father’s footsteps to the University of Glasgow. Thomas, as an educator convinced that it was a badge of the true scholar to have a ready command of the great passages of lit- 29 30 a son is born erature, both poetry and prose, placed a great emphasis on training the memory. Once Alexander had considered this the most hated of his chores but now that he applied himself, he found that his memory was astonishingly quick.
Alexander Campbell: Adventurer In Freedom : A Literary Biography (Literary Biography, Volume One) by Eva Jean Wrather, Visit Amazon's D. Duane Cummins Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, D. Duane Cummins,