The Power of Myth Quotes by Joseph Campbell
Three False Christs: The Myth, the Mortal, and the Guru
The American frontier of the early 19th century was brimming with religious fervor. While the human spirit was being awakened in the cities of the United States, there was a special intensity to the revivals of the frontier. Included in these revivals were churches that now comprise the Stone-Campbell heritage. The name comes from the primary founders of this branch of Christianity. In Kentucky, Barton Warren Stone was a Presbyterian minister who, along with others, called for a return to simple New Testament Christianity. Stone-Campbell churches fall into the category of Protestant free-church.
Five years later Thomas Campbell wrote in The Declaration and Address of the Christian Association of Washington [PA] () "The church of Christ on earth is .
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The Restoration Movement also known as the American Restoration Movement or the Stone-Campbell Movement , and pejoratively as Campbellism is a Christian movement that began on the United States frontier during the Second Great Awakening — of the early 19th century. The pioneers of this movement were seeking to reform the church from within  and sought "the unification of all Christians in a single body patterned after the church of the New Testament. The Restoration Movement developed from several independent strands of religious revival that idealized early Christianity. Two groups, which independently developed similar approaches to the Christian faith, were particularly important. Stone , began at Cane Ridge , Kentucky, and identified as " Christians ". The second began in western Pennsylvania and Virginia now West Virginia and was led by Thomas Campbell and his son, Alexander Campbell , both educated in Scotland; they eventually used the name " Disciples of Christ ".
We cannot look upon a great man without gaining something from him" No one can study the elements of greatness in men without being profited thereby. Truly a study of the lives of great men not only remind us that "we can make our lives sublime," but such a study also inspires us to greater achievements and instructs us in the way of true greatness. The study of great men reveals to us great lessons. Any man who lives nobly and serves faithfully is a great man. Many of earth's greatest characters have lived and died without their names being enrolled on the pages of history. They were great because they filled their mission on earth and glorified God. The world's standard of greatness and God's standard so often differ widely.