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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Christ, Disciples of

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Protestant sect, organized 1832 at Lexington, Kentucky, as the result of the union of the followers of Barton W. Stone and of Alexander Campbell. When a name was to be adopted Stone favored Christians, and Campbell Disciples, but no definite action was taken, both names being used until the International Convention adopted the name of Disciples of Christ. Their doctrine teaches belief in the New Testament, emphasizes "the Divine Sonship of Jesus, as the fundamental fact of Holy Scriptures, the essential creed of Christianity, and the one article of faith in order to baptism and church membership." They celebrate the Lord's Supper every Sunday "as a memorial feast." The Disciples of Christ are congregational in their government. Forty-one periodicals are published by them. Their foreign mission work is carried on through the Foreign Christian Missionary Society and the Christian Woman's Board of Missions, in India, China, Japan, Africa, Puerto Rico, Cuba, South America, New Zealand, Tibet, Philippine Islands, Mexico, Canada, and Jamaica.

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Entry for 'Christ, Disciples of'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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