D. Newell Williams Bibliography



Williams, D. Newell. Barton Stone: A Spiritual Biography. St. Louis, Mo.: Chalice Press, 2000.

———. Ministry Among Disciples: Past, Present, and Future. St. Louis, Mo.: Published for Council on Christian Unity by Christian Board of Publication, 1985.

———. Z. T. Sweeney. Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, 1987.


Edited or translated books

Williams, D. Newell, Douglas A. Foster, Paul M. Blowers, and Anthony L. Dunnavant, eds. The Encyclopedia of the Stone-Campbell Movement. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004.

Williams, D. Newell, ed. A Case Study of Mainstream Protestantism: The Disciples' Relation to American Culture, 1880-1989. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1991.


Articles and essays

Williams, D. Newell. Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Its Theology,” “Alexander Campbell,” “Restoration Movement,” “Barton Stone.” In The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity, ed. Daniel M. Patte. Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.

———. “Historical Reflections on Stone-Campbell Spirituality: the 200th Anniversary of Thmas Campbell’s Declaration and Address.”  Call to Unity, 10 (October 2009): 5-18.

———. “The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ): A Reformed North American Mainstream Moderate Denomination.” Call to Unity, 9 (September 2008): 19-22.

———. “Alexander Campbell,” “Barton Warren Stone,” in Encyclopedia of Religious Revivals in America, 2 vols. ed. Michael McClymond. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007, I:81-83, I:418-419.

———. “The Future of the Restoration Movement: A Disciple of Christ’s Response.” Leaven 14:4 (Winter 2006): 172-177.

———. “Barton Stone in 1804: From Port Tobacco to Cane Ridge.” Stone-Campbell Journal 7:2 (Fall 2004): 189-209.

———. “Two Hundred Years Young: The Last Will and Testament of the Springfield Presbytery.” Christian Standard 139: 45 (7 November 2004): 712-713.

———. “The Separation of the Springfield Presbytery from the Synod of Kentucky: Predestination or the Revival?” Discipliana 63:3 (Fall 2003): 67-79.

———. “Christianity in Twentieth Century America: Implications for the Twenty First Century.” Encounter 63:3 (Summer 2002): 247-261.

———. “Toward an Appreciation of Sexuality in the Christian Life: Barton Stone’s Opposition to the Shakers.”Encounter 63:1-2 (Winter/Spring 2002): 227-236.


———. “From Trusting Congress to Renouncing Human Governments:The Millennial Odyssey of Barton W. Stone.” Discipliana 61:3 (Fall 2001): 67-81.


———. “What Disciples Might Have Done Differently in the Past.”Mid-Stream 40:4 (October 2001): 6-10.


———. “Our Unity in Christ: From Cane Ridge to Kansas City.”Mid-Stream 40:4 (October 2001): 96-105.


———. “What Really Happened at Cane Ridge?” The Disciple 139:6 (July/August 2001): 38-41.


———. “Pursuit of Justice: The Antislavery Pilgrimage of Barton W. Stone.” Encounter 62:1 (Winter 2001): 1-23.

———. “Bringing a Vision to Life: Walter Scott and the Restored Church." In Walter Scott: A Nineteenth Century Evangelical, edited by Mark G. Toulouse, 123-133. St. Louis: Chalice Press, 1999.

———. "Disciples Biblical Interpretation and the Fugitive Slave Law : Ovid Butler vs. Alexander Campbell." Encounter 59 (1998): 3-22.

———. "Overcoming a Liberal-Conservative Divide : The Commission on Restudy of the Disciples of Christ." In Christian Faith Seeking Historical Understanding: Essays in Honor of H. Jack Forstman, edited by James O. Duke and Anthony L. Dunnavant, 246-76. Macon, Ga: Mercer Univ. Press, 1997.

———. "Bringing a Vision to Life : Walter Scott and the Restored Church." Discipliana 56 (1996): 88-95.

———. "Disciples-Related Colleges and the Culture of Disbelief." Encounter 56 (1995): 19-26.

———. "The Social and Ecclesiastical Impact of Barton W. Stone's Theology." In Explorations in the Stone-Campbell Traditions: Essays in Honor of Herman A. Norton, edited by Anthony L. Dunnavant, 11-42. Nashville: Disciples of Christ Historical Society, 1995.

———. "The Power of Christ's Sacrifice : Barton W. Stone's Doctrine of Atonement." Discipliana 54 (1994): 20-31.

———. "Barton W. Stone's Revivalist Theology." In Cane Ridge in Context: Perspectives on Barton W. Stone and the Revival, edited by Anthony L. Dunnavant, 73-92. Nashville: Disciples of Christ Historical Society, 1992.

———. "Disciples and the Liberal/Conservative Divide." Disciples Theological Digest 7:2 (Fall 1992): 5-25.

———. "Elders in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)." In The Ministry of Elders in the Reformed Church, edited by Lukas Vischer, 144-161. Berne: Evangelische Arbeitsstelle Oekumene Schweiz, 1992.

———. "Learning to Welcome One Another." The Disciple 130:9 (September 1992): 23-27.

———. "Consultation on 'the Significance of Eldership in the Reformed Tradition'." Mid-Stream 30 (1991): 353-55.

———. "How and Why the Disciples Have Changed in Relation to American Culture" and "Future Prospects of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)." In Case Study of Mainstream Protestantism: The Disciples' Relation to American Culture, 1880-1989, edited by D. Newell Williams, 3-25 and 561-74. Grand Rapids, Mich: Eerdmans, 1991.

———. "The Autobiography of B. F. Hall:Window on the Nineteenth Century Stone-Campbell Movement." Discipliana 50:1 (Spring 1990): 9-13.

———. "Closing the Gap:Suggestions for Enabling Dialogue." Biblical Literacy Today 5:1 (Fall 1990): 6, 14.

———. "After the Fall." Encounter 49 (1988): 235-38.

———. "The Chief Test." The Disciple 15:4 (April 1988): 15-17.

———. "The Gospel as the Power of God to Salvation: Alexander Campbell and Experimental Religion." In Lectures in Honor of the Alexander Campbell Bicentennial, 1788-1988, 127-148. Nashville: Disciples of Christ Historical Society, 1988.

———. "Elders as Assistant Ministers : A Call for Restructure of the Ministry in Congregations of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)." Encounter 48 (1987): 93-103.

———. "The History of Disciples Evangelism : If I or an Angel Should Preach Another Gospel." Mid-Stream 26 (1987): 339-50.

———. "Disciples Piety : A Historical Review with Implications for Spiritual Formation." Encounter 47 (1986): 1-25.

———. "The Devil's Use of Scripture." CTS Link 20:3 (September 1985).

———. "Historical Development of Ministry among Disciples." Mid-Stream 24 (1985): 293-315.

———. "The Minister's Task:A Nineteenth Century View with Relevance for Today." Discipliana 43:1 (Spring 1983): 12-14.

———. "Barton W. Stone's Calvinist Piety." Encounter 42 (1981): 409-17.


Articles in Encyclopedias


"Cane Ridge," "Finis Ewing," "Barton W. Stone," "Last Will and Testament of Springfield Presbytery," in Encyclopedia of Religion in the South, revised edition, ed. Samuel S. Hill and Charles H. Lippy.Macon:Mercer University Press, forthcoming.


"Stone-Campbell History Over Three Centuries: A Survey and Analysis," "Baptism," "Cane Ridge Revival," "John Dunlavy," "Home and State Missions Planning Council," "Illinois Disciples Foundation," "Last Will and Testament of Springfield Presbytery," "Richard McNemar," "Ministry," "New Light Presbyterians," "Springfield Presbytery," "Barton W. Stone," in The Encyclopedia of the Stone-Campbell Movement, ed. Douglas A. Foster, Paul M. Blowers, Anthony L. Dunnavant and D. Newell Williams. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2004, xxi-xxxv, 57-67, 164-166, 287-288, 406-407, 413, 453-455, 510-512, 521-533, 561, 696-698, 700-720.


"Christian Churches," in Encyclopedia of Indianapolis, ed. David J. Bodenhamer.Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994, 416-418.


"Disciples of Christ," in New Twentieth-Century Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, 2nd edition, ed. J. D. Douglas.Grand Rapids:Baker Book House, 1991, 265-266.


"Cane Ridge," "Finis Ewing," "Barton W. Stone," "Last Will and Testament of Springfield Presbytery," in Encyclopedia of Religion in the South, ed. Samuel S. Hill.Macon:Mercer University Press, 1984, 135, 247, 732-733, 734.



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