Restoration and Philosophy

New Philosophical Engagements with the Stone-Campbell Tradition

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J. Caleb Clanton
  • Nashville, TN: 
    University of Tennessee Press
    , March
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Shaun Brown forthcoming.


A product of the Second Great Awakening of the nineteenth century, the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement gave rise to such denominations as the Church of Christ (a cappella), the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and the independent Christian Churches/ Churches of Christ. While scholars have examined many of the historical, ecclesial, socio-cultural, and biographical dimensions of this indigenously American religious tradition, few have singled it out for philosophical exploration and critique.

In Restoration and Philosophy, editor J. Caleb Clanton and a team of philosophers engage with the Stone-Campbell Restoration tradition to address issues related to epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, moral philosophy, aesthetics, environmentalism, and race. Along the way, the authors help to contextualize the Stone- Campbell Restoration tradition within American religious history—and within Christian philosophy more generally—and they show its continuing relevance today.

Scholars and students of philosophy and religious studies, as as well as ministers and those interested in this uniquely American Christian tradition, will benefit from this carefully edited, thoroughly researched, and highly readable collection of essays by eminent philosophers and religious scholars.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

J. Caleb Clanton is University Research Professor and Professor of Philosophy at Lipscomb University in Nashville.

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