The Power of the Press: Studies of the Gospel Advocate, The Christian Standard, and the Christian-Evangelist


Henry T. Hughes
Henry Webb
Howard Short


Based on the 1986 Reed Lectures, Power of the Press illustrates the important role that the Gospel Advocate, the Christian Standard, and the Christian-Evangelist played in shaping the identity of all three streams of the Stone-Campbell Movement in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. The essays also offer explanations as to why publishing offered such remarkable influence in this period.


With generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and as part of the National Endowment of the Humanities Open Book program, the Abilene Christian University's ACU Press and Brown Library partnered with the Disciples of Christ Historical Society (DCHS) to digitize 25 important backlist titles relevant to Stone-Campbell tradition, theology, and church history. This open access version is hosted by Atla Open Press in furtherance of the purposes of the grant.



January 1, 1986