Saddlebags, City Streets and Cyberspace: A History of Preaching in the Churches of Christ


Michael W. Casey


This innovative book traces the history of preaching in the Stone-Campbell tradition, seeing how styles of rhetoric emerged and blended together. It traces the development of debaters, peacemakers, evangelists, and the influence of media on preaching (radio, television, and internet).

"This book by Mike Casey is pioneering scholarship. . . Whether or not one agrees with Mike, I predict that any future studies on preaching in our movement will, of necessity, commence with this book." —Thomas Olbricht


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.



March 29, 2021


Details about the available publication format: PDF


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