Men of Yesterday


Written by Thomas W. Grafton

Originally published in 1899, this book contains six brief biographies of some prominent figures in the Restoration Movement.


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Men of Yesterday was written near the close of the 1800’s, almost a century after the start of what is commonly called the Restoration Movement. This book contains brief biographies of six prominent men associated with this movement: Walter Scott, Barton W. Stone, John Smith, Isaac Errett, Barton W. Johnson, and Otis A. Burgess.

By the time this material was originally published, the issues that had caused controversy among brethren in the Restoration Movement (the missionary society and instrumental music) had been thoroughly debated and the division between conservative and progressive brethren was all but “official.” The author of this material wrote from the perspective of the progressive Disciples of Christ. Benjamin L. Smith, who wrote the introduction to this book, was the Secretary of the American Christian Missionary Society. There are sections of the book in which the author’s bias against the conservative brethren is evident. Even so, this material contains valuable historical information about six prominent figures in the Restoration Movement and is being made available to the reader for this reason.

Additional Information:

Type: Paperback, perfect bound
Page count: 208 pages
Dimensions: 6″ x 9″
ISBN: 978-1-942036-22-7


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