OUTRAGEOUS CAMPBELLITES – Why Outrageous Campbellites?
Throughout the first half of the nineteenth century, Alexander Campbell used every method at his disposal to call for a reform within Christianity
that would bring an end to denominationalism and promote a return to New Testament Christianity. Campbell’s plea for reform found a ground-
swell of support as his ideas gained an ever-expanded hearing through his teaching, preaching, writing, and debating. Adversaries of the
Campbell movement soon labeled the reformers “Campbellites” and criticized their ideas as “outrageous.” Nevertheless, these “Outrageous
Campbellites” of the nineteenth century turned American Christianity upside-down and did more than any group before or since to bring
multitudes of people to the pure and simple teachings of New Testament Christianity.
Here at OutrageousCampbellite.com, we believe the ideas espoused by Alexander Campbell and his colleagues still have relevance for the
twenty-first-century church. As such, we wish to advance Campbell’s plea and expose his thought to a new generation. In a world where
Christian unity seems more elusive than ever before and where the teachings of many churches seem to move further and further away from
those of New Testament Christianity, we believe the reforms of those “Outrageous Campbellites” can again turn the Christian world upside-
down and lead many more multitudes of people to the foot of the cross. And so we dedicate this website to the advancement and promotion of