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Alexander Campbell (1788–1866)

Campbell, Alexander (kam’bel or kam’el). A celebrated American Presbyterian divine and theological writer; born near Ballymena, Ireland, Sept. 12, 1788; died at Bethany, WV, March 4, 1866. With his father, he founded the sect of “Campbellites” or “Disciples of Christ” (about 1827), numbering at the time of his death over 400,000 communicants; he founded also and was the first president of Bethany College (1841). He published the monthly magazine the Christian Baptist (1823–30), called afterward the Millenial Harbinger (1830–63). Among his works were: ‘Christian System’; ‘Popular Lectures and Addresses’ (1862); ‘Letters to a Sceptic’ (1869); etc.