WHO HE WAS:
Alexander Campbell was a renowned minister, scripture scholar, and one of the principal founders of the Restoration Movement, also known as the Stone-Campbell Movement. Born in Ireland and later emigrating to the United States, Campbell was an influential religious leader who argued for the restoration of the early Christian church's doctrines and practices. He was known for his debating skills, his role in founding Bethany College, and for starting the publication 'The Millennial Harbinger'.
WHAT HE SAID:
"To us, the Bible is the word of God... We plant ourselves upon its divine authority."
WHY HE MATTERED:
Campbell's efforts in the Restoration Movement were fundamental in shaping the discourse on Christian unity and the return to apostolic Christianity. His work led to the establishment of the Disciples of Christ and influenced the development of several other Christian denominations in America.