The Stone-Campbell Movement Worldwide: A Partial Bibliography

Several months ago, I put together a handy quick reference guide to regional, state, and local histories related to the Restoration, or Stone-Campbell, Movement. This month’s post takes a similar approach but seeks to highlight works that focus on the history of the movement in non-US contexts. Obviously, this is not a comprehensive list of books and articles, and I’ve limited myself to works written in English. Still, my hope is that this will be helpful for readers looking for information on a particular part of the world, whether they live there, will be visiting there, or just have an interest in the area.

If you have any additions to make to the list, please let me know!


  • Foster, Douglas A. et al, eds., The Encyclopedia of the Stone-Campbell Movement. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2004.
    • Note: There are several geographically-focused entries in this volume listed below, many of which were written by multiple authors. To save space, citation information for these will be given with the format of “Title,” ESCM, pages.
  • Stanback, C. Foster. Into All Nations: A History of the International Churches of Christ. Newton, MA: Illumination Publishers, 2005.
  • “Unfamiliar Voices: The Restoration Movement Around the World.” Special issue of Leaven.
    • Note: several articles contained within this issue are listed separately below.
  • Waldron, Bob. “The Global Status of Churches of Christ.” Missio Dei 8, no. 1 (Winter-Spring 2017).
  • Williams, D. Newell, Douglas A. Foster, and Paul M. Blowers, eds. The Stone-Campbell Movement: A Global History. St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2013.


  • “Africa, Missions in,” ESCM 4-11.
  • Chimhungwe, Paul S. “Early Twentieth-Century Unity among Stone-Campbell Movement Congregations in Southern Africa: Emphasizing the Gospel over Ecclesiastical Traditions.” Missio Dei 8, no. 2 (Summer-Fall 2017).
  • Daggett, Shawn. “A Freed African to Free Africa: Alexander Cross and the Liberian Mission.” Missio Dei 13, no. 1 (Winter-Spring 2022).
  • Eale, Bosela E. “The Restoration (Stone-Campbell) Movement in Africa: Its Beginning and Development.” Leaven 17, no. 3 (2009).
  • Essien, Frank Obeng. “An Exploratory Study of Campus Ministries Affiliated With Churches of Christ in Ghana.” MDiv thesis, Abilene Christian University, 2016.
  • Highfield, Martha E. Farrar. A Time to Heal: Missionary Nurses in Churches of Christ, Southeastern Nigeria (1953-1967). Los Angeles, CA: Sulis Academic Press, 2020.
  • Seay, Scott D. “Stone-Campbell Missions and the Coming of Congolese Independence.” Stone-Campbell Journal 22, no. 1 (Spring 2019): 3-20.

Americas (non-USA)

  • Alvarez, Carmelo. “The Stone-Campbell Movement in Latin America and the Caribbean.” Leaven 17, no. 3 (2009).
  • “Canada, The Movement in,” ESCM, 151-163.
  • Cox, Claude and Stan Litke. “The Stone-Campbell Movement in Canada.” Leaven 17, no. 3 (2009).
  • “Jamaica, The Movement in,” ESCM, 422-423.
  • “Latin America and Caribbean, Missions in,” ESCM, 455-467.
  • “Puerto Rico, The Movement in,” ESCM, 614-616.


  • Nothing found so far.


  • “Asia, Missions in,” ESCM, 32-40.
  • Bin, Ong Kok. “The Church of Christ in Malaysia.” Leaven 17, no. 3 (2009).
  • “Korea, The Movement in,” ESCM, 447-448.
  • Lee, Timothy S. “‘Japan and Korea for Christ and His Church’: The Unexpected Success and Demise of the Yotsuya/William D. Cunningham Mission, a Mission of the Stone-Campbell Movement.” Journal of Korean Religions 4, no. 1 (April 2013): 123-138.
  • Miller, Bonnie. Messengers of the Risen Son in the Land of the Rising Sun: Single Women Missionaries in Japan. Abilene, TX: Leafwood, 2008.
  • Obata, Yukikazu. “Building an Intercultural Church in Imperial Japan: Yunosuke Hiratsuka and the Utilization of the Church of Christ and National Identities, 1897-1945.” Missio Dei 8, no. 2 (Summer-Fall 2017).


  • “Europe, Missions in,” ESCM, 309-313.
  • Gorman, James L. Among the Early Evangelicals: The Transatlantic Origins of the Stone-Campbell Movement. Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press, 2016.
  • “Great Britain and Ireland, Churches of Christ in,” ESCM, 368-374.
  • Martin, Mark. “The Churches of Christ Evangelize Germany: The First Years After World War Two.” Discipliana 65, no. 1 (2005): 23-36.
  • Morgan, Janine Paden. “Pan-Handle Preachers and the Pope: A Cross-Cultural Dialectic and Missionary Identity Formation of the Churches of Christ in Post-War Italy.” Missio Dei 8, no. 2 (Summer-Fall 2017).
  • Opsitch, Yann. “Restoration Churches and Movements in Europe: Great Challenges and New Opportunities.” Leaven 17, no. 3 (2009).
  • Rhodes, Roy. “Germany for Christ: The Churches of Christ and East Germany, 1945-1989.” Restoration Quarterly 57, no. 3 (2015): 159-172.
  • “Russia, Gospel Christians in,” ESCM, 661-662.
  • Strickland, Michael. “The West London Tabernacle: The SCMs Cathedral in England from 1882-1910.” Stone-Campbell Journal 18, no. 1 (Spring 2015): 3-11.
  • Whatley, Elizabeth. “In the Shadow of the Vatican: Churches of Christ in Italy.” Leaven 17, no. 3 (2009).


  • “Australia, The Movement in,” ESCM, 47-53.
  • Handasyde, Kerrie. “Pioneering Leadership: Historical Myth-Making, Absence, and Identity in the Churches of Christ in Victoria.” Journal of Religious History 41, no. 2 (June 2017): 235-250.
  • Handasyde, Kerrie. “Transforming History: The Origins of the Stone-Campbell Movement in Victoria, Australia.” Stone-Campbell Journal 17, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 3-18.
  • Jacobs, Lyndsay. “The New Zealand Story: The Stone-Campbell Movement in New Zealand.” Leaven 17, no. 3 (2009).
  • “New Zealand, The Movement in,” ESCM, 563-566.

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