Tuesday December 18, 2007
Scholar sheds light on Stone declaration at Cane Ridge gathering
CANE RIDGE, Ky. — Disciples of Christ patriarch Barton W. Stone may not have been as radical in his 1804 break from the Presbyterians as many Disciples think.
A Presbyterian scholar told a 200th anniversary celebration here that Stone’s brash declaration of independence followed a wave of Presbyterian liberty initiatives that began more than a century earlier.

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