A Relentless Warfare Against the Inventions and Devices of Man: John T. Lewis and the Churches of Christ in Birmingham, Alabama 1907-1976 by Christopher R. Cotten
“A Relentless Warfare Against the Inventions and Devices of Man” By Christopher R. Cotten contains a biographical sketch of the life of John T. Lewis along with a detailed account of the three main controversies he was involved: the woman’s covering, the war question, and institutionalism.
John T. Lewis went toe-to-toe with C. R. Nichol in his opposition to the cultural argument being used to dismiss the teaching of 1 Corinthians 11. He again went toe-to-toe with Foy E. Wallace and Cled Wallace (among others) when they began strongly advocating for Christians to engage in military and police service. Finally, toward the end of his life he fought strongly to oppose institutionalism as it began to invade the church. In all of these battles Brother Lewis found himself on the “losing” end as the main-line churches of Christ fully embraced each innovative position. A great deal of respect must be paid to Brother Lewis for his willingness to defend the faith even at the cost of losing many friends along the way. We provide this work for the thoughtful consideration of our readers.
Brand new paperback copies. 160 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.