The Reformation Movement of Luther, Huss, Calvin, Wesley, et.al., had the goal of reforming the Roman Catholic Church, and end the many abuses of that denomination. We, on the other hand, desire to go back entirely to the pattern of the church which God had given in the New Testament. Our belief is if all followers of the Messiah would unite in the effort to restore the church in the Bible, the unity for which Christ prayed would be achieved.
Roger Chambers class on the Restoration Movement
History of the Restoration Movement. This is a fascinating site by our Accapella brethren.
Thomas Campbell: Declaration and Address
W.H. Hanna: Thomas Campbell: Seceder and Christian Union Advocate
J.D. Murch: Christians Only. This is a survey of the beginnings of the Restoration Movement: the revivals that preceded it, Thomas Campbell’s struggle and disassociation with sectarianism, and Alexander Campbell’s guidance to organizational infrastructure. Murch reiterates (368ff) the Restoration plea for Christian unity in the stated hope that it would be adopted by the ecumenical movement of the time of writing (early 1960s).
Restoration History -
Jessee J. Haley: Makers and Molders of the Restoration Movement
William Robinson: What Churches of Christ Stand For
John H. Waddey: Studies on the Restoration of New Testament Christianity
Roy Cogdill: The New Testament Church
W.L. Hayden: Church Polity
R.B. Ryans: New Testament Names
Hugo McCord: The Divine Name
Dave Miller: The Name “Christian” and the Bible
J.H. Garrison: The Old Faith Restated vol 1
: The Old Faith Restated vol 2
William T. Moore: Comprehensive History of the Disciples of Christ