You can not conceive what a terrible…

“You can not conceive what a terrible dust our humble name has kicked up.”

Thomas Campbell, in a letter to his wife on 20 August 1830, referencing the criticism heaped on his plea for primitive Christianity. Opponents referred to “Campbellism, Campbellites, and heretics…in almost every sentence, from the one end of Kentucky to the other…and in the papers from Georgia to Maine.”