Restoration Quarterly is a scholarly journal associated with the Churches of Christ. It focuses on issues of interest to the Churches of Christ and other groups associated with the Restoration Movement more generally.[1]: 643 


The journal was established in 1957 by Abraham J. Malharbe and Pat E. Harrell. It gained recognition outside the Churches of Christ under the leadership of Thomas H. Olbricht, who was editor from 1973 through 1987.[1]: 643  Since 1993, it has been edited by James W. Thompson. The journal is informally associated with Abilene Christian University through shared staff and other assistance offered by the university. There are no formal organizational or financial ties between the two, however.[1]: 644 


The Quarterly has "reflected a maturing of theological scholarship especially in Churches of Christ."[1]: 644  It has also published articles from other branches of the Restoration Movement and from outside the movement. Most of the articles have focused on biblical studies and the history of the Restoration Movement.[1]: 644 


  1. ^ a b c d e Douglas Allen Foster and Anthony L. Dunnavant, The Encyclopedia of the Stone-Campbell Movement: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Christian Churches/Churches of Christ, Churches of Christ, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2004, ISBN 0-8028-3898-7, ISBN 978-0-8028-3898-8, 854 pages, entry on Restoration Quarterly

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