LeMoine Gaunce Lewis spent nearly all of his adult life at Abilene Christian University. He entered Abilene Christian College as a freshmen during the Great Depression. By his sophomore year he earned a full academic scholarship due to his outstanding grade point averages. His outstanding academic performance accompanied interests in campus groups (like forensics and mission study) and athletics (winning the mile-run in 1936).

He obtained further training at Harvard Divinity School, graduating in 1944 with the STB and in 1959 with the PhD degrees. In 1949 he returned to Abilene to teach, remaining until his retirement in 1986. Along the way he taught and preached in area congregations, was active in civic affairs (especially the Rotary Club) and served across campus in many capacities. He was twice president of the Faculty Senate, for fifteen years sponsor of Alpha Chi Honor Society.

Of special interest to him were undergraduate students and Bible majors whom he inspired and encouraged to further their education. Trained in early church history, with particular interest in Origen, Lewis taught at least 24 courses in Hebrew, Greek, and courses in many books of the Bible. Freshman Bible and church history were his favorites. He was twice honored as Teacher of the Year.

These lectures span the breadth of Christian history from the beginnings until the modern period with later emphasis on the American Restoration Movement. Lewis delivered them at University Church of Christ in Abilene, TX.

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Submissions from 1975

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Church History - Part 1, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Jesus and His Church, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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First Thirty Years of the Church, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Church History, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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What Happened to the Apostles?, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Second Thirty Years of the Church, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Apostolic Fathers - Highlights of the Second Century, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Apostolic Fathers - Ignatius of Antioch, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Apostolic Fathers - Part 3, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

Submissions from 1976

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Apostolic Fathers - Part 4, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Apostolic Fathers - Part 5, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Apostolic Fathers - Part 6, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Apologists, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Heresies, Schisms and Problems of the Second Century, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Heresies, Schisms and Problems of the Second Century - Gnosticism, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Heresies, Schisms and Problems of the Second Century, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Marcion, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Montanists, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Church and the State: Pagan Attacks on Christianity, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Later Greek Apologists, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Heresies of the Late Second Century and the Defense Mechanism Developed, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Beginnings of Latin Christianity - The Latin Apologists, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Theologians of the Second Century, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Review of First Two Centuries, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Beginning of the Third Century - The Severan Persecution, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Work of Hippolytus After the Split and His Apostolic Tradition, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Last Half of the Third Century - The Great Peace, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Events Leading Up to the Great Persecution, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Aftermath of the Last Great Persecution, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Constantine and the Imperial Church, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

Submissions from 1977

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Trinitarian Controversy in the Time of Constantine, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Constantine After Nicaea, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Arian Controversy After the Death of Constantine, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Victory of Orthodoxy : The Council of Constantinople, 381 A.D., LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Golden Age of the Fathers - Part 1, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Golden Age of the Fathers - Part 2, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Augustine, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Theological Battles of Augustine, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Augustine vs. Pelagius, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Christological Controversy, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Semi-Pelagianism vs. Semi-Augustinianism, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Barbarian Invasions, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Justinian, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Monks and Missionaries, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Gregory the Great: 540-604, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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What the Middle Ages Inherited from the Ancient Church, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Gregory as Pope: 590-604, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Christianity in England, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Isidore of Seville and the Spanish Church, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Christianity in the West in the Seventh and Eighth Centuries, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Carolingian Renaissance, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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King Alfred and the Revival in Britain, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Iconoclastic Controversy, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Paulicians, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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West After Charlemagne and the Image Controversy, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Golden Age of the Byzantine Empire, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Age of Pornocracy, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

Submissions from 1978

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End of the First Thousand Years and the Great Schism, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Great Schism: 1054, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Missionary Work in the Middle Ages, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Norman Conquests, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Climax of the Investiture Controversy, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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First Crusade, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Close of the Investiture Controversy, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Early Scholasticism, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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More Early Scholastics, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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New Monastic Orders and More Schoolmen, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Rise of the Anti-Churchly Sects and Inquisition, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Second Stage of the Church-State Controversy, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Heresy in the Twelfth Century, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Innocent III: 1198-1216, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Mendicant Orders (the Friars), Dominicans and Franciscans, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Martin Luther, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Review of the First Thirteen Centuries, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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High Point of Medieval Theology, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Continuing Church-State, Investiture Struggle, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Avignon Papacy and the Great Schism, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Mystics, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Advocates of Reform, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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John Wycliffe: The Morning Star of the Reformation, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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John Hus, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

Submissions from 1979

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Conciliar Movement and the Reforming Councils, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Conciliar Movement and the Reforming Councils - Basel and Ferrare-Florence, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Renaissance - Part 1, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Renaissance - Part 2, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Renaissance - Part 3: The Renaissance Popes, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Renaissance - Part 4: The Renaissance Popes, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Renaissance - Part 5: The Renaissance Popes, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Savonarola: 1452-1498, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Renaissance in Northern Europe, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Erasmus, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Close of the Middle Ages, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Reformation - Differing Evaluations and Descriptions, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Reformation - The Early Years of Martin Luther, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Reformation - The Early Years of Martin Luther, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Luther Before Cajetan and Miltitz, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Leipzig Debate, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Stormy Days of Luther's Break with Rome, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Luther at Worms, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Luther at the Wartburg Castle, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Luther and the Beginnings of a Lutheran Church, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

Submissions from 1980

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Luther Suffers Losses, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Reformation - Part 11, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Huldreich Zwingli: The Reformer of German Switzerland - Part 1, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Huldreich Zwingli : The Reformer of German Switzerland - Part 2, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Huldreich Zwingli: The Reformer of German Switzerland - Part 3, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Huldreich Zwingli: The Reformer of German Switzerland - Part 4, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Huldreich Zwingli: The Reformer of German Switzerland - Zwingli's Death, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Anabaptists - Part 1, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Anabaptists - Part 2, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Anabaptists - Part 3, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Anabaptists - Part 4, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Anabaptists - Part 5, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Anabaptists - Part 6, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Anabaptists - Part 7, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Anabaptists - Part 8: The Mennonites, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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John Calvin's Early Years, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Seventy-fifth Anniversary Homecoming Chapel (featuring A Cappella), LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

Submissions from 1981

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John Calvin and the Reformation - Part 3, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Calvin's First Attempt at Reformation in Geneva, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Calvin in Strasbourg, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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John Calvin and the Reformation - Part 6, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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John Calvin and the Reformation - Part 7, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Triumph Years: 1555-1564, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Calvin's Last Days, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Henry VIII, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Henry VIII - Part 2: Break With Rome, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Henry VIII - Part 3, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Edward VI, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Queen Mary and England's Return to Catholicism, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Queen Elizabeth and England's Return to Protestantism, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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English Bibles in the Reign of Elizabeth, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Problems in Elizabeth's England, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Triumph of Queen Elizabeth I, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Beginning of the Scottish Reformation, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Rise of John Knox, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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John Knox on the Path to Reformation, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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John Knox as a Reformer in England and on the Continent, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Struggle for the Reformation: Mary de Guise, the Lords, and John Knox, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Early Years of the Established Scottish Protestant Church, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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John Knox and Mary Stuart, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

Submissions from 1982

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Triumph of John Knox and Presbyterianism, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Counter-Reformation or Romam Reformation and Roman Revival, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Early Reform Movements Within the Roman Church, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Ignatius Loyola and the Jesuits, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Emperor Charles V and the Struggle for Germany, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Foreign Missions in the Roman Revival, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Great Saints of the Revival, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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After Trent and the Three Great Reforming Popes, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Last Years of Martin Luther, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Religious Wars and the Peace of Augsburg, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Lutheranism in the Scandinavian Countries, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Times of James I of England, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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King James Bible, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Huguenots: The Reformation in France - Part 1, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Huguenots: The Reformation in France - Part 2, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Huguenots: The Reformation in France - Part 3, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Huguenots: The Reformation in France - Part 4, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Socinianism - Part 1, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Socinianism - Part 2, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Socinianism - Part 3, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Socinianism - Part 4, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Socinianism - Part 5, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Socinianism - The Rakowian Catechism, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Eastern Orthodox Church in the Reformation Period, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

Submissions from 1983

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Dutch Reformation - Part 1, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Dutch Reformation - Part 2, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Melanchthon, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Heinrich Bullinger, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Martin Bucer, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Theodore Beza, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Thirty Years War, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Rise of the Congregationalists, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Baptists, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Triumph of Presbyterianism and Independancy Over Anglicanism, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Settlement in England: The Restoration and the Glorious Revolution, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Beginnings of the Modern Period of Church History, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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George Fox and the Society of Friends (Quakers), LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Spread of the Quakers in the Face of Persecution, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Deists, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Second and Third Generation of Deists, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Church's Answer to Deism, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Church in France Under Louis XIV: Jesuits, Huguenots, Gallicanism..., LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Devotional Treasures from the Golden Age of France, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Rome and Jesuits vs. Quietists in the Golden Age of France, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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French Naturalism, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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French Revolution, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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French Attempt to Replace Christianity With a New Religion, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Napoleon and the Pope, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

Submissions from 1984

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Germany After the Wars of Religion, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Johann Arndt's True Christianity, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Philipp Jakob Spener and Pietism, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Philip Jakob Spener and the Development of Pietism, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Church Beginnings in America - Part 1, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Church Beginnings in America - The Protestants, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Church Beginnings in America - The Pilgrims of Plymouth, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Church Beginnings in America - The Puritans, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Church Beginnings in America - Catholicism in the Colonies, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Church Beginnings in America - The Baptists, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Church Beginnings in America - Denominational Makeup of the 13 Colonies, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Church Beginnings in America - The Dutch Reformed Church, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Church Beginnings in America - From New Amsterdam to New York, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Church Beginnings in America - The Quakers, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Church Beginnings in America - William Penn's 'Holy Experiment', LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Church Beginnings in America - Continental Religious Groups in America, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Church Beginnings in America - The Moravian Brethren, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Church Beginnings in America - Other German Groups in America, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Church Beginnings in America - German Reformed Church, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Church Beginnings in America - The Prebyterians, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Church Beginnings in America - Scots-Irish Prebyterians, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Events and Conditions Leading Up To the Great Awakening, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

Submissions from 1985

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Great Awakening, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Great Awakening in the Middle Colonies, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Jonathan Edwards and the Great Awakening, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Second Great Awakening, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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George Whitefield and the Evangelical Revival in Britain, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Whitefield's Later Years, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Jonathan Edwards and New England Theology, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Jonathan Edwards at Stockbridge and the Aftermath of the Great Awakening, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Aftermath of the Great Awakening, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Baptists in America Before the Revolution, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Baptists and the Great Awakening in New England, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Growth of the Baptists in the Middle Colonies and in the South, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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John Wesley and the Rise of Methodism, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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John Wesley and the Rise of Methodism - The Oxford Methodists, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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John Wesley and the Rise of Methodism - The Holy Club, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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John Wesley and the Rise of Methodism, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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John Wesley and the Rise of Methodism, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Wesleys and Methodism in England, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Methodist Beginnings in America, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Churches and the American Revolution, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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American Independence, Religious Freedom and the Churches, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Protestant Episcopal Church, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Reorganization of American Churches After the Revolution, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Some Smaller American Churches, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

Submissions from 1986

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Evangelical Revival in Great Britain, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Story of a Dream : Unity Through Restoration, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Barton W. Stone and the Presbyterians, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Cane Ridge Revival, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Springfield Presbytery, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Barton W. Stone and Kentucky Christians: Early Problems, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Barton W. Stone and the Christians in the West, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Barton W. Stone, Evangelist of Christian Unity, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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Rice Haggard, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis

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David Purviance, LeMoine Gaunce Lewis