Title of Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection consists of Charles M. Neal's notes for his debate with Foy E. Wallace, Jr. published as the Neal-Wallace Discussion on The Thousand Years Reign of Christ. It is composed of various study notes on discussion sessions (labeled 1-5). Included are an addendum and an index. The collection consists of one set of the original notes and a set of copies of all of the notes. The collection is arranged chronologically and is from 1933.
Charles McKendree Neal was born in 1878. He was married twice. His first marriage was to Glenn Vanderpool. Glenn passed away giving birth to their first child in 1906. He married Anna Winifred Bottorff in 1908. In their marriage she bore six children to him. He entered Potter Bible College in Bowling Green, Kentucky, around 1906 or 1907, and finished his ministry studies in September 1909. He preached Linton, Indiana; Dugger, Indiana; Portland, Maine; and Winchester, Kentucky. In Winchester he preached for the Main Street Church of Christ until his retirement from full-time work in 1940. Neal was a dispensational premillennialist and his views on eschatology thrust him into national attention among the Churches of Christ. He held two debates with Texas preacher, Foy E. Wallace, Jr., who held to an amillennial view of the Kingdom. The first debate took place in Winchester, Kentucky, the latter in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The initial debate, for which the notes in this collection were prepared, was published as the Neal-Wallace Discussion by Gospel Advocate Company in 1933. In his latter years, Neal preached across the Midwest, the Great Plains, and as far south as Florida. He was affiliated with the Bible Truth Society and Biblical Research Society. He died in 1956 of uremic poisoning.
Charles M. Neal Family
Arranged in numerical order (separated by folder), followed by the addendum and index. Following the original set is a set of copies of the sessions (separated by folder). Following those a full set of copies (all contained in one folder).
[First Folder] Finding Aid
Sessions 1-5 respectively
Paper copies of Folders 1-7 respectively
Complete copy (all parts)
Neal, Charles McKendree (1878-1956)
Wallace, Foy Esco, Jr. (1896-1979)
Extent of Collection
0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #37
Center for Restoration Studies
[identification of item], [file or folder name], Charles McKendree Neal Papers, 1933. Center for Restoration Studies MS #37. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.
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Finding Aid created by
Reid, Audrey Schaffner, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz
Wallace, Foy E., Jr., 1896-1979
Neal, Charles M., 1878-1956
Finding aid for the Charles McKendree Neal Papers, 1933.
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