Title of Collection

Charles M. Neal, 1933


Charles M. Neal

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


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Scope and Content Note

This collection is a collection of Charles M. Neal's notes on the Neal-Wallace Discussion on The Thousand Years Reign of Christ. It is based and focused upon discussions and debates between Charles M. Neal, a dispensational premillennialist, and Foy E. Wallace, Jr., an amillenialist. 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, a set of copies of all of the notes, and a full set of copies of notes. The collection is arranged chronologically and is from 1933.

Biographical Note

Charles McKendree Neal was born in 1878. He was married twice. His first marriage was to Glenn Vanderpool. Glenn passed away giving birth to her first child in 1906. He was remarried to 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; Duggar, Indiana; Portland, Maine Winchester, Kentucky where he began preaching 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 discussion took place in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The initial debate was printed, the Neal-Wallace Discussion, published by the Gospel Advocate Company. The last years of Neal’s life he preached while traveling all over 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.

Donor Note

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).

Content List

Folder List: Folders 1-5: Sessions 1-5 respectively Folder 6: Addenda Folder 7: Index Folders 8-14: Paper copies of Folders 1-7 respectively Folder 15: Complete copy (all parts)


Churches of Christ--Texas, Churches of Christ--Texas (Abilene)



Extent of Collection

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #37

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Milliken Special Collections to make an appointment

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Reid, Audrey Schaffner

Subjects--Personal Names

Wallace, Foy E., Jr., 1896-1979; Neal, Charles M., 1878-1956


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