Emma Johnson


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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Christian universities and colleges, Education, Higher., Restoration movement (Christianity), Women in Christianity.

Global History Chapter

10. The Emergence of Christian Churches/Churches of Christ


Johnson University

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This 1925 letter from president of Johnson Bible College (JBC), Emma Johnson (1863-1927), gave several reasons for her choice to deny affiliation with the newly established Christian Restoration Association (CRA). The letter reveals Johnson's firm stance on the independent nature of JBC. It demonstrates the tensions between "cooperatives" and "independents" in the 1920s and the process by which an institution could be invited to affiliate with the conservative CRA. Beyond that, it shows the work of one of the first female presidents of a college in the United States.


Metadata description by Chance Juliano


Emma Johnson, Johnson Bible College, James Deforest Murch, Christian Restoration Association, women in Christianity, Women in higher education, female leaders in higher education