Churches of Christ hymnody, USA

The Churches of Christ in the United States trace their beginnings to 1906 when they became generally recognized as a distinct Christian group of congregations. These congregations were previously associated with the Restoration Movement, also known as the Stone-Campbell Movement (Foster, p. 1779; see Disciples of Christ hymnody*). Because there are no national administrative offices, boards, publishing houses, or conferences, it is difficult to refer to them as a ‘denomination’. Indeed, there is no executive administration of any kind. There are several universities and colleges that identify with the Churches of Christ; however, these schools have no official connection other than an...

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