Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Ronald E. Osborn
Zachary Taylor Sweeney was one of the more popular and influential preachers of the Christian Church during the last quarter of the nineteenth century and first quarter of the twentieth century. He built the largest congregation of his brotherhood during his lifetime. He was one of the leading spokesmen of the conservative element of the Disciples during a very troubled period. Outside of church affairs he became prominent in political, governmental, chautauqua, and business circles.
Reeves, Robert E., "A Biography of Z. T. Sweeney" (1959). Graduate Thesis Collection. Paper 255.