Ainslie, Peter III 1867-1934

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AINSLIE, Peter III 1867-1934

PERSONAL: Born June 3, 1867, in Dunnsville, VA; died February 23, 1934, in Baltimore, MD; son of Peter (a minister) and Rebecca Etta (Sizer) Ainslie; married Mary Elizabeth Weisel, 1925. Education: Attended Transylvania College, 1886-89.

CAREER: Minister of Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); worked as supply minister at a Christian church in Newport News, VA, 1889-91; Calhoun Street Christian Church (later Christian Temple), Baltimore, MD, pastor, 1891-1933. International Convention of Christian Churches, president, 1910; Council on Christian Union of the Disciples of Christ (also known as Association for the Promotion of Christian Unity and Council on Christian Unity), founder and president; Christian Unity League for Equality and Brotherhood, member, beginning 1927; Church Peace Union, member of board of trustees; conference organizer and participant in the United States and abroad; lecturer at educational institutions. Local advocate for religious, racial, and ethnic unity; founder of nondenominational club for working girls, 1899.


Plain Talks to Young Men on Vital Issues, Christian Publishing (St. Louis, MO), 1897.

Religion in Daily Doings, 1903.

Studies in the Old Testament, 1907.

God and Me, Temple Seminary Press (Baltimore, MD), 1908, published as God and Me: Being a Brief Manual of the Principles That Make for a Closer Relationship of the Believer with God, Fleming H. Revell (New York, NY), 1909.

Among the Gospels and the Acts: Being Notes and Comments Covering the Life of Christ in the Flesh, and the First Thirty Years' History of His Church, Temple Seminary Press (Baltimore, MD), 1908.

The Unfinished Task of the Reformation, 1910.

Introduction to the Study of the Bible, 1910.

My Brother and I: A Brief Manual of the Principles That Make for a Wider Brotherhood with All Mankind, Fleming H. Revell (New York, NY), 1911.

The Message of the Disciples for the Union of the Church, Including Their Origin and History, Fleming H. Revell (New York, NY), 1913.

Christ or Napoleon—Which?, Fleming H. Revell (New York, NY), 1915.

Working with God; or, The Story of a Twenty-five-Year Pastorate in Baltimore, Christian Board of Publication (St. Louis, MO), 1917.

Towards Christian Unity, Association for the Promotion of Christian Unity (Baltimore, MD), 1918.

If Not a United Church—What?, Fleming H. Revell (New York, NY), 1920.

(With H. C. Armstrong) A Book of Christian Worship for Voluntary Use among Disciples of Christ and Other Christians, Seminary House Press (Baltimore, MD), 1923.

The Way of Prayer, Fleming H. Revell (New York, NY), 1924.

(With H. C. Armstrong) The Scandal of Christianity, Willett, Clark & Colby (Chicago, IL), 1929.

Some Experiments in Living, Association Press (New York, NY), 1933.

Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit, Bethany Press (St. Louis, MO), 1968.

Contributor to books, including Week-day Sermons in King's Chapel: Sermons Preached to Week-day Congregations in King's Chapel, Boston, edited by Harold Edwin Balme Speight, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1925; and Recollections and Reflections, by Newman Smyth, Scribner (New York, NY), 1926. Christian Union Quarterly, cofounder, 1911, editor, 1911-34.



Baltimore Sun, February 24, 1934; February 27, 1934.

Christian Century, March 7, 1934.

Christian-Evangelist, March 1, 1934; March 8, 1934.*