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List of 2x2 Related Books
Revised March 4, 2024

List of Books about the 2x2 Church...

Books Exclusively about the Church without a Name, or Wm. Irvine

Books with References
to the Church without a Name or Wm. Irvine

Reference Books
that list the Church without a Name

Biographies, Autobiographies and Novels using 2x2 backgrounds
or references

Manuscripts, Thesis
& Essays about the Church without a Name
Unverified Books

Book Author Information; Obituaries

Non-English Books

NOTE: Telling The Truth has a hard copy of the documents, books, newspaper articles, references, etc. listed on this website. Any exceptions are noted.

Many of the following books are reprinted in the Publication Section of TTT

This list was compiled by Cherie Kropp-Ehrig

The Church without a Name, Cooneyites, Tramps, Dippers, Go-Preachers, etc.

The following are available and may be purchased: (most recent publications first)

By Cherie Kropp-Ehrig
Preserving the Truth: The Church without a Name and Its Founder, William Irvine
Clarion Call Publishing, Dallas, Texas, May 31, 2022, 630 Pages, 200 illustrations
Hardcover ISBN  9798985625011
Paperback ISBN  9798985625004
Ebook       ISBN 9798985625028

By Bob Williston
I Will Disentangle Myself and Leave
Litfire Publishing , June, 2018, 352 pages
SBN: 978164151425-5
Order from Amazon or Litfire

By Elizabeth Joy Coleman 
Cult to Christ - The Church With No Name and the Legacy of the Living Witness Doctrine
Adeline Press, April, 2015, 232 pages
ISBN-10: 0994295308; ISBN-13: 978-0994295309
Order from Amazon, Kindle or Paperback

By Gene & Grace Luxon
Has the Truth Set You Free
Second Edition; published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 16, 2012)
ISBN-10: 1475081324
ISBN-13: 9781475081329
Order from Amazon
First Edition; Published by Authors, 1990 (No ISBN) out of print
Note: Gene Luxon passed away October 2, 2008; Grace on June 9, 2018.

By Joan F. Daniel, Compiler
Reflected Truth - Former Workers and Followers Unmask Life in a Large, Little-known Sect, 1996
Published by Research & Information Services, Inc., Sisters, Oregon
Order from Amazon

Daurelle Chapman, Compiler
Reflections - The Workers, the Gospel and the Nameless House Sect, 2019 (2nd Edition)
(ISBN 9780963941947 paperback) Additional stories by Dot Berry and Tom Schroeder included
Reflections - The Workers, the Gospel and the Nameless House Sect, 1993 (1st Edition)
(ISBN 096341917 paperback)
Published by Research & Information Services, Inc. Bend, Oregon
Order from Amazon

By Kevin N. Daniel
Reinventing the Truth: Historical Claims of One of the World's Largest Nameless Sects, 1993
(ISBN 0963941909);
Published by Research & Information Services, Inc., Bend, Oregon
Order from Amazon

By Lloyd Fortt
A Search for the Truth: The Workers Words Exposed, 1994 (ISBN 0-9639425)
Research & Information Services, PO Box 1685, Sisters, OR 97759
Published by RIS
Order from Amazon

By J. Hawthorne Elorreaga
The Two-by-Twos: A Brief History Evaluation
House of Hawthorne, July 16, 2022
Kindle e-pub: ASIN B0B6T9H829, 68 pages, 3989 KB

The following books are out of print, but are available online:

By Doug & Helen Parker - Out of Print
The Secret Sect, 1982 (ISBN 0959339809); MacArthur Press Pty. Ltd, Sydney, Australia
Also written by Douglas Parker:
Click Here to Read "A Spiritual Fraud Exposed," 1954; Utility Press, Padstow, NSW, Australia
Doug Parker passed away April 16, 2014.

By David Stone aka Kathleen Lewis
The Church without a Name, 1990; Published by Author (No ISBN)
Revised 2nd Edition published by Kathleen Lewis, 2004 
Click here to Read on TLC

By Lynn Cooper
Click to Read: The Church With No Name - Known as The Cooneyites, Two by Twos, 1996

Click to Read: John Long's Journal (Unpublished)

By Alfred Magowan
Outline of the History of a Peculiar People from 1900-1931
Published by G.S., Sydney, Australia, 1931
Testimony of a Witness for the Defence, 1956
Cross-Examination of a Witness & Address to Jury,
Published by: The Portadown News, undated
Click Here to Read all three online

By William E. Paul
They Go About TWO BY TWO, The History and Doctrine of a Little Known Cult 
Reprinted in TTT by permission of author
News and Truths, 1968
Impact Publications, 1977
Click Here to Download pdf copy from RIS website

By W.C.T. (William C. Trimble) (From the "Impartial Reporter")
The Tramp or Go-Preachers (Sometimes called Pilgrims), 1910
Impartial Reporter Printing Works, Enniskillen, No. Ireland  
Out of Print.
Click to Read on TTT
Click to Download pdf copy from RIS

By Willis Young - Died November 21, 2007
Click to Read: In Vain Do They Worship, 2000

By Amelia A. Atmore
Click to read: Secret Mormonism and Christian Science
G.F. Vallance, Publisher Christian Literature, Barkingside, Essex, U.K.

By Carol Woster
Click to Read: The No-Name Fellowship
Published by Great Joy Publications, 1988
Carryduff, Belfast, N Ireland BT8 8DN

By Anonymous Author, Coffeyville, Kansas
Click to read: A Cunning Cult
, undated (12 Pages);
Published after 1951 by Religion Analysis Service

By John MacDonald
Click to Read: The Go-Preachers or Cooneyites- Their practices and doctrines - Tested by the Scriptures
Published by The Christian Workers' Depot, 193--?
Publication Office and Depot, Commonwealth and Reservoir Streets, Sydney, Australia

By Rev. Canon Armstrong, B. A. (T.C.D.)
Rector of Templederry, Diocese of Killaloe (County Clare, Ireland)
Click to Read: The Cooneyites or "Dippers," 1910
Church of Ireland Printing & Publishing Co. Ltd., Dublin, Ireland

By W. M. Rule
Click to Read: The Cooneyites or Go-Preachers and their doctrines,
First Edition titled: Timely Warnings, 1917
Second Edition titled: Modern Heresies Exposed, 1919
Third Edition - Reprinted as Heresies Exposed, 1921, Bible Truth Depot, NY
Fourth Edition, 1955
Booklet Printed: The Cooneyites or "Go-Preachers" and their Doctrines by Loizeaux Bros., Inc. NJ
Edited by Wm. C. Irvine (William Carleton Irvine 1871-1946), Loizeaux Bros., Neptune, NJ

By: Author Unknown
The Cooneyites Or Go-Preachers - A Warning
Reprinted from Our Hope (Magazine) 456 Fourth Ave, NY, January, 1924
Printed in USA as booklet Loizeaux Bros., Bible Truth Depot, NY


By Patricia Roberts - Passed away Sept. 29, 2014 - Out of Print
1. The Life and Ministry of Edward Cooney, 1867-1960, 1990
(ISBN 0951010948)
2. Selected Letters, Hymns and Poems of Edward Cooney, 1867-1960, 1991 (no ISBN)
3. Selected Letters of Fred Wood 1890-1986, 1997 (no ISBN)
4. The Go Preacher Movement- An Anthology, 2000 (no ISBN)
William Trimble, Ltd., Enniskillen, N. Ireland
Patricia Roberts passed away September 29, 2014.

By Irvine Grey
"Two by Two" The Shape of a Shapeless Movement:  A Study of a Religious Movement Started in Ireland in 1897 by William Irvine and Edward Cooney
Published by Lisburn by Impression Print and Designs NI Ltd, 2012
ISBN 9780957539006
Out of Print - Irvine Grey passed away February 25, 2019

By Crisp, Cedric, Compiler
Over 100 Years of Fond Memories in Photos, 2012 (563 pages)
Printed by Bookprint Pty Ltd., 69 Boland St., Launceton, Tasmania 7250
Out of Print.

By Everett C. Oman
The Bigots of Boscobel, 1992
Published by Pandoran Publishing Co., Anacortes, WA  98221
Author deceased, 2004, Anacortes, WA

By Phebe Ava Spiller
On the Rungs of a Ladder - Steps out of Darkness, 2003  
ISBN 13-9781616112684
Spiller Productions

By Alfred Trotter (unpublished - unavailable)
Unpublished Letter: "To My Sister Edith Trotter, Sydney, N.S.W.
January 8, 1968
193 handwritten pages. 

Order Books in North America from Amazon

Order Books in Australia from:
E. Coleman
Address: 7 Sollya Place Rivett ACT 2611 Australia.

Order the following books from Faith Mission one of their Bookshops:

Faith Mission
2 Drum Street
Edinburgh, EH17 8QG Scotland

Faith Mission Bookshop
     5-7 Queen St
     Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland BT1 6EA
     Tel: 01232 225410

Spirit of Revival (story of the Faith Mission) by I. R. Govan
Publisher: Stanley L. Hunt Ltd., Rusheden, Northhamptonshire, GB  U.K.

Heritage of Revival (history of Faith Mission) by Colin Peckham
Faith Mission Publishing, 1986, Edinburgh, Scotland  U.K.   ISBN: 0-9508058-1-5
May be read on TTT

By J. B. McLean, and others (no publishing date)
Faith Triumphant - A Review of the Work of The Faith Mission 1886-1936

By J. G. Govan:
In the Train of His Triumph - Reminiscences of the Early Days of the Faith Mission

Compiled by Andrew W. Bell:  Songs of Victory
(Hymnbook used by Faith Mission)
Published by Life Indeed, Third Edition 1952;  Fourth Edition, 1998
This book is available from any Faith Mission Bookshop.

BRIGHT WORDS, Monthly Magazine of Faith Mission (Bright Words is now called: First Magazine) CLICK HERE to go to BRIGHT WORDS TEXT on TTT Reprints of the editions of Bright Words .

Professing Veteran Reunion Memory Books

Ft. Sam Houston Army Reunion 1965-1972 Memory Book; San Antonio, Texas;
June 17-19, 1992; Pioneer Printing Co., 1712 Macklind Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

World War II Reunion Memory Book;Charleston, SC; April 19-21, 1995;
Pioneer Printing Co., 1712 Macklind Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

World War II Reunion – McCarran House, Sparks, Nevada;  April 13-15, 1999
Publisher of book unknown.
World War II Reunion - 1989 Memory Book - source unknown
World War II Reunion - 1992 Memory Book - source unknown

Books With References
To The Church Without a Name, Two by Twos, Cooneyites, Tramps, Dippers, Go-Preachers, etc.

(In order by Author 's Surname)

By Dair Rioga Local History Group
All in Good Faith
Leinster Leader, Naas, Co. Kildare; 2005
See: Chapters 70-71 - The Church With No Name, p.322 - 336
About the history in County Meath, Ireland
(Has no ISBN Number)

By Leonard Ashby
A Different Gospel, An examination of the teaching of the Cooneyites
By Pickering & Inglis, London, 1939
See: 14 pages - Out of Print

By Paul Baker
King and Country Call - New Zealanders, Conscription and the Great War;
Auckland University Press, NZ, 1988
ISBN 9781 869400347
See: "Testimony of Jesus," Pp 173

By Ballinamallard Historical Society
Ballinamallard, Enniskillen,  N. Ireland, BT94 2 FY,  2004
Ballinamallard, a Place of Importance
Read:  "The Crocknacrieve Conventions,"  Pp 64-72
About the history of Ballinamallard, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.  200 pages

By James A. Beverley
Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions - A Comprehensive Introduction to the Religions of the World
Thomas Nelson Inc., Publishers - Out of Print - Read book on line here
See: The Two-by-Two's
ISBN-13 9780785244912 (2009 version available at

By William H. Brackney
Historical Dictionary of Radical Christianity
Publisher: Scarecrow Press, 2012, Lanham, Maryland
Pages: 322-324 Walkerites

David G. Bromley, Editor
Religion and the Social Order - Sex, Lies, and Sanctity: Religion and Deviance in Contemporary North America
M.J.Neitz & M.S. Goldman, Editors also; 
JAI Press, 1995 Greenwich, Connecticut. (ISBN  1-55938-904-4)
Read Chapter:  "Christians in Hiding: The 'No Name' Sect," Pp37-55 by Benton Johnson.
Click Here to read on-line: 
Order today from Amazon 

By: David G. Bromley
Future of New Religious Movements
Publisher: Mercer University Press, 1987
ISBN-10: 0865542384
ISBN-13: 978-0865542389

Steve Bruce
Religion in the Modern World - From Cathedrals to Cults
Oxford University Press, 1996
ISBN 0-19-878152-0
Page 70 (Cooneyites, Two by Twos)

Editors: Morton Klass and Maxine K. Weisgrau
Across the Boundaries of Belief: Contemporary Issues in the Anthropology of Religion
Publisher: Westview Press, Boulder, Colorado and Oxford, U.K.,1999
Article Title: "On Founders and Followers: Some Factors in the Development of New Religious Movements"
By Benton Johnson, Pp 377-379 (ISBN 978-0-8133-2695-5)
Click Here to read on line

By Elmer Talmadge Clark
The Small Sects in America
Abingdon Press, NY, 1949 Revised Edition, Page 184
Abingdon Press, NY, 1965 Revised Edition, Page 184
(ISBN 0844618624) Library of Congress No. 49-10200
See: "The Cooneyites or Go-Preachers," Page 184
Out of Print

By George J. Coalter
Memoirs or Selections from the Diary of Geo. J. Coalter
(Schoolmaster and Evangelist)
"Beaulah Hill," Enniskillen, N. Ireland
Written between the years of 1890 and 1950
Printed by William Trimble, Enniskillen
Pages 16, 54-56

By Rev. Richard Lee Cole, M.A. B.D.
History of Methodism in Ireland 1860-1960
Irish Methodist Publishing Co. Ltd., Epworth House, Belfast N. Ireland, 1960
See Heading: "World War, 1910-1920," Pp 100-101
Out of Print

One Methodist Church
By Richard Lee Cole, Charles Henry Crookshank
Irish Methodist Publishing Co. Ltd., Epworth House, Belfast N. Ireland, 1960
Page: 101

By John B. Cunningham, Esq.
Oscar Wilde's Enniskillen: Fermanagh on mid-Victorian Time 1864-1871
First Publisher: Davog Press, Belleek, County Fermanagh N. Ireland, 2002
Contact online Bookshop of Erne Heritage Tours
Read online on Google Books
Pp. 14, 65 ("Mr. Cooney")

By Dair Rioga Local History Group
All in Good Faith
Leinster Leader, Naas, Co. Kildare; 2005
See: Chapters 70-71 - The Church With No Name, p.322 - 336
About the history in County Meath, Ireland
(Has no ISBN Number)

By Dr. Eryl Davies
Truth Under Attack; Evangelical Press, 1996; County Durham, England
(ISBN: 0852343418)
See: "Cooneyites: 'Go Preachers,' "  Pp 99-101
Order today from Amazon 

By Dousemetzis, Harris with Gerry Loughran
Man Who Killed Apartheid, The: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas
Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd, Auckland Park, South Africa, 2018
See: Christian Church, Tom Tuff [Tuft], John Michaletos (aka Micheletos), James Johnson, Daniels, O'Ryans
Pp 84–85, 87–88, 91–92, 97, 100, 105, 107, 122, 12, 133, 158, 161, 178–182, 184–185, 199, 222, 247, 253, 262–263, 319–320, 364, 400 [Fn 16], 403 [Fn. 36]
(ISBN: 9781431427543)

Editor, Sean Dunne
The Ireland Anthology
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books, 1998
ISBN-10: 0312184298
ISBN-13: 978-0312184292

By Ronald M. Enroth
Churches that Abuse, 1992, Zondervan Publishing House;  (ISBN 0-310-53290-6)
Dr. Ronald M. Enroth, Professor of Sociology, Westmont College
955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, CA  93108-1099; Tel:  805/565-6776
See: "Two-By-Twos;" Pp 133-135, 155.

By David Grant
Out in the Cold - Pacifists & Conscientious; Objectors in New Zealand during World War II
Reed Methuen Publishers, Ltd, 1986 Auckland, NZ
See:  Christian Assembly, Pp 157, 165-6
Out of Print

By Iain Gray
Irvine - The Origins of the Irvines and Their Place in History
LangSyne Publishers Ltd. 2012 (ISBN 9781852172282)
See:  William Irvine, Page 28

By Esther C. Hall
My Book of Remembrance
Harlo Press, Detroit, MI, 1982

Edited by Richard Hanson
The James & Ina Hill Clan, 1987
The Hanson Book Company, Portland, OR
See: William Irvine, Pp 7-9
Out of Print

By F. H. Eva Hasell
Through Western Canada in a Caravan, 1st Ed 1925; 2nd Ed. 1927

Publisher: The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 2nd Edition
RE:  Canada - See Two by Twos, page 244

By Paddy Heaney, Pat Muldowney, Philip O'Connor and others
Coolacrease - The true story of the Pearson executions - an incident in the Irish War of Independence
Aubane Historical Society, 2008, Aubane, Millstreet, Co. Cork, Ireland
See: Chapter 5 - Pacificism and the Cooneyites, page 144-151
ISBN: 9781903497487

By Paddy Heaney
At the Foot of Slieve Bloom; History and Folklore of Cadamstown
Publisher: Kilcormac Historical Society; First Edition edition, 2000
ASIN: B000UX7208
Contains first account of events at Coolacrease in 1921

By Hephaestus Books (no author)
People from Kilsyth, including William Irvine, et al
Publisher: Hephaestus Books, 2011
ISBN-13-9781242679186 / 1242679189

By Branson Hopkins
Unmasking Christadelphianism: The Hopelessness of "The Hope"
Jubilee Publishers, PO Box 36-44 Wellington 6330 New Zealand
ISBN: 0958341788
See: Deceptive Influence, Wm. Irvine, p. 8

By James Hutchison
Weavers, Miners and the Open Book - A History of Kilsyth;
Cumbernauld, Scotland: Kelvinprint, 1986 (ISBN 0 9511362)
See: "Cooneyites," Pp 72, 170

By William C. Irvine, Compiler
Timely Warnings, 1917; renamed:  Heresies Exposed, 1973 (29 printings)
By W.M.Rule, Loizeaux Brothers, Neptune, NJ
See Chapter: "The Cooneyites or Go-Preachers and Their Doctrines,"  Pp 73-78
This chapter is a reprint of the booklet by W. M. Rule:
The Cooneyites or Go-Preachers - A Warning
Out of Print

By Dr. Cornelius J. Jaenen
The Apostles' Doctrine and Fellowship. 2003. A documentary history of the early church and restorationist movements.
(ISBN 1894508483)
Publisher:  Legas Publishing, Ottawa, Toronto 
4 Wood Aster Bay, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2R 1B3
TEL:  613-562-5217; FAX:  613-562-5138
See "Nameless spiritual fellowship," Pages 518-end.
Read Critique of this book

By Jessica Keyes
The Ultimate Multimedia Handbook
McGraw-Hill, 1997;
ISBN 13: 9780070345300
See Photos,  Pp 59.2-3

By Michael Largo
God's Lunatics; Lost Souls, False Prophets, Martyred Saints, Murderous Cults, Demonic Nuns, and Other Victims of Man's Eternal Search for the Divine
Harper Collins Publishers, 2010
ISBN: 978006172384-3
Pp 257-258

By Tom Lennie
Glory in the Glen - A History of Evangelical Revivals in Scotland 1880-1940
ISBN: 9781845503772
Christian Focus Publications, Geanis House, Fearn, Ross-shire, Scotland
Pp 166, 422-426

By Dr. P. J. Lineham
There We Found Brethren, 1977; Palmerston North, New Zealand
See:  Cooneyites, Pp. 81, 97
Out of Print

By Peadar Livingstone
The Fermanagh Story, 1969 Publisher:
Clogher Historical Society; St. Michael's College, Enniskillen, N. Ireland; 1990
Publisher: L.W.N. Hall, Booksellers; Enniskillen, No. Ireland;
Heading: "The Dippers," Page 234
Out of Print

Edited by Seamas Mac Annaidh
Publisher: Fermanagh Authors' Association, Enniskillen, 2008
The Fermanagh Miscellany 2
Chapter: Notes on Edward Cooney's family background, Page 45

By Lorri MacGregor
Coping with the Cults - Practical Insight for Concerned Christians, 1992
(ISBN 0890819408); Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, OR
See: "Cooneyites (Two by Twos)," Page 179
MacGregor Ministries

By William Edward Mann
Sect, Cult and Church in Alberta, 1955;
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Canada
RE:  Canada. See: "Cooneyites," Pp 15,27-28,30,33,45,56,70,108,110,116
Out of Print

By: W. E. Mann
Canada : a Sociological Profile
Publisher: Copp Clark Pub. Co., 1968

By George A. Mather, Larry A. Nichols and Alvin J. Schmidt, Editors, 2006
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Cults, Sects, and World Religions
Rev. and updated edition.
Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Michigan
ISBN 9780310239543
Formerly published as Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions, and the Occult
Zondervan, 1993
ISBN: 978-0310531005

By Methodist Historical Society of Ireland, 2013
Editor:  Robbin P. Roddie
Bulletin of Methodist Historical Society of Ireland
, Volume 18 (Number 34)
ISBN 2047-0649
Irish Methodism and The 'Go Preachers' pp. 135-154 (Chapter by Colin Kirkpatrick)

By Chad B. Moore
Testimony of Truth
Published by Haley Printing Press, 2006
ISBN:  149505370
Available from:  Chad B. Moore, P.O. Box 1377, Canyon, Texas 79015 USA

By John F. Mulholland
Hawaii's Religions, 1970; Charles E. Tuttle Co., Rutland, VT
See Heading:  "A Church without a Name," Page 205
Out of Print

Editors: Eileen M. Murphy and William J. Roulston
Fermanagh History and Society
Geography Publications, Dublin, 2004
ISBN: 0906602521
See: "Cooneyites," Pp 402-403

By Casper B. Nervig
Christian Truth and Religious Delusions, 1941;
Augsburg Publishing House, USA
See: Chapter IX, pp 132-3; "Two-By-Twos" By J. Oswald Sanders
Out of Print

Edited by Jerome Neu. 2002
In Memoriam: Norman O. Brown
Publisher: New Pacific Press, Santa Cruz, CA, 2005
Pp. 19-23 (Re: Gills at Ashmount in 1920's)
ISBN: 09712546-1-4
Click Here to read free on Google Books

By Arthur Carl Piepkorn
Profiles in Belief - The Religious Bodies of the United States and Canada, Vol. IV
Evangelical, Fundamentalist, and other Christian Bodies.  
Harper & Row Publishers Inc., June, 1979
ISBN: 0060665815 Out of print. (author died 1973)
Pp. 58 - 62

By Jon E. Quick
Odyssey of a Soul in Bondage
ISBN 9780963941954; Library of Congress Control No. 2007942144
112 pages, soft cover
The story of one man's journey out of the spiritual prison of psychological and emotional bondage
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By Reed, A. H.
On the Friendly Road - on foot through Otago, Canterbury, Westland, and the Haast
Publisher: A. H. & A. W. Reed in Wellington, Auckland, Sydney in 1964
Pp 126-127

By J. Oswald Sanders
Cults & Isms, Ancient and Modern
Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, MI, 1962
Publisher: Lakeland, 1969; Originally published in 1948
See Heading: "Cooneyites," Page 166
Out of Print

By J. Oswald Sanders and J. Stafford Wright
Some Modern Religions, 1963; The Tyndale Press, London, England  U.K.
See Heading: "Cooneyites," Page 69
Out of Print

Compiled and Edited by Clifford W. Smith
Yesterdays of Brome County, 1976; The Brome County Historical Society,
Publisher; Brome Lake, Knowlton, Quebec, Canada
RE:  Canada.  See pp. 119-120
Out of Print

By Alan Stanley
I met Murder on the way – The Story of the Pearsons of Coolacrease (Ireland)
ISBN: 095017588
The Leinster Leader Ltd., Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland, 2005
In Memory of Richard and Abraham Pearson, cruelly executed June, 1921
See: Cooneyites, Christian Conventions, pp 32-33
See also article about this book:

By Pamela Ruth Stewart
The Certainty of the Unexpected
Publisher: Onwards and Upwards Publishers, U.K.(September 5, 2012)
Read author's experiences about "The Way" in Chapter 2: Religion's Hard Road
ISBN 9781907509582  (148 pages)
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By Rev. C. C. Stimson
The Price to be PAID - The Tramp Preachers, 1988
Publisher: Peaceprint - The Brotherhood Church, Stapleton, Ponteract, Yorks
ISBN 8719300
See: pp. 47-49
Out of Print

By Stony Plain and District Historical Society
Along the Fifth:  A History of Stony Plain and District

Published by Stony Plain and District Historical Society, Stony Plain, Alberta , Canada, 1982
Article by Carlos Propp
RE: Canada - Joe and Minnie Kleven, pair of Canadian married Workers, p. 375

By Tony Taylor  (pseudonym)
Walk to Heaven, 1993
Publisher: Tony Taylor,  P.O. Box 404, Kwinana 6167 Western Australia
ISBN 0646162950
See pp. 23-24:  Guidance

By Joan Vincent
Encyclopedia of World Cultures. Vol. 4: Europe 
New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 1996
pp. 177-180.

By Rev F. J. Wilkin (Frederick John Wilkin)
Professor of Theology, Baptist College of Victoria (name changed in 1961 to Univ. of Melbourne)
Spiritualism and The Go-Preachers, or Cooneyites
Australian Baptist print, Glebe, N.S.W. Australia [19-?]
See Pp 13-16: The Go-Preachers, or Cooneyites
Out of Print

Edited by Bryan R. Wilson
The Social Impact of New Religious Movements,  First Edition, 1981
(ISBN 0932894097)
Unification Theological Seminary, Barrytown, NY. Distributor: Rose of Sharon Press, NY, NY;
Chapter by Roy Wallis, Professor of Sociology, Queens University, Belfast, Pg 97:
Yesterday's Children: Cultural and Structural Change in a New Religious Movement.
See: "Cooneyites," Pp 122-133
Note:  Reportedly Prof. Wallis committed suicide in the early 1990's.

By Bryan R. Wilson
Diskus Vol. 1 No. 2 (1993) also also:
The Persistence of Sects .
All Souls College Oxford
See pp. 1-12 ("the Testimony," "also known as Christian Conventions...Cooneyites, Go Preachers, Two-by-Twos")

By Windthorst History Book Committee, 1983
Windthorst Memories, A History of Windthorst and District,
Saskatchewan, Canada, 1806-1981; Windthorst, Saskatchewan, Canada
RE:  Canada.  See: "The Church In The Home," Page 258
Out of Print

Unverified Books with References
To the Church WIthout a Name, Cooneyites, Tramps, Dippers, Go-Preachers, etc.

NOTE: Internet research has determined that the following books contain references to the church called the Cooneyites, 2x2 church, Dippers, Two by Twos, The Way, Nameless House Church, Edward Cooney, etc. However, the library of Telling The Truth does not contain a copy of these books.

In Alphabetical Order by Author:

Title: A different Gospel: an examination of the teaching of the Cooneyites
Author: Leonard Ashby
Publisher: Pickering & Inglis, 19--?, London

Title: World Christian Trends, AD 30-AD 2200: interpreting the annual Christian megacensus
Authors: David B. Barrett, Todd M. Johnson, Christopher R. Guidry, Peter F. Crossing
Publisher: William Carey Library, 2001
ISBN: 978-0-8780-8608-5
Page: 299

Title: Challenging Religion: Cults and Controversies
Author: James Beckford
Publisher: Routledge, 2003
ISBN: 978-0-4153-0948-6
Pp. 15, 20

Title: Canadian Society; Sociological Perspectives
Author: Bernard R. Blishen
Publisher: Macmillan of Canada, 1968 (third edition)
RE:  Canada.  Page: ?

Title: The True Believers: oddities and curiosities of religious faith
Author: Peter Bowler
Publisher: Methuen, 1986
ISBN 978-0-4540-0986-6
Page: 49

Title: The A to Z of New Religious Movements?
Author: George D. Chryssides
Publisher: Scarecrow Press/Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.,
Lanham , Maryland , 2001
ISBN: 978-0-8108-5588-5
Pp: 330-331

Title: Historical Dictionary of New Religious Movements
By George D. Chryssides
Lanham, Maryland and London: Scarecrow Press, 2001
ISBN 0-8108-4095-2

Title: Dictionary of Christian Denominations
Author: Peter Day
Publisher: Continuum ( London), 2003
Page: ?

Title: New 20th-century Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge
Authors: James Dixon Douglas, Robert G. Clouse
Publisher: Baker Book House, 1991 (second edition)
Page: 237
(Cooneyites. A sect founded about 1885 in Northern Ireland by William Irvine and George Walker but later dominated by Edward Cooney...)

Title: The Faithful Tribe - An Intimate Portrait of the Loyal Institutions
Author: Ruth Dudley Edwards
Publisher: 1999 by Harper Collins, 1999
ISBN 0-00-255863-7.

Title: Cooneyiten: Eine Warnung
Author: Gideon J. Gerber
Publisher: Dalton, Ohio: G. J. Gerber, 1934

Title: Religions of Man: Facts, Fibs, Fears and Fables
Author: Charles Douglas Greer
Publisher: AuthorHouse, December 19, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-4389-0831-1
Pg. 329

Title: Understanding Social Change
Authors: Anthony Francis Heath, John Ermisch, Duncan Gallie, British Academy
Editors: Anthony Francis Heath, John Ermisch, Duncan Gallie
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2005
ISBN: 978-0-1972-6314-3
Page: 299

Title: Book of Witches
Author: Oliver Madox Hueffer
Current Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (reprint 2003)
Original Publisher: The Scolar Press, Ltd. (Ilkley, Yorkshire), Original Date: 1908
ISBN-13: 978-0-7661-4569-6
Page: 8
(shows that they were a known sect by 1908)

Title: Observers: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Author: Icon Group International, Inc.
Publisher: ICON Group International, Inc., 2008
ISBN 0546668178, 9780546668179
Pp: 392, 555

Title: The Joy of Sects: An A-Z of cults, cranks and religious eccentrics
Author: Sam Jordison
Publisher: Robson, 2005
ISBN: 978-1-8610-5905-5
Page: 226

Title: The "Finnegans Wake" Notebooks at Buffalo: Notebook VI.B.10
Volume 6
Authors: James Joyce, Vincent Deane, Daniel Ferrer, Geert Lernout
Publisher: Brepols, : 2001
ISBN: 2503509592
Page: 138 - Mentions "gifts to the Cooneyites"

Title: The Dictionary of Religious Terms
Author: Donald T. Kauffman
Publisher: Revell, 1967
Page: 132

Title: A Tipperary landed estate: Castle Otway, Templederry 1750-1853
Author: Miriam Lambe
Publisher: Irish Academic Press,1998
ISBN: 978-0-7165-2705-3
Page: 46 - Mentions a pamphlet published in 1910 called "The Cooneyites or Dippers: a plain refutation of their errors"

Title: The Encyclopedia of Cults, Sects and New Religions
Author: James R. Lewis
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Amherst, New York, 1998
ISBN: 1-57392-222-6
Page: 494

Title: Irish Migrants in New Zealand, 1840-1937: "The Desired Haven"
Author: Angela McCarthy
Publisher: Boydell Press, 2005
ISBN: 9781843831433
Page 245 - Quotes from a 1923 letter which mentions their existence. No other details.

Title: Journey into Malaya
Author: Amy McIntosh
Publisher: China Inland Mission,1956 (second edition)
Page: 187
Title: Journey into Malaya, 1965
Publisher: Good News Publishers, Westchester, Illinois
NOTE: The 1965 Edition is condensed from the book ''Journey into Malaya'' published by China Inland Mission/Overseas Missionary Fellowship.

Title:  Canada: A Sociological Profile
Author: William Edward Mann
Publisher: Copp Clark Publishing Co., 1971 (2nd Edition)
RE:  Canada.  See p. 424 - mentions the sending out of Two by Two itinerants into the Canadian countryside.

Title: The Irish Protestant Churches in the Twentieth Century
Author: Alan Megahey
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, November 4, 2000
ISBN: 978-0-3122-3601-4
Pp. 154-155

Title: Rural Life in Northern Ireland: five regional studies made for the Northern Ireland Council of Social Service, Inc.
Authors: John M. Mogey, Northern Ireland Council of Social Service
Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press, 1947
Pp: 29-30, 199

Title: The Feel of Truth
Author: Peter Munz
Publisher: Victoria University Press. 1969
Place: Wellington, New Zealand
Page: 52 (account of coming across a man in New Zealand who was a member of a group called "Cooneyites" though they called themselves "Christians" and seemed to have split at one time)

Title: The Nameless Sect Known as: "The Way", Cooneyites, Two by Twos, etc.
Publisher: Middleton Ministries, 1989

Title: Contagious conflict: The impact of American dissent on European life
Authors: Arie Nicolaas Jan den Hollander, European Association for American Studies
Publisher: E. J. Brill,1973

Title: The Latter-Day Saints' Millennial Star (Volume 68)
Publisher: Charles W. Penrose. Liverpool, England, 1908
Page: ? ("On that occasion a 'Cooneyite' showed his 'Christianity' by turning us out of his house after reasoning with us for two and a half hours.")

Title: Music in Rural New England Family and Community Life, 1870-1940 (Revisiting New England)
Author: Jennifer C. Post
Publisher: New Hampshire, October 22, 2004
ISBN: 978-1-5846-5415-5
Page: 295 (endnotes)

Title: Pentecostal Origins: Early pentecostalism in Ireland in the context of the British Isles, Studies in evangelical history and thought
Author: James Robinson
Publisher: Paternoster, 2005
ISBN: 978-1-8422-7329-6
Pp. 33-35

Title: The Road to St. Julien: letters of a stretcher-bearer from the Great War
Authors: William St. Clair, John St. Clair
Publisher: Leo Cooper, 2004
ISBN: 978-1-8441-5017-5
Page: 223

Title: Religious and theological abstracts (V. 40)
Author: William Sailer, Editor
Publisher: Theologial Publications, Inc.,1997

Title: A Sociological Yearbook of Religion in Britain (V. 1-4) Issues 2
Edited by David Martin of Socio-Religious Research Services
Publisher: SCM Press Ltd, 1969
Pp. 84, 102 (references Keith Crow’s thesis)

Title: Ayrshire
Authors: John Strawhorn, William Boyd
Publisher: Oliver and Boyd,1951
Page: 663

Title: Invitation to World Missions: A Trinitarian Missiology for the Twenty-first Century
Author: Timothy C. Tennent
Publisher: Kregel Academic, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Year: 2010
ISBN: 978-0-8254-3883-7
Page: 41 (brief mention of "the Cooneyites in Australia")

Title: Religions of Man: Facts, Fibs, Fears and Fables
Author: Charles Douglas Greer
Publisher: AuthorHouse, Bloomington, Indiana, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-4389-0831-1
Page: 329 (short definition for "Two-by-Twos")

Title: Mind you, I've said nothing: Forays in the Irish Republic
Author: Honor Tracy
Publisher: R. B. Luce,1968
Page: 125

Title: The Elusive Paradox
Author: William T. Voris
Publisher: Xulon Press, 2006
ISBN: 978-1-6003-4623-1
Page: 301

Title: The Concise Guide to Today's Religions and Spirituality: Includes Hundreds of Definitions of Sects, cults, and Occult Organizations
Author: James K. Walker
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers, 2007
ISBN-13: 978-0-7369-2011-7
Pp. 117-118

Title: Spiritualism and the Go-preachers, or Cooneyites‎
Author: Frederick John Wilkin
Publisher: Australian Baptist Print; Publish Date: 19??

Title: The Original Dr. Steve's Almanac of Christian Trivia: A Miscellany of Oddities, Instructional Anecdotes, Little -Known Facts and Occasional Frivolity
Author: Steve Wilkens
Publisher: IVP Books, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-8308-3438-9
Pp. 131-132

Title: Religious and Theological Abstracts (v. 40)
Publisher: Theologial Publications, Inc., 1997
Page: ?

Title: Parliamentary Papers
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Publisher: H.M. Stationery Office, 1912 (v. 118)
Page: ?

Title: Parliamentary Debates (Hansard)
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Publisher: H.M. Stationery Office,1912 (v. 43)
Page: ?

Title: The Journal of religious history, Volume 17
Author: Association for the Journal of Religious History
Publisher: Association for the Journal of Religious History,1992

Title: The Parliamentary debates (official report)., Volume 43
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Publisher: H.M.S.O., 1912

Non-English Books

Cooneyiten: Eine Warnung [Cooneyites: A Warning]
Author: Gideon J. Gerber
Overview based on the second English version
Dalton, Ohio, 1934

Reference Books That List The Church Without a Name

The Canadian Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition, Vol. I A-Edu, 1988
(ISBN 0-88830-326-2); Hurtig Publishers, Ltd, Edmonton, Canada
Heading: "Christians, Assemblies of," Page 424

By Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Active New Religions, Sects and Cults, 1993
Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., NY, NY; (ISBN 0-8239-1505-0)
Heading: "The Two-By-Two's," Page 298
Order 2nd Ed., 1997, Rosen Publishing Group;  ISBN:  0823925862
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By Dr. J. Gordon Melton
Encyclopedia of American Religions; The Gale Group, Inc, Detroit MI USA
9th Edition, 2017. pp 499 (ISBN 978-1-4144-0687-9)
8th Edition, 2009. pp 554-555 (ISBN 978-0-7876-9696-2)
7th Edition, 2003. (ISBN 0-7876-6384-0)
6th Edition, 1998. (ISBN 0-8103-8417-5)
5th Edition, 1996.  pp 501-02 (ISBN 0-8103-7714-4)
4th Edition, 1992.  pp 558-59 (ISBN 0-8103-6904-4)
3rd Edition, 1989. pp 507-09 (ISBN 0-685-48433-5)
Heading: "The Two-By-Two's"
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By J. Gordon Melton
Encyclopedia of American Religions, Vol. 1, 1978 (ISBN 0-8434-6437)
McGrath Publishing Company, Wilmington, NC; Pp 443-445; Footnotes 57-59 on Pg 550
Heading: "The Two-By-Two's"

By J. Gordon Melton, editor
Encyclopedia of Protestantism (Series: Encyclopedia of World Religions)
Publisher: Facts on File, 2005
ISBN-10: 0816054568
ISBN-13: 978-0816054565

Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religions
P.O. Box 90709, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-0709
Gale Research, 835 Penobscot Bldg, Detroit, MI  48226-4094

By Robert Humphreys and Rowland Ward
Religious Bodies in Australia - A Comprehensive Guide, Third Edition
(ISBN 0646-24552 X)
New Melbourne Press, 1995; 358 Mountain Hwy, Wantirna, Victoria, 3152
Pp 218-219

By Lefferts A. Loetscher, Editor
Twentieth Century Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge (The New Schaff-Herzog),
Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, MI, 1955; Heading: "Cooneyites," Page 298
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David Barrett, Editor
World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982
Oxford University Press, NY, NY; (ISBN 0-19-5724356);
Heading: "Cooneyites"
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David B. Barrett, George Thomas Kurian, Todd M. Johnson (Editors)
World Christian Encyclopedia: A Comparative Survey of Churches and Religions in the Modern World Volume I: The World by Countries: Religionists, Churches, Ministries, 2nd edition 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, NY, NY (ISBN: 978-0-1951-0318-2)
Pp. 146, 389, 681, 785, 825

Other Books with 2x2 References
Biographies, Autobiographies and Novels using 2x2 Backgrounds

In alphabetical order by author:

By Shelley Bates -
Title: Grounds to Believe
Steeple Hill Books, 2004, 2007 (ISBN 0-373-78610-7)
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By Shelley Bates -
Title: Pocketful of Pearls
FaithWords, 2005 (ISBN 0-446-69491-6)
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By Shelley Bates -
Title: A Sounding Brass
FaithWords, 2006 (ISBN 0-446-69492-4)
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By Henry de Waal
Title: The Church That Is In Their House, 1966
Myrtle Tree Press, 8120 Beddington Blvd NW, Suite 809, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T3K 2A8

By Saoirse Durant
Title: When the Truth Lies
Saoirse Durand, self-published July 16, 2023
ISBN: 978-9090375267
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By Eileen Fairweather, Roisin McDonough and Melanie McFadyean
Title: Only the rivers run free - Northern Ireland - The women's war,
Pluto Press, London & Sydney, 1984
ISBN: 0861046684
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By Bernice Gerard
Title: Bernice Gerard - Today and for Life
, 1988;
Welch Publishing Co., Inc.; 960 The Gateway, Burlington, Ontario L7L 5K7 Canada
ISBN: 1-55011-071-3
Title: Converted in the Country, 1956; pp 34-43
McColl-Gerard Publications, Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Order from:  Bernice Gerard Ministries, Box 2100 Blaine, WA, 98231
or Box 3366, Vancouver, BC  V6B 3Y3  Canada

By Neil Greene
Title: The Badgertots, 2004
Authorhouse, 1663 Liberty Drive #200, Bloomington, IN 47403 USA

By Faye Cashatt Lewis (M.D.)
Title: Nothing to Make a Shadow, 1972; Iowa State University Press, Ames, IA;
Chapter 15: The Preacher Ladies, Pp 119-124 
[NOTE:  Two sister workers in the story: Miss Hannah Nystrun who entered the work in Nebraska in 1913, and Miss Gibbs who was Emma Gill]
Out of Print

By Lou Mandler
Title: This Storied Land:  A Montana Memoir,
Publisher:  Pronghorn Press (
Library of Congress Control No. 2002105569
ISBN:  1-932636-05-6; paperback, 268 pages
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By L. M. Montgomery
Title: Mistress Pat - A Novel of Silver Bush,
Publisher: Oxford City Press (March 3, 2012)
pp 109, 158; see "go-preachers"
ISBN-10: 1781391041; ISBN-13: 978-1781391044
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By Michael Perry
Title: Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs and Parenting
Harper, April 21, 2009
ISBN: 0-061-24043-5
See pages: 76-78; 94-95; 309-312, 325-329; 333-334
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By Raymond Reid
Title: The Gate Seldom Found
Published by Harvest House Publishers, 2004
ISBN:  0-7369-1369-6
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By Will Weaver
Title: A Gravestone Made of Wheat
, 1989;  Short Story: "Gabriel's Feather," Pp 39-59
Simon and Schuster, NYC, NY
ISBN: 0968795609
"Author grew up in the faith but no longer follows it", (Birmingham Post-Herald, Birmingham, AL, Nov. 8, 1986, Page A3)
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By Will Weaver (Professor of English at Bemidji State Univ, MN, 2005)
Title: Full Service, 2005; 240 pages
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 03744324859
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By Bob Williston
Title: The Unworthy Servant
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation, 2008
ISBN: 13: 978-1-4363-3611-6 (Softcover)
ISBN: 13: 978-1-4363-3612-3 (Hardcover)
Pages: 405
Subject: FICTION / Religious
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By Bob Williston
Title: The Handmaiden's Diary
Publisher: Legaia Books, 2019
ISBN: 978-1-948738-82-8 (sc)
Out of Print

By Jayme Wium
The Way - The Truth - The Church with No Name
Self-published in Coppell, Texas USA, February 7, 2020
ISBN 978-1-077165342
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Non-English Books

Book Title: Cahiers de Littérature Orale, Issue 47
Publisher: Publications Orientalistes de France, 2000; Page 141

By Dr. Fritz Blanke
Kirchen und Sekten
Zwingli Veilag
Zurich/Stuttgart, Germany
Heading: "The Nameless Ones," Pp 66-67

By Oswald Eggenberger
Die Kirchen, Sondergruppen und Religiosen Vereinigungen
(The Churches, Special Groups and Religious Associations)
Heading: "Die Namenlosen," (The Nameless Ones) Pp 89-90

By Johannes Gründler,
Lexikon Der Christlichen Kirchen Und Sekten
Heading: "Disciples of Jesus"
Publisher: Herder & Co. Wien, 1961, Printed in Austria

By Kurt Hutten
Seher Grübler Enthusiasten
"Der Jünger Jesu," Pp 462-463

Religious Theological Bi-Monthly for Evangelical
Kirchlich--Theologische Halbmonatsschrift Für Evang. Geisthche

Jahrgang Nr. 7 (Yearly Edition No. 7)
Stuttgart, Germany
Heading: Für Arbeit und Besinnung
April 1, 1948; Pp 158-162

Cooneyiten: Eine Warnung
Author: Gideon J Gerber
Publisher: G.J. Gerber, Dalton, Ohio
Date: 1934

By Jildert de Boer
Wie Zijn Dat Die Twee Aan Twee Utigaan?

ISBN: 978-90-803836-6-1
Publisher: Verdieping en Aansporing
Nov, 2007 in Dutch language, 70 pages
Revised November, 2011 (now 203 pages) available in pdf format online at:
[Note: booklet downloads very slowly.]

Two by Two Movement with Sectarian Characteristics By Jildert de Boer
From: “The Challenge” A Dutch Evangelical Magazine [“Uitdaging"] Issue: December 2005

Book: El Protestantio En Chile (Protestantism in Chile)
Author: I. Vergara
Santiago de Chile: Editorial del Pacifico, n.d.
See: "Hermanos de 2 en 2," (The Two and Two Brethren) pp. 183-185

"Kristna i Sverige" (Christians in Sweden)
By Bo R. Ståhl and Bertil Persson
Kulter Sekter Samfund
"De Kristna Bröderna," Pp 238-239

Pre-1965 Periodicals - Magazines

Free Presbyterian Magazine and Monthly Record
Vol XL-No. 7, November 1936
Publisher: N. Adshead & Son, Glasgow, Scotland
Page 315: The Cooneyites at Work in the Highlands

Post-1965 Periodicals - Magazines

Concordia Theological Monthly published by Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, MO;
Vol. IX November, 1938, No. 11; p. 863 "Reports from Canada and from Illinois indicate that a new sect, known as Servants of God, Followers of Jesus, and Two-by-Twos, is causing disturbance in our congregations."
Vol. XLIII January 1972, No. 1;  Pp 36-41
"Brief Studies: Christian Fellowship (People on the Way, Disciples of Jesus, Friends, Two-by-Twos)"  By Arthur Carl Piepkorn (author deceased in 1970's)

Evangelical Times published by Evangelical Times Limited
 July, 1998; p 20
"Two-By-Twos: The Nameless Cult  by Eryl Davies

British Columbia Report published by BC Report Magazine Ltd., Vancouver, BC
September 15, 1997, p 28
"A Church Invisible - 'Sect or cult?' is the question a judge will have to answer"
by Joe Woodard

Religion Analysis Service, Inc.
PO Box 206, Chaska, MN 55318; Tel: 800-562-9153
Subject:  Cooneyites or 2x2s
The Discerner:
Vol 23, No. 2 Apr-June, 2003, Pp 13-15
"The Two by Two's (Cooneyites, Church With No Name, etc,)" by JoAnn Bevier
Vol XIV, No. 10 Apr-June, 1994, Pp 7-11
"The Two By Two's: The Workers' Nameless House Sect" by Bob N. Daniel
Vol XI, No. 9 Jan-Mar, 1985, Pp 9-11
"The Nameless Cult" by Ewald Eisele
Vol II, No. 9 Jan-Mar, 1958, Pp 12-15
"Who are the Cooneyites?" by Roy Divers

Western Catholic Reporter
By Sr. Louise Zdunich, Edmonton, Canada
Week of October 7, 2002
"Who are the Two by Twos?"

Plain Truth - Christianity Without the Religion
Though the Desert in a Cult with No Name
By Pastor Ken Armstrong
September/October 2009, pp 6-12

Unverified Periodicals

NOTE: Internet research has determined that the following periodicals contain references to the church called the Cooneyites, 2x2 church, Dippers, Two by Twos, The Way, Nameless House Church, Edward Cooney, etc. However, the library of Telling The Truth does not contain a copy of these periodicals.

In Alphabetical Order by Author:

Magazine Title: The Homiletic Review
An International Monthly Magazine of Current Religious Thought, Sermonic Literature and Discussion of Practical Issues (Vol. LVI) July to September 1908
Publisher: Funk and Wagnalls Company, New York,1908
Article Date: December 1908 (issue number 6) Page 454
Article Text:
The Religious Outlook Abroad (Our London Correspondent)
Irish Imitators of Tolstoy.
"Emulators of the famous philosopher of Yasnaya Polyana are scattered through all lands, but for the most part these disciples of Count Leo Tolstoy are successful only as caricaturists of his system, if indeed it can be said that so eccentric a thinker ever devised any system of religion. The newest Tolstoyans have sprung up in Northwest Ireland, their head center being the beautiful and prosperous town on the banks of the picturesque Lough Erne, Enniskillen, in County Fermanagh. But Tolstoy is not overtly recognized or acknowledged in this case, for the members of this cult call themselves Cooneyites, after their local leader. He insists on the adoption of the " Jesus Way, " that is to say, the manner in which the Savior lived and taught. These adherents give up all their money and possessions for mutual benefit, because, as Jesus had no substance, they must have none. All the characteristics of ecclesiasticism, such as sanctuaries, collections, salaries for ministry, musical instruments, and other features of organization are ascribed by these "simple life" eccentrics to the devil and are vehemently repudiated. Immersion is practiced, large numbers are being baptized every week, and so contagious is the zeal of these enthusiasts that many thousands have joined the movement. Unfortunately, it is characterized by the same bitterness of spirit which has been developed in connection with what is known as "Plymouth Brethrenism," and like animosity to all denominations is being displayed in the denunciations of the Cooneyites. They are extending their efforts over a very large district in Ireland."

Magazine Title: The Lincolnshire Magazine
Publisher: Lindsey Local History Society (V. 3), 1936
Page: 60

Religious History of New Zealand: A Bibliography (4th edition)
by Peter James Lineham
Published by Department of History, Massey University, 1993
ISBN 0908665792
See reference to Cooneyites

Magazine Title: The Windsor Magazine: an illustrated monthly for men and women (V. 39)
Publisher: Ward, Lock and Bowden, Limited, 1914
Page: 439

Title: The Lutheran Witness (V. 51)
Author: Lutheran Church-- Missouri Synod
Publisher: Concordia Pub. House, 1932
Page: 110
"They teach, among other things, that the Bible is a dead book unless interpreted by one of their preachers."

Title: The Northwestern Lutheran
Author: Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, 1932
Heading: The Cooneyites
Page: 39

Article Title: Leaving the Cooneyites: Analysis of the leaving process for long-term members of a sect, with Christine Wilson.
Author: Dr. Arnold Parr
Publication: Australian Religion Studies Review, 11, 1, 17--28. (Journal Article), 1998

Article Title: Out of Ireland, Local Ties, Embroider Exhibits Elegant View of 'Irish in Religion'
Author: Michael Eck
Publication: Albany Times Union ( Albany, NY)
Publisher: Thomson Scientific, Inc., August 30, 2001.

Article Title: When Faith Fails Children.
Author: Rita Swan
Publication: The Humanist. Volume: 60. Issue: 6;
Publisher: Gale Group, November 2000
Page: 11

Manuscripts, Thesis & Essays
About The Church Without a Name

By Keith W. Crow
The Invisible Church, 1964; Thesis, University of Oregon; Eugene, OR (289.9 C783C)
Note:  Reportedly Mr. Crow committed suicide.

By Wade Gardner
In the Beginning...of  'The Truth', 1995; Manuscript, Pepperdine University; Los Angeles, CA

By Ingrid (Larson) Hagen
Inside Religion, 1994; Manuscript, University of Phoenix; Phoenix, AZ

By Julene L Jones
Motivations for Disaffiliation from the Two-by-Two Sect

University of Kentucky, 2013

By Brian Onken
Two by Two: Also Known As: Go-Preachers, The Jesus way, Cooneyites
Date and publisher unknown

By Cindy Owre
The Two by Twos' Immigration to Canada - Reading Between the Lines of Pain
Unpublished Paper, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Received honorable mention in student essay contest (2007) for the Canadian Theological Society

By Shannon Leigh Vivian (For Soc 257)
New Religious Movements
2000, Manuscript, University of Virginia

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