was minister of the Central Christian Church, Lexington, Kentucky, for 22 years.
He was a teacher in the
College of the Bible for a number of years as well. He, along with E.E. Snoddy and
Bower were a new generation of teachers in the COB replacing the J.W.
In 1917, teaching on evolution and the new liberal theology called, "destructive criticism," led to the confrontation and ultimate dismissal of H.L.
Calhoun and a different direction of the school that never would change.
This change in the school ultimately played a role in the split between
the Independent Christian Church and the new left-wing movement, The
Disciples Of Christ. Fortune wrote a book on the history of the Disciples
in the state of Kentucky.
Location of The
Grave of A.W. Fortune
Directions To Grave Here!
N38º 03.560' x WO 84º 30.497'
19 Ft. Accuracy
Grave Faces West
Section J Lot 176
Lexington Cemetery is one of the
most beautiful old cemeteries in America. It is located on West Main Street
heading away from downtown Lexington toward Leestown Pike. Turn right into the
main entrance past the office. Stay on Main Avenue passing Henry Clay Monument
on the left. Go until you pass section "K" then Section "J"
will be the next section. About halfway just before you see a wedged shaped
section "R," stop the car and go back a few rows in "J."
Fortune is just next to W.C. Bower.
Where Fortune Is Buried At Lexington Cemetery, Lexington Kentucky