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All articles by George Ella

Dr. George M. Ella, born in England in 1939. He sat under the ministry of Dr D Martyn Lloyd-Jones. He studied theology, history,
library science, linguistics. He has lived in Mülheim an der Ruhr for 32 years.
He held various positions in teaching, examination and librarianship. In particular, he has studied the life, work, and theology of
forgotten Reformed theologians from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, including William Cowper, James Hervey, John Gill,
Andrew Fuller, William Huntington, and Augustus Toplady.

Historical

October 1995
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Herman Witsius – Man of Covenant

There has always been two ways of viewing God in relation to man. He is seen by some as the God of order, ruling his universe with standard which reflect his eternal nature and which are revealed through the Scripture and which are demanded of man. What man cannot do to keep God's covenant…

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September 1995
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The beauties of Ralf Erskine

Wlan of Aberdeen published Ralf Erskine's writings under the above title, he was not thinking of the appearance of the man he admired but of the spiritual gems revealed in his fine sermons and poetry. Gentle James Hervey gave most of his books away but he kept Erskine's Gospel sonnets on his writing desk…

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July 1995
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Hannah More

Covent Garden theatre was viewed by eighteenth-century evangelicals as the greatest corrupter of morals in the kingdom. Playwrights spent their lives dreaming of putting on plays there as the crown of their life's work. One popular dramatist Hannah More, though very young, succeeded in having her plays run for weeks on end at Covent…

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June 1995
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Henry Martyn: pioneer missionary

During the 1830s a great poet emerged in America who was speedily acclaimed as 'The Cowper of the West', because of his deeply experimental religious verse. His name was John Greenleaf Whittier and he, like Cowper, had the spread of the gospel at heart. Cowper's verses praised the work of the Moravians who had…

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May 1995
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David Brainerd: God’s Hiawatha

During my youth, two things fought for pre-eminence in my imagination: the call of the wild and my flights of fancy on the wings of poetry. I loved to follow in my mind's eye the adventures of Pathfinder and the Last of the Mohicans. Even more enrapturing were the true American backwoodsman tales of…

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January 1995
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Cotton Mather (1663-1728): Puritan Pietist

Cotton Mather, grandson of the American Puritan pioneers John Cotton and Richard Mather, was born on 12 February 1663, in Boston, Massachusetts, the first child of Increase and Maria Mather. His life was remarkable from the beginning as he started to pray, read and write simultaneous with his acquirement of his mother tongue, so…

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