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All articles from issue July 2019

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July 2019

Benjamin Beddome

Benjamin Beddome  was an English Particular Baptist minister and hymn writer. Beddome was born in Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, England, the son of Baptist minister John Beddome and Rachel Brandon. The family later moved to Bristol, where Beddome was apprenticed to a surgeon. At the end of his apprenticeship, he decided instead to pursue theological education…

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July 2019

John Berridge

John Berridge was an Anglican evangelical revivalist and hymnist. J. C. Ryle wrote that as one of “the English evangelists of the eighteenth century” Berridge was “a mighty instrument for good.”

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July 2019

Fred Mitchell

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Jock Purves

Jock Purves was born in 1901, the eldest of five children. Suffering from poor health as a child, he left school at the age of fourteen and became apprenticed as a moulder. Taking evening classes to make up for missed days at school, he found a delight in English language and literature, and Scottish…

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July 2019

Zachary Macaulay

Zachary Macaulay was a Scottish statistician, one of the founders of London University and of the Society for the Suppression of Vice, an antislavery activist, and governor of Sierra Leone, the British colony for freed slaves. Like his famous son Thomas Macaulay, he divided the world into civilisation and barbarism with Britain representing the…

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July 2019

William Chalmers Burns

Burns was brought up in a well-to-do household. The third son of a local church minister, William Hamilton Burns (1779–1859) and Elizabeth Chalmers (1784–1879). At the age of seventeen, Burns’ faith was strengthened through tragedy, and he subsequently commenced theological training at Marischal College in Aberdeen, and at the University of Glasgow’s Divinity Hall.…

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July 2019

Sarah Martin

Sarah Martin was a prison visitor and philanthropist. She was born at Great Yarmouth; and lived in nearby Caister. She earned her living by dressmaking, and devoted much of her time amongst criminals in the Tolhouse Gaol in Great Yarmouth. Born in June 1791, her father was a local tradesman. Orphaned at an early…

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John H Newman

John Henry Newman, was a theologian and poet, first an Anglican priest and later a Catholic priest and cardinal, who was an important and controversial figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century. He was known nationally by the mid-1830s. Originally an evangelical Oxford University academic and priest in the Church…

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