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May 2019

William Booth

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January 2019

William Carey

  William Carey (17 August 1761 – 9 June 1834) was a British Christian missionary, Particular Baptist minister, translator, social reformer and cultural anthropologist who founded the Serampore College and the Serampore University, the first degree-awarding university in India. He went to Kolkata, West Bengal, India in 1793, but was forced to leave 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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March 2019

William Grimshaw

He was born in Brindle in Lancashire County (southeast of Preston and about 10 miles west of Grimshaw in Eccleshill). He was educated for ministry in the Church of England. During his tenure as head of the church in Haworth, he became a strong evangelist and worked closely with the Wesley brothers during the era…

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June 2019

William Perkins

The great Puritan preacher and theologian William Perkins was born in 1558 in Marston Jabbet in Warwickshire, and received his formal education at Christ’s College, Cambridge. He graduated B.A. in 1581, but remained at Christ’s as a fellow until 1595; he served as lecturer (preacher) in the church of Great St Andrews from 1584…

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July 2019

William Romaine

William Romaine, evangelical divine of the Church of England, was author of, the trilogy The Life, the Walk, and the Triumph of Faith. Romaine was born at Hartlepool, County Durham, on 25 September 1714, the son of a corn merchant of French Protestant descent. He was educated at Houghton-le-Spring Royal Kepier Grammar School and…

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January 2019

William Tyndale

William Tyndale was an English scholar who became a leading figure in the Protestant Reformation in the years leading up to his execution. He is well known for his translation of the Bible into English. He was influenced by the work of Desiderius Erasmus, who made the Greek New Testament available in Europe, and…

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February 2019

William Wilberforce

William Wilberforce (24 August 1759 – 29 July 1833 was a British politician, philanthropist, and a leader of the movement to stop the slave trade. A native of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, he began his political career in 1780, eventually becoming a Member of Parliament for Yorkshire (1784–1812). He was independent of party. In…

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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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