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All articles & reviews tagged with william-grimshaw

Review

September 2017
Reviews > Book

Fine Gold from Yorkshire

Yorkshire is known for its food, athletes and cricketers. It should also be known for the number of notable Christians who have hailed from this county over the centuries. In Fine gold from Yorkshire, Faith Cook brings readers 21 biographies, plus eight brief summaries of men and women who gave their lives to Christ.…

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Historical

April 2013
Articles > Historical

William Grimshaw remembered

250 years after the death of William Grimshaw, his biographer Faith Cook commemorates an unsung hero of the Evangelical Revival. With any mention of the eighteenth-century Evangelical Revival, the names of George Whitefield, John and Charles Wesley, Howell Harris and others instantly spring to mind — instruments in God’s hands of that great work.…

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News

March 2009
News

News – William Grimshaw is back!

William Grimshaw is back!   It was Mrs Elizabeth Gaskell who first spread the rumour that Rev. William Grimshaw (1708-63) of Haworth used to horsewhip his reluctant parishioners from the local pub into church. The story was almost certainly highly exaggerated. But Evangelical Press reports that Grimshaw has again aroused alarm in the picturesque…

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William Grimshaw 1708-1763

Historical

September 2008
Articles > Historical

William Grimshaw 1708-1763

William Grimshaw 1708-1763   'The barren wilderness rejoiced and blossomed like the rose'. So wrote John Newton in a series of letters first published in 1799. He was not referring to the arid regions of the Sahara but rather to Yorkshire in the mid 18th century. Newton was not describing an agricultural phenomenon but…

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