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George Scott (1804-1874)

Historical

April 2012
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George Scott (1804-1874)

George Scott (1804-1874) George Scott was a key figure in the nineteenth-century evangelical awakening in Sweden. Margaret Scott, wife of Tailor Robert, gave birth to George on 18 June 1804.The Scott family belonged to a Methodist church, but later joined the Church of Scotland. Scott’s Presbyterian upbringing left an indelible impression on him.    Leaving…

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Shall we unite with Rome? (2)

Historical

April 2012
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Shall we unite with Rome? (2)

Shall we unite with Rome? (2) Fifty years after Vatican II, the late W. J. Grier’s analysis (see March ET also) remains as incisive as ever. Far from the Council being a triumph for Reformation principles, the pope affirmed that ‘nothing in traditional doctrine is really changed’. The Vatican Council ended, as it began,…

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John Paterson and Ebenezer Henderson

Historical

March 2012
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John Paterson and Ebenezer Henderson

John Paterson and Ebenezer Henderson These two nineteenth century missionary trail-blazers lived almost nomadic existences for an extensive part of their lives, travelling thousands miles across the expanses of Scandinavia and Russia. They were driven on by holy compulsion to spread the gospel through the translation, publishing and distribution of Bibles and tracts, in…

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The hymns of Charles Wesley (2)

Historical

February 2012
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The hymns of Charles Wesley (2)

The hymns of Charles Wesley (2) We have noted that there is an enduring popularity to Charles Wesley’s hymns, especially when set to rousing tunes, and we have already looked at some of these (January ET). Now let’s consider two more great Wesley hymns. Of O love divine, how sweet thou art! one Methodist…

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Dr D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

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February 2012
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Dr D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones There was concern once again over Lloyd-Jones’ health in the early summer of 1949. He felt exhausted and suffered from catarrh as well as other ailments, such as depression due to overwork. Wisely, he decided to seek the medical advice of his former hospital boss, Lord Horder. The latter had…

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Historical

January 2012
Articles > Historical

Welsh Calvinistic Methodism – a denomination and a declaration

Statue of Daniel Rowland at Llangeitho, Ceredigion (Roger Kidd) / CC BY-SA 2.0   Welsh Calvinistic Methodism — a denomination and a declaration It was an occasion that passed largely unnoticed outside Wales, but 2011 marked the anniversary of an event of great significance for the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists. Two hundred years ago, they…

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Joseph Hart (1712-1768)

Historical

January 2012
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Joseph Hart (1712-1768)

Joseph Hart (1712-1768) Joseph Hart was born in London 300 years ago. He became a pastor and hymn-writer, his most notable hymns being ‘Come ye sinners, poor and wretched’, ‘A Man there is, a real Man’, and ‘How good is the God we adore’. Having parents who were Calvinistic Independents, ‘I imbibed’, says Hart,…

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