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  • The Evangelical Group

    from A History of Preachingby F. R. Webber Not all of the evangelical clergy of the eighteenth century were members of the Methodist group. During those remarkable middle decades of the eighteenth century men appeared in various parts of England and began to preach sin and grace. In England we find such men as Grimshaw, […]

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  • The Evangelical Awakening

    from A History of Preachingby F. R. Webber The period of spiritual deadness that marked the closing decades of the seventeenth century and the first three or four decades of the eighteenth was followed by a remarkable era known as the Evangelical Awakening. Like many significant epochs in Church History, it made its appearance almost […]

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  • The Period of Apathy

    from A History of Preachingby F. R. Webber The last three decades of the seventeenth century and the first thirty years of the eighteenth were times of spiritual deadness not only in Great Britain, but throughout the world. Spiritual awakenings and spiritual declines are not often confined to one country. If we find a period […]

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  • The Puritan Age

    from A History of Preachingby F. R. Webber As early as the days of Edward VI, who reigned from 1547 to 1553, there were men who believed that the English Reformation had not gone far enough. John Hooper, when elected bishop of Gloucester, objected to the use of episcopal vestments, and was imprisoned for a […]

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  • The English Reformation

    from A History of Preachingby F. R. Webber The fundamental cause of the English Reformation has long been a matter of dispute. One school of historians would have us believe that its origin may be traced to the desire of King Henry VIII to divorce Catherine of Aragon. Others will tell us that the English […]

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  • The Pre-Reformation Period

    from A History of Preachingby F. R. Webber The five centuries previous to the Reformation include the great age of church building. Many old Saxon churches existed, but most of these were demolished and larger buildings took their place, at first in the Norman style and then in the Gothic. As new communities were established, […]

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  • The Coming of the Latin Church

    from A History of Preachingby F. R. Webber Historians have made laborious efforts to show that Latin Christianity existed in England from the days of the Apostles and onward. Many of them reject the legendary visit of Joseph of Arimathea to Glastonbury, as well as the legend of St. Alban. They accept the statements of […]

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  • The Period of the Celtic Church

    from A History of Preachingby F. R. Webber Most people assume that the Roman Catholic Church flourished in England, Scotland and Ireland from earliest days until the Reformation. This assumption is based upon the writings of such historians as Gildas, Adamnan, Bede, William of Malmesbury, Ailred of Rievaulx and others. These ancient historians were all […]

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  • Life of Christ: A Book to Read to Children

    Here is a wonderful book that parents can enjoy reading to their children. Written so that even young children can understand it, this book covers the entire life of Jesus, from birth to his ascension. We know how kids today love being around the computer, and here is a way for them to do so […]

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  • Abram In Egypt

    fromA Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Genesis(Estes and Lauriat, 1873) by James G. Murphy “And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Mizraim [Egypt] to sojourn there; for grievous was the famine in the land. And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter […]

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