Evangelicals in the Church of England 1734-1984

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A&C Black, Jun 1, 1992 - Religion - 424 pages
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Contents

Introduction
1
Part 1 17341789
15
Part 2 17891833
61
Part 3 18331901
109
Part 4 19011945
225
Part 5 19451984
285
Bibliography
355
Index of Authors
369
Index of Persons
375
Index of Places
391
General Index
395
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Page 43 - No poet wept him ; but the page Of narrative sincere, That tells his name, his worth, his age, Is wet with Anson's tear : And tears by bards or heroes shed Alike immortalize the dead. "I therefore purpose not, or dream, Descanting on his fate, To give the melancholy theme A more enduring date : But misery still delights to trace Its semblance in another's case.
Page 254 - For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.
Page 77 - Unless the Divine Power has raised you up to be as Athanasius contra mundum, I see not how you can go through your glorious enterprise, in opposing that execrable villainy which is the scandal of religion, of England, and of human nature. Unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition of men and devils; but if God be for you, who can be against you?
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