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John WesIey's last letter from his deathbed
The tragic economics of the slave trade.
From the Editor - Fishing for Compassion
the most malignant evil of the British Empire ceased largely because of the faith and persistence of William Wilberforce.
The Christian History Timeline by Sarah Williams
The Clapham Sect was one of the most elite and effective bands of Christian social reformers—ever
The Clapham Sect's impact in India—and the world.
Little-known or remarkable facts about William Wilberforce and the Century of Reform
Lord Shaftesbury and William Gladstone, like Wilberforce, had Christ in their hearts and politics in their blood.
What 19th-century British reformers teach us about Christian social action today.
An introduction to the turbulent 19th century.
Newton responded to thousands of requests for spiritual counsel with letters advising the lowly and the great.
TURNING POINT
After a crushing political defeat, William Wilberforce nearly gave up his fight to abolish the slave trade. But a life-changing letter from John Newton sent this Daniel back into the lion's den.
William Wilberforce saw two long charitable campaigns through, even in war's distracting shadow
One hundred fifty years before C. S. Lewis, William Wilberforce wrote the Mere Christianity of his time.
Antislavery politician
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July 23, 1373: Saint Bridget (or Birgitta) of Sweden dies. The pious and charitable mystic and founder of the Bridgettine Order, greatly influenced the pope's decision to return to Rome.

July 23, 1583: Protestant printer John Day, who was responsible for publishing Hugh Latimer's sermons, Nicholas Ridley's "Friendly Farewell," and John Foxe's Book of Martyrs, dies (see issue 72: How We Got Our History).

July 23, 1742: Susannah Wesley, mother of John and Charles, dies. Born the twenty-fifth child in ...

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