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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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August 21, 1741: George Frideric Handel shuts himself up in his home to begin writing "Messiah." He finished the composition 23 days later. "Whether I was in the body or out of the body when I wrote it, I know not," he later said.

August 21, 1874: Henry Ward Beecher, a popular Congregational clergyman from Connecticut, is accused of adultery. Sued for $100,000 by the alleged adulteress's husband, the brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe (and son of evangelical leader Lyman Beecher) would eventually be ...

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