Oxford and the Evangelical Succession
SERIES DESCRIPTION: These two acclaimed works by former Sydney Anglican Archbishop Marcus Loane are historical studies of the great evangelical leaders that came out of Oxford and Cambridge universities in the 18th and 19th centuries. Loane identifies a generational ‘succession’...
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SERIES DESCRIPTION: These two acclaimed works by former Sydney Anglican Archbishop Marcus Loane are historical studies of the great evangelical leaders that came out of Oxford and Cambridge universities in the 18th and 19th centuries. Loane identifies a generational ‘succession’ of spiritual guides that influenced such men as John Newton and William Wilberforce. From Christian Focus.
These are the stories of five key ministers of the 18th and 19th centuries who changed the whole spirit of the Church of England and whose influence is still seen today. People today are frantically searching for security and are increasingly not finding it in a material philosophy where we are dictated to by other people. A church that hopes to transform this society needs to look to those who were enabled to perform the same task in a similar era. Each one of these men was associated with Oxford whilst proving their mettle as spiritual leaders. Each one kept alive and added to the passionate flame of a remarkable line of influential church leaders. No lesser authority than J.C. Ryle placed George Whitefield (1714-1770) as the foremost Christian leader of the 18th century. He, in turn, passed the torch to John Newton (1725-1807). Newton was as a spiritual father to Thomas Scott (1747-1821) and Richard Cecil (1748-1810) and they in turn were the spiritual guides to Daniel Wilson (1778
Sir Marcus Loane was formerly Anglican Archbishop of the Diocese of Sydney, the first Australian to do so and Primate of Australia. He made a significant contribution to evangelical Anglicanism as Principal of Moore Theological College and through his acclaimed biographical publications Cambridge and the Evangelical Succession; Oxford and the Evangelical Succession; Masters of the English Reformation; Three Faithful Servants and a number of series of published expository sermons.
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