The best-loved politician and social reformer of nineteenth century England, Lord Shaftesbury's deep compassion for the poor became legendary. He campaigned tirelessly to limit factory hours, to stop the use of boys as chimney sweeps and children in coalmines, and...
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The best-loved politician and social reformer of nineteenth century England, Lord Shaftesbury's deep compassion for the poor became legendary. He campaigned tirelessly to limit factory hours, to stop the use of boys as chimney sweeps and children in coalmines, and to develop universal education. As a result he changed the character of English society forever. Areas covered in this important new biography include his upbringing and education; his work as a politician and his campaign for mental health; factory and industrial reforms; campaigns for climbing boys and for better sanitation and housing; his contribution towards the founding of the Bible Society, CPAS, London City Mission, Ragged School Union and CMS; his role as a defender of the Protestant faith and the campaign against ritualism; his personal theology.
Revd Dr Richard Turnbull (MA (Oxon), PhD, CA) is Principal of Wycliffe Hall within Oxford University. As Principal, Richard gives leadership to the Hall, teaches and represents the Hall externally, but above all seeks to inspire the students in their calling to Christian ministry, with a passion for Jesus, the Bible and evangelism.After eight years as a Chartered Accountant in London and Southampton, Richard received a first class honours degree in Theology at Durham University and wrote his doctoral thesis on Evangelical Theology and Social Reform in the Nineteenth Century. During his eight years of parish responsibility as a vicar in Basingstoke, Richard has contributed in many ways to the wider work of the Church of England, as a member of the Archbishops Council, Chair of the Business Committee of the General Synod and Chairman of the House of Clergy of the Winchester Diocesan Synod. He has also chaired major church review committees. Richard was appointed Principal of Wycliffe Hall in 2005. Richards current research/interests are Evangelicalism, Anglicanism, Evangelical Spirituality, and the Reformation.