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Bishop J C Ryle's Autobiography

Andrew Atherstone

Bishop J C Ryle's Autobiography

Andrew Atherstone

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John Charles Ryle (1816-1900), first Bishop of Liverpool, was one of the most influential evangelical clergymen of the nineteenth century. A popular platform speaker and prolific tract writer, his books are still widely read across the globe.Edited by Andrew Atherstone, this critical edition of Ryle's manuscript autobiography, dictated in 1873, is a rich and unparalleled account of the early decades of his life and ministry. He recalls his youthful pursuit of academic plaudits and sporting prowess at Eton College and Oxford University, before his evangelical conversion at the age of 21. He tells of the devastating collapse of the family bank and the enforced sale of their Cheshire estates, which ended his ambitions to enter parliament. Ryle describes his exploits as a young clergyman, his loves and losses, his evangelical networks, and the deaths of his first two wives. He offers a frank assessment of his joys and struggles, and the reasons behind his crucial life choices.

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John Charles Ryle (1816-1900), first Bishop of Liverpool, was one of the most influential evangelical clergymen of the nineteenth century. A popular platform speaker and prolific tract writer, his books are still widely read across the globe.Edited by Andrew Atherstone, this critical edition of Ryle's manuscript autobiography, dictated in 1873, is a rich and unparalleled account of the early decades of his life and ministry. He recalls his youthful pursuit of academic plaudits and sporting prowess at Eton College and Oxford University, before his evangelical conversion at the age of 21. He tells of the devastating collapse of the family bank and the enforced sale of their Cheshire estates, which ended his ambitions to enter parliament. Ryle describes his exploits as a young clergyman, his loves and losses, his evangelical networks, and the deaths of his first two wives. He offers a frank assessment of his joys and struggles, and the reasons behind his crucial life choices.
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Andrew Atherstone

Andrew Atherstone (D.Phil., Oxon) is based at Wycliffe Hall. He is a research fellow of the Latimer Trust and involved in a ministry of writing and speaking. His books include The Martyrs of Mary Tudor; Oxford's Protestant Spy: The Controversial Career of Charles Golightly and The Reformation: Faith and Flames:

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  • Catalogue Code 468059
  • Product Code 9781848716865
  • ISBN 1848716869
  • EAN 9781848716865
  • Pages 384
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Banner Of Truth
  • Publication Date Nov 2016
  • Sales Rank #89433
  • Dimensions 222 x 142 x 28 mm
  • Weight 0.631kg

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