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The Wilberforce Connection

Clifford Hill

The Wilberforce Connection

Clifford Hill

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9781854246714

- Publisher William Wilberforce and the Clapham Group were born into a cynical and violent world. Wilberforce and his friends set about transforming society by personal example and dedicated argument. This book considers the West today and asks if we could learn from Wilberforce's example.

- Publisher William Wilberforce and the Clapham Group were born into a godless, repressive, cynical and violent world. Annual consumption of gin in the mid-18th century averaged three gallons per person. Stealing a handkerchief could send a child to the gallows. Members of Parliament purchased their seats, and ignored arguments about slavery and child labour.

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About "The Wilberforce Connection"

9781854246714
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William Wilberforce and the Clapham Group were born into a cynical and violent world. Wilberforce and his friends set about transforming society by personal example and dedicated argument. This book considers the West today and asks if we could learn from Wilberforce's example.
- Publisher

William Wilberforce and the Clapham Group were born into a godless, repressive, cynical and violent world. Annual consumption of gin in the mid-18th century averaged three gallons per person. Stealing a handkerchief could send a child to the gallows. Members of Parliament purchased their seats, and ignored arguments about slavery and child labour.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Clifford Hill

The Rev. Dr Clifford Hill is a theologian and advisor to the British government on social and family issues.

Table Of Contents

  • William Wilberforce And The Clapham Group Were Born Into A Cynical And Violent World. Annual Consumption Of Gin In The Mid-18th Century Averaged Three Gallons Per Person. Theft Of A Handkerchief Could Send A Child To The Gallows. Mps Protected Their Privileges, And Ignored Arguments About Slavery And Child Labour. Wilberforce And His Friends Set About Transforming Society. By Personal Example, Dedicated Argument, Generous Giving And Careful Research They Changed The Character Of Britain. In Wilberforce's Phrase, They "made Goodness Fashionable". Today We Need A Similar Revolution. Teachers Despair At Classroom Behaviour. The Largest Companies Squirm As Their Corruption Is Exposed. The Government Spins, While The Nation Lacks Moral Leadership. We Have Nearly Exhausted The Social Capital Laid Down By Wilberforce. After Examining The Values And Strategies Of Wilberforce And The Clapham Group, Dr Hill Considers The West's Sick Culture. There Is Still Just Time, He Insists, For Christians To Unite And Learn From Wilberforce's Example: To Offer Our Society Fresh Hope.

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  • Catalogue Code 219353
  • Product Code 1854246712
  • EAN 9781854246714
  • Pages 384
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Social Issues
  • Publisher Monarch
  • Publication Date Oct 2004

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