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Reviving the heart The story of the 18th century revival Richard Turnbull

18th July 2012
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The English Revival of the eighteenth century was an exciting time. What caused the Revival? Why did it spread? Did it prevent a revolution in the UK, similar to that which had convulsed France? And what effect did it have, both locally, nationally and globally? This fascinating book introduces the reader to its main players: the Wesleys and Whitefield, John Newton and William Wilberforce. It brings together what they believed, what they taught, and the immense impact they had on the people of the UK, both the rich and the poor. Out of the Revival came the Clapham Sect and the successful campaign to end slavery; the Methodist church and a new role for women.
Part I: origins and background of the Revival: English life and faith on the eve of Revival; the causes of Revival; the international origins; The Wesleys and their conversion Part 2 : The pioneers and the clash of ideas The spreading flame in England: early pioneers; Across the oceans: global influences; The clash of theology : Wesley and Whitefield Part 3 : The effect of Revival on Church and Society Revival in and beyond the established church: Methodism; Spirituality ; Gaining a foothold: the church; Pioneering women; The Clapham Sect and campaign against slavery; The flame abroad: foundation and the missionary societies.
Richard Duncan Turnbull is a Church of England clergyman. Educated at the University of Reading and St John's College, Durham, he became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in 1985. He also has a Master of Arts degree from the University of Oxford. Richard was ordained deacon in 1994 and priest in 1995. He served as assistant curate of Christ Church, Portswood (1994-98) and vicar of Chineham (1998-2005). Richard has also been a member of the General Synod of the Church of England, chairman of the Business Committee of the General Synod, and chairman of working parties that produced reports on clergy pay and the funding a theological education. He was a member of the Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, and chairman of the House of Clergy of Diocesan Synod of the Diocese of Winchester (2000-05). Turnbull was appointed Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford in 2005, teaching courses on Anglicanism, Anglican and Evangelical Identity and the Reformation. He is currently undertaking research projects in Evangelical spirituality and the future of Evangelicalism. He was a member of the committee that drafted the document "A Covenant for the Church of England".

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