Reading Courses Prepared Under the Advice and Direction of Edwin Markham by Scott Robinson

Reading Courses Prepared Under the Advice and Direction of Edwin Markham by Scott Robinson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... however, the practice had never existed, and it never prevailed in the United States to the extent it did in England, where it was abolished in 1868. Dickens" novel "Little Dorrit," the earlier scenes of which are laid in the Marshalsea, one of the great debtors' prisons, did much to stir up public sentiment against the system. ' Page 143. Wesley. 'John a.nd Charles Wesley were the fifteenth and eighteenth children respectively of Samuel Wesley, an Episcopal clergyman of Epworth, England. The name "Methodist," now applied to the second largest religious sect in the English speaking world, which was founded by John Wesley, originated with his brother Charles, who, when at Oxford, began a movement for a stricter regulation of conduct. He was nicknamed "Methodist," because he urged the observance of "the method of study prescribed by the University." Neither of the brothers was popular in America, because of the rigidity of conduct which they advocated. John Wesley, on his return to England, became very intimate with the Moravian Brethren, a Bohemian sect which was developed from the teachings of John Huss; and in 1739 he began his extraordinary career as preacher. Thousands of converts soon flocked to him, and from the societies he formed arose the present Methodist Church. Before he died he was the head of over 500 churches with 120,000 members and nearly half a million adherents. Hc was one of the most potent influences in the regeneration of the religious and social life of his century. Charles Wesley is famous for his hymns, many of which are constantly used by various denominations. Page 145. New France. Tho shaping influences in the French colonization of America were...
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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236777204
  • 9781236777201