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Wilberforce and Jane Austen: some possible connections

My other half, aka Professor Philip Stott, has been diligently researching any possible links between Wilberforce and Jane Austen and his research has now been published by ‘Austentations’, the periodical of the Kent branch of the Jane Austen Society under the title ‘Did Jane Austen meet William Wilberforce?’ 1,632 more words

William Wilberforce

“If to be feelingly alive to the sufferings of my fellow-creatures is to be a fanatic, I am one of the most incurable fanatics ever permitted to be at large.”

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The Courageous Humility of William Wilberforce

I recently finished Eric Metaxas’ biography of William Wilberforce: Amazing Grace – William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery. It is a fantastic and thoroughly enjoyable read that I happily recommend for your reading pleasure. 739 more words

Christian Living

"No, Asshole, You’re Totally Wrong": What Plantation Is Jim DeMint Living On?

I once had this idea for a play about God, a comedy, in which the audience would be introduced to a series of casuists and charlatans and braggarts and bloviators, and they’d be carrying on, lecturing away on topics large and small with serene self-confidence. 1,275 more words


Thomas Gisborne

John’s more illustrious brother….vocal anti slavery campaigner but also an enthusiastic proponent of some very dodgy views on gender and class..I am just embarking on a (first?) study of the man, his life.. 12 more words

"Jim DeMint, Constitutional Revisionist": Deliberate Conflation Of The Declaration Of Independence With The Constitution

RightWingWatch’s Brian Tashman runs across an interview with Jim DeMint in which the Heritage Foundation president and avatar of “constitutional conservatism” utters gibberish about slavery, and charitably suggests he is “confused:” 535 more words


Lets Not Forget the Good Religion has Done (extract from Luke Timothy Johnson).

In this article I am going to quote an extract from Professor Luke Timothy Johnson’s A Very Short Introduction to The New Testament. In this extract he states three current objections to The New Testament: (1) Many find the persistent pertinence of the NT in the contemporary world deeply puzzling and irritating; (2) People often miss-interpret the NT; (3) that the NT has led to many problems in the world including wars, persecution and sexism and; has led to deep hostility towards other religions. 533 more words