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Amazing Grace

This 2007 biography of the anti-slavery campaigner and British politician of the eighteenth century, William Wilberforce, begins with a foreword from the then President of Wilberforce University, which he describes as the single greatest institutional memorial to Wilberforce, a private black university in Ohio, owned and run by black Americans. 558 more words

Coming Up on Vulpes Libris

Here in the south of England we’ve just had a tiny taste of winter – about an inch of snow that is still against the odds hanging around after a couple of days. 130 more words

Fiction: 21st Century

The Wilberforce family and Fanny Burney

In a previous post I wrote about the links between the Clapham sect and the Brontës, partly inspired by my reading of Claire Harman’s biography. Her… 1,053 more words

William Wilberforce

Furnishing Faith

“In an age in which infidelity abounds, do we observe carefully instructing their children in the principles of faith which they profess? Or do they furnish their children with arguments for the defense of that faith?

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Who Saves America?

“I avow my firm persuasion that to the decline of religion and morality our national difficulties must both directly and indirectly be chiefly ascribed; and that my only solid hopes for the well being of my country depend, not so much on her fleets and armies, not so much on the wisdom of her rulers, as on the persuasion, that she still contains many, who love and obey the Gospel of Christ; that their intercessions may yet prevail; that for the sake of these, heaven may still look upon us with an eye of favour.” 204 more words