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High Calvinists in ActionCalvinism and the City - Manchester and London, c. 1810-1860$
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Ian J. Shaw

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199250776

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199250774.001.0001

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William Gadsby (1773–1844)

William Gadsby (1773–1844)

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(p.111) 5 William Gadsby (1773–1844)
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High Calvinists in Action
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Ian J. Shaw (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199250774.003.0006

The ministry of William Gadsby at St George's Road Baptist Chapel, Manchester, provides both parallels and points of contrast to that of William Nunn. Similarly espousing high Calvinism and working in an area of acute poverty, Gadsby advocated Sunday schools and demonstrated not only an active social concern but also a political theology that had a radical dimension. His preaching was key to his urban response, and his extensive itinerant ministry was suggestive of a continuing debt to the Evangelical Revival.

Keywords:   William Gadsby, St George's Road Baptist Chapel, high Calvinism, itinerancy, Manchester, political theology, poverty, preaching, social concern, Sunday schools

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