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The writings of the radical Welsh Baptist minister William Richards (1749-1818)

Author: William Richards; John Oddy
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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William Richards emerges as a courageous radical propagandist for a 'scriptural' Christianity, peace, and municipal and national political reform. This book collects the theological and political  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: William Richards; William Richards
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Richards; John Oddy
ISBN: 9780773450370 0773450378
OCLC Number: 244060932
Description: xix, 492 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: William Richards's career and connections --
Prelude --
Origins --
Bristol student --
Minister at Lynn --
Storm and stress --
Obloquy --
Lincoln : an experiment --
Unquelled --
Richards and his friends --
A preliminary note --
Bristol Academy as a nexus --
Richards and J.R. Jones (Ramoth) --
Lynn and thereabouts : friends, allies, and the interested --
William Richards's portrait of Georgian Lynn --
William Richards comes to Lynn --
Changes in Marshland, changes at Lynn --
The Borough Corporation --
Unfree freemen --
Pretended gentlemen --
Fairs --
Markets --
Trade --
The custom house --
The water supply --
Libraries --
Schools --
Local Jews --
Roman Catholics --
St. Margaret's Church --
The Presbyterians : their rise and recent collapse --
Quakers --
Baptists --
Salem Chapel's free Christians --
Methodists --
Deists and sceptics --
Freemasons --
The Bedehouse --
Paradise Hospital or Broad Street Almshouses --
Benefit societies --
Lynn's workhouse --
William Richards on politics --
Editorial essay : anger and ideals : Richards's political aspect --
The old English and the slave trade --
King George III --
Britain's "evil genius" --
John Wilkes and John Thelwall --
The American War of Independence --
War begins with France (1793) --
The younger Pitt's "reign of terror" --
The income tax --
Atheism in France, antichristianity in Britain --
"Behold, ye fast for strife and contention" --
On the assassination of Spencer Perceval --
On the general peace (1814) --
A model from the past : commonwealth Lynn --
William Richards and religion --
Editorial essay : sect, scripture, creed, charity, and eschatology in the thought of William Richards --
On Holy Scripture's primacy and indispensability --
On the Gospel, saving faith, and believer's baptism --
A "scriptural" christology --
A "scriptural" church-discipline --
Antichristianity --
Against religious intolerance --
Against public fasts --
Predestination --
Against allegorical and other strange preaching --
An eighteenth-century Norfolk eremite --
The case of John Rastrick --
William Richards, Wales, and America --
A conspectus --
Letter one: to the proprietor of the Gentleman's magazine --
Letters to a remarkable Welshman --
Letter two: to William Owen (Pughe) --
Letter three: to William Owen (Pughe) --
Letter four: to William Owen (Pughe) --
Letter five: to William Owen (Pughe) --
Letter six: to William Owen (Pughe) --
Letters to Americans --
Letter seven: to James Manning --
Letter eight: Samuel Jones, Pennepek --
Letter nine: Samuel Jones, Pennepek --
Letter ten: William Rogers --
Letter eleven: Samuel Jones, Pennepek --
Letter twelve: Samuel Jones, Pennepek --
Letter thirteen: Samuel Jones, Pennepek --
Letter fourteen: Isaac Backus --
Letter fifteen: Samuel Jones, Pennepek --
Letter sixteen: Samuel Jones, Pennepek --
Letter seventeen: Samuel Jones, Pennepek --
Letter eighteen: Samuel Jones, Pennepek --
Letter nineteen: Samuel Jones, Pennepek --
Letter twenty: Samuel Jones, Pennepek --
Letter twenty-one: William Rogers --
Henry Gregory : a faithful Welsh nonconformist --
Hengoed : tolerance and disruption --
Envoi: The "Christian philosopher."
Responsibility: selected, edited, and annotated, with an introduction and notes by John Oddy ; with a foreword by John Seed.
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