Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More ?Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist

Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More ?Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist

Karen Swallow Prior


With a foreword by means of Eric Metaxas, best-selling writer of Bonhoeffer and Amazing Grace.

The captivating biography of the lady author who helped finish the slave alternate, replaced Britain’s higher sessions, and taught a state find out how to read.

The history-changing reforms of Hannah extra affected each point of 18th-Century British society via her prepared mind, literary achievements, collaborative spirit, robust Christian rules, and colourful character. a girl with no connections or prestige, extra took the realm of British letters by means of typhoon while she arrived in London from Bristol, turning into a best-selling writer and acclaimed playwright and speedy befriending the writer Samuel Johnson, the baby-kisser Horace Walpole, and the actor David Garrick. but she was once additionally a pacesetter within the Evangelical circulation, utilizing her cultural place and her pen to aid the expansion of schooling for the bad, the reform of morals and manners, and the abolition of Britain’s slave trade. 

Fierce Convictions weaves jointly international and private background right into a stirring tale of lifestyles that intersected with Wesley and Whitefield’s nice Awakening, the increase and impression of Evangelicalism, and convulsive results of the French Revolution. a girl of remarkable highbrow presents and literary expertise, Hannah extra was once chiefly somebody whose religion pressured her either to have interaction her tradition and to rework it.

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