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Statesman and Saint: The Principled Politics of William Wilberforce (Leaders in Action)

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This moving biography of Wilberforce tells the story of his religious conversion in 1784 and his rise to leadership of the Clapham Sect - a group of evangelicals active in political, philanthropic, and religious causes. Under his leadership, the Saints, as they were called, championed parliamentary and prison reforms, missionary endeavors, Bible distribution, and a host of ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published November 19th 2001 by Cumberland House Publishing (first published October 31st 2001)
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Statesman and Saint: The Principled Politics of William Wilberforce
David J. Vaughan, author
George Grant, general editor

This book tells a powerful story of a powerful man. Written with good clarity and flow, this book reveals the central ‘drive’ of Wilberforce’s life and the pervasive workings of Providence in it. We find in these pages that the foundation for Wilberforce’s amazing achievements was his realization that: “God Almighty has set before me two great objects: the suppression of the sla
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William Wilberforce became Member of Parliament in 1780 and is best known for his tireless fight lasting over 40 years to finally put an end to the slave trade. A leader in every sense of the word… he endured harsh criticism, hardship and even threats to his life. His leadership left a legacy of liberty, political reform and moral influence.

Wilberforce’s most obvious legacy as MP was the contribution he made to liberty. His life’s work helped eradicate one of mankind’s longest lasting and most
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