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American Sunday School Union

American Sunday School Union  

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Founded in 1817 as the Sunday and Adult School Union, the organization changed its name in 1824. The American Sunday School Union (ASSU) sent missionaries into the expanding country to ...
Cheap Repository Tracts

Cheap Repository Tracts  

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A series of over one hundred entertaining moral tales, ballads, sermons, and Bible stories published by the Cheap Repository press (1795–8), many of which are by the evangelical writer Hannah ...
Clapham Sect

Clapham Sect  

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An influential evangelical network whose activity in the early 19th cent. found a base in Clapham. The name was popularized and perhaps coined by Sir James Stephen in the Edinburgh Review (1844). The ...
faith School

faith School  

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A school in which the ethos and teaching are to some extent controlled by a religious body. In Britain there were charity schools and from the late 18th century Sunday Schools, but the provision of ...
gospel halls

gospel halls  

Name given to small meeting places of no particular denominational provenance within a broadly popular evangelical Protestant tradition. Most commonly it has been used to describe the meeting places ...
Gospel Music

Gospel Music  

It has been said that “Gospel compositions come to life at the hands of the performers.” The term “gospel,” meaning a musical genre, was first used in reference to late-nineteenth-century ...
Hannah More

Hannah More  

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(1745–1833),an eminent member of the Blue Stocking Circle. She published in 1773 The Search for Happiness, a pastoral play for schools, and came to London in 1774, where she became a friend of ...
National Society

National Society  

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The popular name of the Society founded in 1811 as ‘The National Society for the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church’. It was one of the pioneers in the provision of ...
popular education

popular education  

Unlike Scotland, which in our period already possessed nearly universal basic education through its parochial school system, and Ireland, where fears of the spread of Catholic education impelled the ...
reformation of manners

reformation of manners  

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The term is used in a broad sense to mean the Protestant, and more particularly the Puritan, attempt to create a godly society in the late 16th and 17th centuries. ...
Robert Raikes

Robert Raikes  

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(1736–1811),founder of Sunday Schools. A native of Gloucester, he was educated at the College (i.e. Cathedral) School. He became an advocate of many philanthropic causes which he supported in ...
Sarah Trimmer

Sarah Trimmer  

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(1741–1810)Née Kirby, born in Ipswich. One of the foremost educationalists of the late 18th century, she ran her own Sunday Schools from 1772. Trimmer wrote educational texts for charity ...
school

school  

Both an institution and a method of education. A process of learning and management of socially approved knowledge, involving an approved curriculum and pedagogy, paid professional educators, ...
taverns

taverns  

Places open to the public and licensed to sell beer, wine, and spirits by small measure, offering meals and lodging for a charge. These establishments were also called inns or ...

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