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The Dissenters Volume IIIThe Crisis and Conscience of Nonconformity$
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Michael R. Watts

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198229698

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229698.001.0001

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‘The largest and widest Church ever established’

‘The largest and widest Church ever established’

The Influence of George Dawson

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(p.230) (p.231) 1 ‘The largest and widest Church ever established’
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The Dissenters Volume III
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Michael R. Watts

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229698.003.0024

This chapter focuses on the influence Baptist George Dawson, who established his own church in Birmingham in 1847 — the Church of the Saviour — from which to preach his message that Christian charity is more important than Evangelical orthodoxy, and that it is a Christian's duty to engage in politics. Both his religious and his political affinities were with the Unitarians, and especially with the intuitive school of James Martineau.

Keywords:   Baptists, Church of the Saviour, Christian charity, politics, Unitarians, James Martineau

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