Creating the Better Hour: Lessons from William Wilberforce

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Chuck Stetson
Stroud & Hall Publishers, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 349 pages
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The spirit of William Wilberforce, who worked to stop the transatlantic slave trade 200 years ago, is alive and active in all people whose faith complel their tireless efforts to transform their culture and build a better world. Creating the Better Hour: Lessons from William Wilberforce is not an ordinary study book. It is a call to end ongoing human oppression and slavery. The life of this great Christian parliamentarian and abolitionist is the starting point for a first-class group of contributors to show Wilberforce as a model for engaging modern culture. Essays detail how people today can emulate his life, great persuasive techniques, and his Clapham Circle colleagues to bring about cultural change and end oppression. Each chapter's Extended Observation draws readers and study groups into transforming reflections and conversations--all designed to help people become a force for good and commit to a life on behalf of others.
 

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Contents

William Wilberforce
3
Wilberforce the Clapham Circle
19
A Man of Character
35
The Zeal of Hannah More
59
Wilberforces Principles
75
The Birth of Issue Campaigning
87
The Unfinished Business of Abolition
105
Slavery in the Sudan
153
Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights
223
Fighting Slavery in Africa
239
Fighting Persecution Human Trafficking
257
Positive Engagement with Islam
271
Serving the Least the Lost the Last
285
Creating a Healthier Society
299
In Memoriam
311
PART IV
324

Slavery of the Mind
165
The Reformation of Manners
181
Making Goodness Fashionable
201
Endnotes
337
Selected Bibliography
350
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