Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More

Overview

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

The enthralling biography of the woman writer who helped end the slave trade, changed Britain’s upper classes, and taught a nation how to read.

The history-changing reforms of Hannah More affected every level of ...

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Overview

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

The enthralling biography of the woman writer who helped end the slave trade, changed Britain’s upper classes, and taught a nation how to read.

The history-changing reforms of Hannah More affected every level of 18th-Century
British society through her keen intellect, literary achievements,
collaborative spirit, strong Christian principles, and colorful personality. A
woman without connections or status, More took the world of British letters by storm when she arrived in London from Bristol, becoming a best-selling author and acclaimed playwright and quickly befriending the author Samuel Johnson, the politician Horace Walpole, and the actor David Garrick. Yet she was also a leader in the Evangelical movement, using her cultural position and her pen to support the growth of education for the poor, the reform of morals and manners,
and the abolition of Britain’s slave trade.

Fierce Convictions weaves together world and personal history into a stirring story of life that intersected with Wesley and Whitefield’s Great
Awakening, the rise and influence of Evangelicalism, and convulsive effects of the French Revolution. A woman of exceptional intellectual gifts and literary talent, Hannah More was above all a person whose faith compelled her both to engage her culture and to transform it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400206254
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/11/2014
  • Pages: 272

Meet the Author

Karen Swallow Prior is professor of English at Liberty University. She is the author ofBooked: Literature in the Soul of Meand contributes toChristianity Today , The Atlantic,andRelevantmagazine,among other publications. She lives in Amherst, VA.

Eric Metaxas is the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller, Bonhoeffer; Amazing Grace; Seven Men; and Miracles.
His books have been translated into more than 20 languages. ABC News has called Metaxas a
“photogenic, witty ambassador for faith in public life.” He speaks to thousands around the United States and internationally each year. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.

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