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Letters To Joseph Priestley: Occasioned By His Late Controversial Writings

Letters To Joseph Priestley: Occasioned By His Late Controversial Writings

by Don Milton, Martin Madan


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Letters to Joseph Priestley, LL.D. F.R.S.
Occasioned by His Late Controversial Writings written by the Reverend Martin Madan is a series of fourteen letters, a postscript, and an addenda. It provides a defense of Evangelical Christianity's position on the deity of Christ by the most famous clergyman of his generation.

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ISBN-13: 9781441485847
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/05/2009
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

In 1746, forty one years before the Reverend Martin Madan wrote this book, he founded the London Lock Hospital. London Lock was the first voluntary hospital that treated venereal disease. Shortly after Madan founded the Lock Hospital, the institution opened a new building and it became known as The Female Hospital. He then began to hold worship services in areas of the hospital that afforded him the ability to preach as well as to lead a congregation in the singing of hymns but soon it became crowded, so he set out to build a chapel. With donations from wealthy patrons he was able to build a chapel that seated up to eight hundred people. This may not seem large compared with today's mega-churches but it's still a very large fellowship and it was one of the largest of his day. The wonderful thing about Madan's chapel was that it received enough in tithes to become a strong source of support for the hospital. It was there that the singing of hymns first took hold as part of Christian worship. The members of Lock Chapel sang from a hymnal that Madan, himself, had published. He published the hymnal as a benefit to future generations as well as to raise money for the hospital. From the Chapel at the Lock, hymn singing spread quickly throughout the English speaking world with Madan's hymnal the standard. His mastery of musical worship brought thousands to the Chapel at the Lock and his hymns have brought many more thousands to a saving knowledge of our Lord.6In less than thirty short years from the first printing of Madan's hymnal, fully two thirds of the hymns sung, even in the parishes of the Church of England, had been lifted; word for word, note for note, from Madan's own hymnal. Madan's hymnal had in fact become the core of the Church of England's hymnal.

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