WELCH PIETY or, a collection of the several accounts of the circulating Welch charity schools, from... WELCH PIETY or, a collection of the several accounts of the circulating Welch charity schools, from... WELCH PIETY or, a collection of the several accounts of the circulating Welch charity schools, from... WELCH PIETY or, a collection of the several accounts of the circulating Welch charity schools, from...

WELCH PIETY or, a collection of the several accounts of the circulating Welch charity schools, from their first rise, in the year 1737, to Michaelmas, 1752 : In several letters to a friend (Calvinist Welsh Calvinism Children's Schooling Education )

Rev. Griffith Jones (1683-1761)

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Bound in old full calf leather bindings, this is both volumes one & two of this Very Scarce collection of works on Welsh Circulating Charity Schools and the education of the Children of the Poor families by Rev. Griffith Jones, Rector of Llanddowror. Vol. 1 is divided into 9 parts each with separate dated title pages. Vol. 2 is divided into 7 parts each with separate dated title pages. the main title pages are not dated but the internal title pages carry dates ranging from 1740 to 1753, The leather bindings are worn with scuff marks, loss to leather, cracking to joints with the upper board to volume two detached, old ownership stamps and names to opening main title pages, a few marks within, occasional pencil underlining and pencilled ticks to some page margins, a couple of splits to paper with no loss else contents to both volumes in nice general condition containing 16 separate dated parts A BRIEF HISTORY, Calvinistic Methodists are a body of Christians forming the Presbyterian Church of Wales and claiming to be the only denomination of the Presbyterian order in Wales which is of purely Welsh origin. Its beginnings may be traced to the labours of the Rev. Griffith Jones (1684-1761), of Llanddowror, Carmarthenshire, whose sympathy for the poor led him to set on foot a system of circulating charity schools for the education of children. In striking contrast to the general apathy of the clergy of the period, Griffith Jones' zeal appealed to the public imagination, and his powerful preaching exercised a widespread influence, many travelling long distances in order to attend his ministry. There was thus a considerable number of earnest people dispersed throughout the country waiting for the rousing of the parish clergy. An announcement of the Easter Communion Service, made by the Rev. Pryce Davies, vicar of Talgarth, on 30 March 1735, was the means of awakening Howell Harris (1714-1773) of Trevecca, and he immediately began to hold services in his own house. He was soon invited to do the same at the houses of others, and ended by becoming a fiery itinerant preacher, stirring to the depths every neighbourhood he visited. Griffith Jones, preaching at Llanddewi Brefi, Cardiganshire - the place at which the Welsh Patron Saint, David, first became famous - found Daniel Rowlands (1713-1790), curate of Llangeitho, in his audience, and his patronising attitude in listening drew from the preacher a personal supplication on his behalf in the middle of the discourse. Rowland was deeply moved, and became an ardent apostle of the new movement. Naturally a fine orator, his new-born zeal gave an edge to his eloquence, and his fame spread abroad. Rowlands and Harris had been at work fully eighteen months before they met at a service in Devynock church, in the upper part of Breconshire. The acquaintance then formed lasted to the end of Harris' life an interval of ten years excepted. Harris had been sent to Oxford in the autumn of 1735 to cure him of his fanaticism, but he left in the following February. Rowland had never been to a university, but, like Harris, he had been, well grounded in general knowledge. About 1739 another figure appeared. This was Howell Davies of Pembrokeshire, whose ministry was modelled on that of his master, Griffith Jones, but with rather more clatter in his thunder. In 1736, on returning home, Harris opened a school, Griffith Jones supplying him with books from his charity. He also set up societies, in accordance with the recommendations in Josiah Wedgwood's little book on the subject; and these exercised a great influence on the religious life of the people. By far the most notable of Harris' converts was William Williams of Pantycelyn (1717-1791), the great hymn-writer of Wales, who while listening to the revivalist preaching on a tombstone in the graveyard of Talgarth, heard the voice of heaven, and was apprehended as by a warrant from on high. He was ordained deacon in the Church of England, 1740, but Whitefield. N° de ref. de la librería 000580

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Título: WELCH PIETY or, a collection of the several ...

Editorial: printed by J. Oliver, in Bartholomew-close, London

Año de publicación: 1753

Encuadernación: Full-Leather

Condición del libro: Good

Edición: First Edition

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