Title Life of the Rev. Robert Newton, D.D.
Size 12mo, 13.4 x 20cm.
Location Published Nashville, Tenn.: Published by E. Stevenson & F.A. Owen, Agents, for the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
Book Number 17459
JACKSON, THOMAS. The Life of the Rev. Robert Newton, D.D. By Thomas Jackson. [5 lines scripture]--1 Cor. xv.,10,11. Revised by Thomas O. Summers. Nashville, Tenn.: Published by E. Stevenson & F.A. Owen, Agents, for the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. 1855. (Stereotyped and Printed by A.A. Stitt, Southern Methodist Publishing House, Nashville, Tenn.) 12mo, 13.4 x 20cm. Bound publisher's embossed dark brown cloth, fraying at top of spine and along edges of spine and covers, loose ends pasted back down, lacking bottom 1cm of spine cloth, corners bumped, rubbed & scuffed, yellow endpapers, mostly light foxing but heavier on endpapers and first and last few pages. Pagination: (1) title, (1) printer, iii-x contents, p.xi preface to American edition, (1) blank, xiii-xvi author's preface, 17-408pp. First Nashville edition, same year as the first London & NY editions. Robert Newton, 1780-1854, "a Wesleyan preacher greatly noted for his popular oratory... He was early brought under the influence of the Methodists, but was not converted until seventeen years of age... His appointment, in 1812, to London brought the extraordinary pulpit talents which he possessed more prominently before the public... The demand for his services became universal throughout England, Ireland, and Scotland. In England and Scotland he was eminently successful, especially in Sheffield, where it is said he broke the spell of Paine's influence which then prevailed among the working classes. During his labor of forty years he probably addressed from year to year a greater number of people than any other man of his time. For forty years he was known in all the cities and large towns of England and his coming was always hailed with great pleasure by the people. He was four time elected president of the British Conference, and for many years acted a its secretary. In 1839 he was sent as a delegate by the British Conference to the Methodist Episcopal Church of the United States, and during his visit to this
Robert Newton, Biography, Church History, Methodism, 19th Century Books