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The grace of goodness: John Saunders Baptist pastor and activist, Sydney 1834-1848: a documentary biography

Manley, Ken and Coe, Barbara (2014) The grace of goodness: John Saunders Baptist pastor and activist, Sydney 1834-1848: a documentary biography. Greenwood Press, Macquarie Park. 382pp. ISBN 9780959495508

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Rev John Saunders (1806–-59) was the pioneer Baptist pastor in Sydney from 1834 to 1848. He established the first Baptist Church in Sydney in 1836 and became a leading figure in the religious and moral life of the colony. He was prominent in the temperance movement at a time when alcohol was a major scourge, he was courageous and outspoken about the treatment of Aborigines by many British settlers at the fevered time of the trial of white men for the Myall Creek murders.

This book tells the full story of Saunders’ numerous activities and for the first time publishes a comprehensive and carefully edited collection of his fascinating letters, written while travelling as chaplain to female convicts on the George Hibbert and after his arrival in Sydney.

This documentary biography demonstrates why not only fellow-religionists but many others greatly valued this attractive figure.

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: John Saunders, Baptist pastor, activist, biography
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: C - Church History
College/Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
Depositing User: Mr Mark Carey
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2017 00:23
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 03:15
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2527

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