Friday, September 29, 2006

A Puritan in Chester: Matthew Henry

A Chester Chronicle article about Matthew Henry entitled "One man's 'love of the Bible' that impacted generations", has recently come to my attention. Published in 2004, it reports a celebration marking the three hundredth anniversary of Henry's starting work on his commentary in Chester.

"THREE hundred years ago, Matthew Henry began his world famous commentary on the bible. Last weekend the congregation at the Matthew Henry Church in Blacon celebrated his achievements. But behind the Chester-based preacher, known as the last of the puritans, is a story of rebellion, determination and faith. JESSICA SHAUGHNESSY reports..."

You can read the rest
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    The Matthew Henry Evangelical Church is located in the centre of Blacon, England's biggest council estate and a centre of deprivation. It is a great work, and a worthy memorial to Henry.


    Blogger Highland Host said...

    Note: This was passed on to me by Hiraeth, who is presently without internet connection in Cardiff.

    8:49 pm  
    Blogger Hiraeth said...

    I'm back now...

    3:09 pm  
    Blogger The Green Man said...

    The Green Man's here as well.

    6:09 pm  

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