Memoirs of the Life and Labours of the Late Venerable Hugh Bourne: By a Member of the Bourne Family (Cambridge Library Collection - Religion)
By: John Walford (author)Paperback
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Hugh Bourne (1772-1852) was a Methodist preacher who is best known as the co-founder of the Primitive Methodist movement. After converting to Methodism in 1799, Bourne became influenced by the evangelical American Lorenzo Dow (1777-1834) and together with William Clowes held an open-air evangelical meeting in 1807. Such gatherings were prohibited by the Methodist Conference, and the two were expelled by the Methodist Society in 1808. They formed the Primitive Methodist Connexion in 1810, with Bourne assuming a leading role in the movement. This volume, first published in 1854 and written by Bourne's nephew John Walford, contains a detailed biography of Bourne. Using private papers inherited on Bourne's death, his childhood, conversion and the founding of the movement are described, with his leadership of the Connexion also discussed. This biography provides valuable information concerning Bourne's life and motivations during and after the founding of the movement.
1. Ancestors; 2. Homely diet and exercise; 3. Goes to Mr. Cooper's school; 4. Hears the Methodists at the ash; 5. Wilderness of pain; 6. A new chapter of events; 7. Loss of means; 8. Result of the conversation between the blacksmith and the collier; 9. Hugh Bourne's fears and timidity; 10. A revival of Primitive Methodism commenced; 11. Hugh Bourne's first attempt at pulpit preaching; 12. The two potters; 13. 1803 opens new scenes; 14. Remarkable men; 15. A chapel built at Norton; 16. Striking incidents to be noticed; 17. Preparations for Norton camp meeting; 18. Good results of the camp meeting; 19. Trials and support; 20. Labours of H. Bourne and W. Clowes in the early part of 1809; 21. Camp meeting on Runcorn Hill.
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