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This paper provides background and context for a day conference marking the centenary of the death of the Revd John Clifford, a leading British Baptist minister of the late 19th and early 20th century. Brought up in a working class home on the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border, Clifford was...
This short article is an engagement with John Clifford’s book God’s Greater Britain and other writings with regard to his thoughts on the British Empire. The article seeks to make a contribution to a small growing exploration of Baptists and imperialism. It concludes by asking how we view...
This article analyses John Clifford's essay on the Victorian artist Edward Burne-Jones found in his 1898 monograph Typical Christian Leaders. It demonstrates that the ideas in this essay, which has been overlooked by scholars, are closely connected to those expressed in Clifford's other work...
In 1885 John Clifford published a sermon contending Abraham misunderstood God in Genesis 22 concerning sacrificing Isaac. Clifford insisted God would not command something against his own law and only expected Abraham to renounce parental rights and consecrate Isaac to God, not sacrifice him as...
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