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The Ascendancy of Dr J. H. Rigg

John T. Smith

in Methodism and Education, 1849–1902

Published in print October 1998 | ISBN: 9780198269649
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683725 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269649.003.0011
The Ascendancy of Dr J. H. Rigg

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In his adult life, some of the common characterizations of Dr James Harrison Rigg involved how he was often aggressive when it comes to arguments, self-opinionated yet self-confident, loyal, devoted to his family, and was determined to provide a knowledge of the Bible and God's love to the children of England. Since James was born into a family whose father was a chaplain at the Orphan House in Newcastle in 1821, his early years were not without certain hardships as the means that a preacher received were relatively small. James studied in Kingswood School — a school for the sons of preachers in Bristol. Although an accident in his eye interrupted his schooling for a while. He was able to recover and reach the top of the class. In this chapter, we generally look into James's education and how his personal profile was furthered in Wesleyan circles.

Keywords: James Harrison Rigg; Wesleyan circles; education; Bible; God's love

Chapter.  8210 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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