The review reviews the life of Rev. Rowland Hill based on his published biography. Included is the minutia of his preaching career. Though a review, the article comments little on the text, more or less paraphrasing it.
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-163-6 Publication Status: In Print Publication Date: Aug 7,2010 Interior Color: Black Trim Size: 6 x 9 Page Count: 28 Language: English ISBN: 978-1-61143-163-6 Price: $36.00 Your price: $21.60
This article overviews the biography of Rev. Rowland Hill through a review of Rev. Edwin Sidney’s biography of him. Hill’s story begins at Eton school where he adopts a more complex notion of Christian doctrines. Hill becomes a fellow-commoner at Cambridge, ridiculed by his peers. He comes to preach in the surrounding area with light-heartedness. After leaving the University, Hill is confused: he cannot forsake the church of England nor comply with the church’s rules. Hill comes to preach, hated by some congregations and respected in others. He pursues a second degree and continues preaching, eventually marrying. In 1773, he is ordained bishop of Bath and Wells. The biography continues with accounts of his various positions in England and his receptions in those churches. In 1795, Hill is part of forming the London Missionary Society, after which point he visits Ireland and Scotland. More details of his later life are presented, such as which societies he participates in. He remains active up to his death, taking tours and actively participating in societies and church. The author dislikes the seemingly hasty composition of the biography.