The Life of R. W. Dale of Birmingham - A. W. W. DaleHodder & Stoughton, 1902, Hardback.
Condition: Good+. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Offset to the endpapers. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text bright and tight but some leaves unopened.
Popular Edition. With a portrait. Pastor of Carrs Lane Church 1854-1895 Theologian, Pastor, and Preacher of the Civic Gospel. Robert William Dale was born in 1829. He came to Birmingham in 1847 to study at Spring Hill Congregational College. He had already shown a gift for preaching, and was to earn a gold medal in the London University MA examination. His potential was recognised by John Angell James, pastor of Carrs Lane Chapel, who invited him to preach there. Despite doubts, criticism and disagreement over theology, there was a mutual respect between James and Dale, who, in June 1854, accepted the Church's invitation to become co-pastor. James died in 1859, confident that the ministry at was in capable hands. In October 1859 Dale became sole pastor, and established over the years an excellent world-wide reputation for Carrs Lane. His last sermon was preached over 45 years after the first, on February 10th 1895.
Size: 9" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 771 pages.