Statesman and Saint: The Principled Politics of William Wilberforce
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This moving biography of Wilberforce tells the story of his religious conversion in 1784 and his rise to leadership of the Clapham Secta group of evangelicals active in political, philanthropic, and religious causes. Under his leadership, the 'Saints,' as they were called, championed parliamentary and prison reforms, missionary endeavors, Bible distribution, and a host of other charitable efforts and organizations. These causes included the Church Missionary Society (established in 1799) and the British and foreign Bible Society (founded in 1804).