its title suggests, Amazing Grace isnt really about the inauguration of the Christian hymn. 14 In July 2010, the Church of England Synod added Clarkson to the list of people to be honoured in a "lesser festival" in the church calendar of saints; they are recognized on 30 July, the same day as William Wilberforce. In 1846 Clarkson was host to Frederick Douglass, an American former slave who had escaped to freedom in the North and became a prominent abolitionist, on his first visit to England. Whether arguing for the immorality of the slave trade or preaching a good Christian life, Wilberforce sought reform in a society he considered grossly corrupt and immoral, a symptom of the lack of religious commitment in his contemporary society.
Contents, early life and education edit, clarkson was the son of Rev. In 1783, 300 Quakers, chiefly from the London area, presented Parliament with their signatures on the first petition against the slave trade. Thomas Clarkson ( 26 September 1846) was an English abolitionist, and a leading campaigner against the slave trade in the, british Empire. (May require log in) Owen Spencer-Thomas Thomas Clarkson (1760-1846).
This tactic proved successful and on May 23, 1806 the bill received Royal Assent, marking the beginning of the end of the slave trade. What were the social and political implications of William Wilberforce's Christian commitment as in the texts you have studied? 5 Clarkson also continued to write against the slave trade. Bury the Chains, The British Struggle to Abolish Slavery (Basingstoke: Pan Macmillan, 2005) Meier, Helmut. In 1840, he was the key speaker at the. He filled his works with vivid firsthand descriptions from sailors, surgeons and others who had been involved in the slave traffic. 12 He was buried in the village on 2 October at St Mary's Church.