See also:Nonconformist divine, was
See also:born at
See also:Dorsetshire, on the 6th of
See also:June 1785 . At the close of his seven years' apprenticeship to a
See also:linen-draper at
See also:Poole he decided to become a preacher, and in 18o2 he went to
See also:Bogue's training institution at
See also:Gosport . A
See also:year and a
See also:half later, on a visit to
See also:Birmingham, his preaching was so highly esteemed by the
See also:congregation of Carr's Lane
See also:chapel that they invited him to exercise his
See also:ministry amongst them; he settled there in 18o5, and was ordained in May 18o6 . For several years his success as a preacher was comparatively small; but he jumped into popularity about 1814, and began to attract large crowds wherever he officiated . At the same
See also:time his religious writings, the best known of which are The Anxious Inquirer and An
See also:Earnest Ministry, acquired a wide circulation .
See also:James was a typical Congregational preacher of the early 19th century, massive and elaborate rather than
See also:original . His preaching displayed little or nothing of Calvinism, the earlier severity of which had been modified in Birmingham by
See also:Williams, one of his predecessors . He was one of the founders of the Evangelical
See also:Alliance and of the Congregational Union of England and
See also:Wales . Municipal interests appealed strongly to him, and he was also for many years chairman of
See also:Hill (afterwards Mansfield)
See also:College . He died at Birmingham on the 1st of
See also:October 1859 . A collected edition of James's
See also:works appeared in 186o-1864 . See A Review of the
See also:Life and Character of J .
See also:Angell James (186o), by J .
See also:Campbell, and Life and Letters of J . A . James (1861), edited by his successor, R . W . Dale, who also contributed a
See also:sketch of his predecessor to
See also:Pulpit Memorials (1878) .
HENRY JAMES (1843— )
THOMAS JAMES (c. 1573–1629)
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