The 15th essay in British Particular Baptists, Volume 5, is on James Hinton (1761-1823)

The 15th essay in British Particular Baptists, Volume 5, is on James Hinton (1761-1823)

13th May 2020

Seven years or so after the Woodstock Riot Hinton observed in an ordination sermon that “[t]he study of history usually fills the benevolent mind with distress.” Doubtless at the time of this remark he was thinking of the wars spread throughout Europe by revolutionary France. But, he went on, the study of history also displayed patterns of Christian devotion and “holy joy” that should be deeply encouraging to every true believer. He probably never thought of his own graceful grit and gumption during the Woodstock Riot being such an example for those who have come later. But it is. --Michael Haykin