{"id":425526349,"title":"Augustus Toplady","handle":"augustus-toplady-by-douglas-bond","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0798\/5689\/files\/EP_logo_1400x_61c16cda-e1ca-4ae8-9784-34670d4caca2_small.jpg?v=1502994327\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003eBitesize Biography\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003eAuthor Douglas Bond\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003eISBN 9780852347935\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.2; color: #38761d;\"\u003ePages 128\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"page\" title=\"Page 81\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"section\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"column\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWhat is one to make of a man described as a strangely compounded, peculiarly constituted, and oddly framed? It conjures up in the mind an image of Stevenson's Mr. Hyde, or Shelley's Frankenstein, or Hugo's Quasimodo. But such is J. C. Ryle's (1816-1900) description of Augustus Montague Toplady (1740-1778), author of what has been called the best-loved English hymn. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eOne wonders why someone would bother writing a biography or reading one about a strange, peculiar, odd person. Nevertheless, Ryle declared that no account of Christianity in England in the 18th century would be complete without featuring the remarkable \u003c\/span\u003eToplady.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"page\" title=\"Page 82\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"section\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"column\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eBond says that the purpose of the book is to 'pull \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eback the shroud that has covered Toplady, to unmask the caricature that has shaped his memory as merely a raw-boned and harsh controversialist'\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e. The reader is shown what we can learn from Toplady for today. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003eDouglas Bond lives in Washington State and is an elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. He teaches English and history at Covenant High School, and was awarded the regional Teacher Award for teaching young people how to write. 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It conjures up in the mind an image of Stevenson's Mr. Hyde, or Shelley's Frankenstein, or Hugo's Quasimodo. But such is J. C. Ryle's (1816-1900) description of Augustus Montague Toplady (1740-1778), author of what has been called the best-loved English hymn. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eOne wonders why someone would bother writing a biography or reading one about a strange, peculiar, odd person. Nevertheless, Ryle declared that no account of Christianity in England in the 18th century would be complete without featuring the remarkable \u003c\/span\u003eToplady.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"page\" title=\"Page 82\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"section\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"column\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eBond says that the purpose of the book is to 'pull \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eback the shroud that has covered Toplady, to unmask the caricature that has shaped his memory as merely a raw-boned and harsh controversialist'\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e. The reader is shown what we can learn from Toplady for today. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003eDouglas Bond lives in Washington State and is an elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. He teaches English and history at Covenant High School, and was awarded the regional Teacher Award for teaching young people how to write. He lectures on church history and leads study tours to Europe. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e"}

Augustus Toplady

Product Description

Bitesize Biography

Author Douglas Bond

ISBN 9780852347935

Pages 128

What is one to make of a man described as a strangely compounded, peculiarly constituted, and oddly framed? It conjures up in the mind an image of Stevenson's Mr. Hyde, or Shelley's Frankenstein, or Hugo's Quasimodo. But such is J. C. Ryle's (1816-1900) description of Augustus Montague Toplady (1740-1778), author of what has been called the best-loved English hymn.

One wonders why someone would bother writing a biography or reading one about a strange, peculiar, odd person. Nevertheless, Ryle declared that no account of Christianity in England in the 18th century would be complete without featuring the remarkable Toplady.

Bond says that the purpose of the book is to 'pull back the shroud that has covered Toplady, to unmask the caricature that has shaped his memory as merely a raw-boned and harsh controversialist'. The reader is shown what we can learn from Toplady for today.

Douglas Bond lives in Washington State and is an elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. He teaches English and history at Covenant High School, and was awarded the regional Teacher Award for teaching young people how to write. He lectures on church history and leads study tours to Europe.

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