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George Wishart (1513-1546)

Bert Cargill of Scotland, co-author or “Torchbearers of the Truth”, writes the following brief biography of the early Scottish Reformer and martyr George Wishart (1513-1546). George Wishart arrived on the scene of pre-reformation Scotland at a critical time. A biography of Wishart begins thus: “The martyrdom at St Andrews…of Patrick Hamilton…sufficiently proved that, in the […]

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John Wycliffe (1324-1384)

Bert Cargill of Scotland, co-author or “Torchbearers of the Truth”, writes the following brief biography of the first man ever to translate the Bible into English, John Wycliffe (1324-1384) “The Morning Star of the Reformation”. John Wycliffe is chiefly remembered as the person who first gave English speaking people a Bible in their own language. […]

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John Newton (1725-1807)

James Brown, of Scotland, author or “Torchbearers of the Truth”, provides a short but useful biography of John Newton, the author of the hymn Amazing Grace. On John Newton’s gravestone it reads: “John Newton, Clerk, once an infidel and libertine, a servant of slaves in Africa, was, by the rich mercy of our Lord and […]

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