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The Adventure Begins Video 4 149

Foundation and Development

This Video explains how the Sunday School or Sabbath School Movement in England was founded and developed by Robert Raikes (1736 - 1811 AD) the Editor of The Gloucester Journal. A friend of Mr. Raikes, William King, also held a class about the same time in Dursley Tabernacle Church in Gloucestershire and may have discussed the idea with Robert Raikes who publicized it in his Journal. Sunday schools aimed at providing education for working children including reading, writing, lettering and learning by repetition of the alphabet, various Bible verses, hymns and poems. Various passages from William Shakespeare and other morality books were used for readings. This was the precursor of religious education on Sundays by many denominations. The video is 3 minutes and 17 seconds long.✞✞

"Sunday School Movement"
by Ron Meacock © 1982 - 2017

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