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Isaac Nelson: Radical Abolitionist, Evangelical Presbyterian, and Irish Nationalist

Daniel Ritchie


This book reconsiders the career of an important, controversial, but neglected figure in this history of Irish Presbyterianism. The Revd Isaac Nelson is mostly remembered for his opposition to the evangelical revival of 1859, but this book demonstrates that there was much more to Nelson’s career. Nelson started out as a protégé of Henry Cooke and as an exemplary young evangelical minister. Upon aligning himself with the Belfast Anti-Slavery Society and joining forces with American abolitionists such as Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison, Nelson emerged as a powerful voice against co ... More

Keywords: Evangelicalism, Slavery, Ireland, Nationalism, Revivalism, Presbyterianism, Abolitionism, Belfast, Religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781786941282
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781786941282.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Ritchie, author