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Spurgeon, Charles Haddon (1834–1892)

  1. Larry S. McDonald

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc1299

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

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McDonald, L. S. 2011. Spurgeon, Charles Haddon (1834–1892). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


British. Born in Kelvedon, Essex, on June 19, 1834 to John, an Independent minister, and Eliza Spurgeon. He was the first born of seventeen of whom nine died in infancy. Although he lacked formal theological education, at 19 he became the pastor of the historic and famous New Park Street Baptist Church in London which eventually became the Metropolitan Tabernacle. Out of his preaching at this church Spurgeon developed a ministry with such spiritual depth and vitality that it still impacts the world today, earning him the nickname, “Prince of Preachers.”


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