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Hannah More's Moral Imagination: Fiction that Reformed a Nation

Date Tuesday, April 26, 2016
10:20 - 11 a.m.
FeaturingEmma Beecken, Senior majoring in Elementary Education K-6, Social Studies Gr 5-12 and History
Location View maps and directions to Bethel University Library Fireside Lounge
SponsorsFriends of the Bethel University Library.

Event Description

Ms. Beecken will present her path of research and briefly discuss the topic of her paper. A contemporary of Jane Austen, best friends with William Wilberforce, and the most influential woman of the British abolition movement, Hannah More was the best-selling author of the Georgian era -- and so much more. Fueled by her commitment to Biblical Christianity, More changed the British world with her dedication to reformation through writing. Her noteworthy absence from today's history books, however, made researching her a puzzle in itself. This presentation will explore More's life, legacy, and the search to uncover the story of a Christian heroine.


Contact Ann Gannon at 651.635.8717 or agannon@bethel.edu.