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Sunday School
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1. History

The Sunday school movement began around 1780 in Great Britain and quickly led to the formation of independent regional and interdenominational societies. In 1785 William Fox (1738–1826), a Baptist, founded the Society for the Establishing and Maintaining of Sunday Schools in Great Britain. The London Sunday School Union took its place in 1803. In 1843 the Church of England Sunday School Institute of the Anglican Church (Anglican Communion) was founded. The First Day Society (1791) …

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Luumi, Pertti and Becker, Ulrich, “Sunday School”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 03 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_SI.98>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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