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Burgess, William Pennington
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(1790–1860), English Methodist minister and writer. Burgess was ordained before 1815 and became minister to the church of St. George in the East, London, by 1842. His main contribution is the companion to the Methodist Hymnal. He did not deal systematically with each hymn, but grouped hymns together thematically, raising their theological and apologetic issues and identifying many of the historical circumstances surrounding their composition. Burgess's hymnal companion is one of t…

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Flynn, William, “Burgess, William Pennington”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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