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Greenfield, Thomas
1813-1894; e.m. 1836

PM minister and theological college tutor. Born of humble parentage at Ballast Hills, Newcastle upon Tyne on 18 April 1813, he served his entire ministry in the North. Though largely self-educated, he became a very competent biblical scholar, linguist and theologian in the Puritan mould and a frequent contributor to the PM connexional magazines. He published Expository Discourses on Romans 5-7 (1875). He was a tutor at the Sunderland PM Theological Institute 1877-81 and principal until its closure in 1883, admired and loved by his students for his learning, kindliness and humour. He died on 18 April 1894.

Sources

  • PM Magazine, 1894 pp.786-92
  • Joseph Ritson, The Romance of Primitive Methodism (1909) pp. 197-98
  • G.E. Milburn, A School for the Prophets (Manchester, 1982)

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