Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Wilberforce to be Reckoned With?

Amazing Grace, a movie about the life of William Wilberforce, opens this weekend. Wilberforce is one of the greatest proponents for social justice from his day, and his life is certianly worth learning about. This year marks the two-hundredth anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade, largely due to his efforts. Not sure if I'll get to see it this weekend or not, but if anyone does, let me know if it was any good.

For some info on Wilberforce and his role in ending the slave trade, here are a couple resources:

Wilberforce.org
Official Movie Site
The Life of William Wilberforce (free online book by John Piper)

3 comments:

theRoyal said...

and don't forget the new Will Ferrell movie is out next month...

"my humps my humps, my lady humps"


William Wilberforce pffffffffft.

Scotty B said...

Good movie. Won't win any awards, but I liked it a lot.

vandorsten said...

excellent.