Horne, Melville

Horne, Melville A Wesleyan minister, born in England in the latter part of the last century, was originally a lay preacher of the Wesleyan societies, but by the advice, of his brethren he took orders in the Church of England, and went as missionary to Sierra Leone. On his return he was made vicar of Olney, later at Macclesfield, and finally went to West Thurrock, Essex. He died in the early part of the present century. Horne is known especially by his Letters on Missions, addressed to the Protestant Ministers of the British Churches (1794, 8vo; reprinted at Boston, 1835), which, it is generally believed, "prompted the first counsels that led to the formation of the London Missionary Society (comp. Ellis's Hist. of London Miss. Soc. 1, 13-15; Stevens, Hist. of Methodism, 2, 295 sq.). He published also several of his sermons (1791-1811), and an Investigation of the Definition of Justifying Faith (1809, 12mo).

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