While…[Andrew Fuller] wrote a number of influential works before his death in 1815, his early sermons and other documents have survived only as shorthand notes.
They remained inaccessible until Dr Steve Holmes, head of the School of Divinity at St Andrews University found one headed in longhand “Confessions of Faith, Oct. 7 1783”.
He recognised this as the date of Fuller’s induction into the pastorate of a church in Kettering and knew that he would have been required to give a confession of faith as part of that service.
Dr Holmes then wondered if a copy of the confession printed in a biography might help him crack the code.
After discovering that the two texts were the same, he recruited Jonny Woods through the university’s undergraduate research assistant scheme to help.
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