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Author Woolverton, John Frederick, 1926-

Title The education of Phillips Brooks / John F. Woolverton
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [1995]


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 ADPML REF  283.092 Brooks Woo/Eop  LIB USE ONLY
Description xiv, 153 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Studies in Anglican history
Studies in Anglican history.
Contents 1. New England Religion and Doting Parents -- 2. Growing Up in Boston's High Culture -- 3. Failure and the Poetry of Heroics -- 4. Virginia Seminary: Slavery and Evangelicalism -- 5. The Search for the Ideal: Reading the Text for Oneself
Summary The Education of Phillips Brooks probes the formative years of one of the best-known figures of Victorian America's "Gilded Age." Rigorously researched, bringing as yet untapped archival material into play, John F. Woolverton's book is an extremely readable and fascinating look at a gifted, persuasive clergyman and public figure. The sermon Brooks delivered at his Holy Trinity Church in Philadelphia while Abraham Lincoln's body lay in state overnight in Independence Hall was published, making him nationally famous overnight. He also is known for penning the lyrics to "O Little Town of Bethlehem."
Although Brooks was not a major theologian, he was nurtured in an atmosphere of serious religious thought. In the crisis era of pre-Civil War America, he sought a religious and cultural ideal in the "perfect manhood" of Jesus Christ and consequently "won a name" for himself, as his slightly envious cousin, Henry Adams, once remarked. Woolverton places Brooks in his cultural context and shows how this religious leader was shaped psychologically and by his times and how those factors helped him forge a spiritual ideal for a troubled nation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [115]-148) and index
Subject Brooks, Phillips, 1835-1893.
Episcopal Church -- Massachusetts -- Bishops -- Education -- History -- 19th century.
Anglican Communion -- Massachusetts -- Bishops -- Education -- History -- 19th century.
Massachusetts -- Church history -- 19th century.
LC no. 95001881
ISBN 025202186X alkaline paper
Other Titles Phillips Brooks