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Title The Oxford handbook of the British sermon, 1689-1901 / editors, Keith A. Francis, William Gibson
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 662 pages)
Series Oxford handbooks in religion and theology
Oxford handbooks.
Contents Part I. Introductory essays. The British sermon 1689-1901 : quantities, performance and culture / William Gibson -- Sermons : themes and developments / Keith A. Francis -- Part II. Communities, cultures and communication. Parish preaching in the long eighteenth century / Jeffrey S. Chamberlain -- Parish preachingin the Victorian era : the village sermon / Francese Knight -- Preaching from the platform / Martin Hewitt -- The British Quaker sermon, 1689-1901 / Michael Graves -- The sermons of the eighteenth-century Evangelicals / Bob Tennant -- Sermons in British Catholicism to the restoration of the hierarchy / Geoffrey Scott -- Preaching in the churches of Scotland / Ann Matheson -- The sermon and political controversy in Ireland, 1800-1850 / Irene Whelan -- Sermons in Wales in the established church / John Morgan-Guy -- Preaching in the vernacular : the Welsh sermon, 1689-1901 / D. Densil Morgan -- Order and uniformity, decorum, and taste : sermons preaches at the anniversary meeting of the three choirs, 1720-1800 / Andrew Pink -- Part III. Occasional sermons. The sermon, court and Parliament, 1689-1789 / Pasi Ihalainen -- The defence of Georgian Britain : the anti-Jacobite sermon, 1715-1746 / James J. Caudle -- Preaching, national salvation, victories, and thanksgivings : 1689-1800 / Warren Johnston -- Sermons in the age of the American and French revolutions / G.M. Ditchfield -- 'This itching ear'd age' : visitation sermons and charges in the eighteenth century / William Gibson -- Consecration sermons / Colin Haydon -- The Protestant funeral sermon in England, 1688-1800 / Penny Pritchard -- The Victorian funeral sermon / John Wolffe -- Part IV. Controversies, and the development of ideas. Hard Labour : institutional benevolence and the development of national education / Bob Tennant -- Sermons for end times : Evangelicalism, romanticism, and apocalypse in Britain / Keith A. Francis and Robert J. Surridge -- Rationalism, the enlightenment, and sermons / Nigel Aston -- Preaching the Oxford movement / Jeremy Morris -- Sermons and the Catholic restoration / Melissa Wilkinson -- Paley to Darwin : natural theology versus science in Victorian sermons / Keith A. Francis -- Preaching the broad church gospel : the natal sermons of Bishop John William Colenso / Gerald Parsons -- Part V. Missions and ideas of empire. From Barbarism to civility, from darkness to light : preaching empire as sacred history / Robert G. Ingram -- Eighteenth-century mission sermons / Rowan Strong -- The sermon in the British colonies / Joanna Cruickshank -- Church of Ireland missions to Roman Catholics, c.1700-1800 / Andrew Sneddon -- 'Go ye therefore and teach all nations.' Evangelical and mission sermons : the Imperial period / Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen -- Part VI. Sermons and literature. The poet-preachers / Kirstie Blair -- Tradition, preaching, and the Gothic revival / Stephen Prickett -- The sermon and the Victorian novel / Linda Gill -- Part VII. Conclusion. Sermon studies : major issues and future directions / Keith A. Francis
Summary This handbook accesses historical, theological, rhetorical literary and linguistic studies to demonstrate the interdisciplinary strength of the field of sermon studies and to show the centrality of sermons to private and public life in this 'golden age' of the British sermon
"The period 1689-1901 was 'the golden age' of the sermon in Britain. It was the best selling printed work and dominated the print trade until the mid-nineteenth century. Sermons were highly influential in religious and spiritual matters, but they also played important roles in elections and politics, science and ideas and campaigns for reform. Sermons touched the lives of ordinary people and formed a dominant part of their lives. Preachers attracted huge crowds and the popular demand for sermons was never higher. Sermons were also taken by missionaries and clergy across the British empire, so that preaching was integral to the process of imperialism and shaped the emerging colonies and dominions. The form that sermons took varied widely, and this enabled preaching to be adopted and shaped by every denomination, so that in this period most religious groups could lay claim to a sermon style. The pulpit naturally lent itself to controversy, and consequently sermons lay at the heart of numerous religious arguments. Drawing on the latest research by leading sermon scholars, this handbook accesses historical, theological, rhetorical, literary and linguistic studies to demonstrate the interdisciplinary strength of the field of sermon studies and to show the centrality of sermons to religious life in this period"-- Publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes The print version record
Subject Preaching -- Great Britain -- History.
Sermons -- Great Britain -- History.
Sermons, English -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Ellison, Robert H., 1967-
Francis, Keith A.
Gibson, W. (William)
Gibson, William, 1959-
Morgan-Guy, John.
Tennant, Bob.
ISBN 0191750336