By Robert H. Ellison
The most recent installment in Brills a brand new background of the Sermon sequence bargains cutting edge stories of sacred rhetoric within the 19th century. the 3 sectionsTheory and Theology, Sermon and Society within the British Empire, and Sermon and Society in Americacontain a complete of 16 essays on such themes as biblical feedback, Charles Darwin, the Oxford flow, the Womans Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), English Catholicism, sermon-novels, and the slave exchange on each side of the Atlantic. a number of traditions are represented, together with the Anglican and Presbyterian church buildings, English nonconformity, Judaism, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, making this a compilation that might attract a variety of preachers, historians, literary students, and scholars of the rhetorical tradition.Contributors are Miriam Elizabeth Burstein, Thomas J. Carmody, sunrise Coleman, Robert H. Ellison, Joseph Evans, Keith A. Francis, Brian Jackson, Dorothy Lander, Thomas H. Olbricht, Carol Poster, Mirela Saim, Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen, Bob Tennant, David M. Timmerman, Tamara S. Wagner, and John Wolffe.
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Extra info for A New History of the Sermon: the Nineteenth Century
Sermons Preached before the University of Oxford The university sermon is the homiletic genre most closely related to the lecture. The best known specimens are Newman’s 1843 Sermons, Chiefly on the Theory of Religious Belief, republished in 1872 as Fifteen Sermons Preached before the University of Oxford; the most numerous are the several dozen Pusey preached from the 1830s through the 1870s. These are also the most academic of all the Tractarians’ spoken works. , p. 151. , p. 292. 120 John Henry Newman, Fifteen Sermons Preached before the University of Oxford (Oxford, 2006), p.
105 This is also the conclusion I am advocating here: these collections may not be sermons, but they were never intended to be. They are instead examples of the speaking the Tractarians did when they – by design rather than by neglect – emphasized education over exhortation. Not all the Tractarians’ lectures, however, are written in Newman’s and Pusey’s style. To varying extents, volumes published by Harrison, Perceval, and Marriott are “hybrid” works, displaying the characteristics of lectures while also incorporating significant amounts of sermonic material.
171. 147 Marriott, Sermons, p. 408. 148 Eden, Sermons Preached at S. Mary’s, pp. 147–73, 196–217; Marriott, Sermons, pp. 320–23, 340–41, 380–82, 404–409. 36 robert h. ellison maintain that these elements of the faith cannot be proven, but rather that they need not be; they are plainly stated in the scriptures, and the congregants’ duty is to accept them as given, determine what demands they make on their character and conduct, and live out what they learned as faithfully as they are able. Keble’s university preaching contains elements of all of these approaches.
A New History of the Sermon: the Nineteenth Century by Robert H. Ellison