Congregational Hymns from the Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier Book

Congregational Hymns from the Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier


  • Author : Samuel J. Rogal
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2010-03-08
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786457281
  • Total Read : 95
  • File Size : 9,5 Mb

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Congregational Hymns from the Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier Summary:

Poet John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) proved a significant contributor to American Protestant hymnody--since 1843, more than 2,100 hymnals published in the United States have included adaptations of his works--despite the fact that Whittier never considered himself a hymnist. This book compares and contrasts Whittier's original published texts with versions adapted as hymns, exhibiting the hymnodic elements of his poetry and displaying the textual changes to Whittier's lines by hymnal editors from a variety of denominations. The work offers in-depth comparative studies of many of his poems and their resultant hymns, a catalogue of hymns-from-poems, a chronology of Whittier's life and works, notes, bibliography and index.

Reconsidering Longfellow Book

Reconsidering Longfellow


  • Author : Christoph Irmscher
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2014-02-19
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9781611476743
  • Total Read : 63
  • File Size : 10,6 Mb

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Reconsidering Longfellow Summary:

Ten essays provide a new approach to the work of the most popular American poet of all time. The essays, written by a new generation of Longfellow scholars, cover the entire range of Longfellow’s work, from the early poetry to the wildly successful epics of his middle period (Evangeline, The Song of Hiawatha) to his Chaucerian collection of stories published after the Civil War, Tales of a Wayside Inn. Many of the essays rely on unpublished archival sources from the Longfellow collections at the Longfellow House-George Washington National Historic Site and at the Houghton Library in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Wesleys in Cornwall  1743 1789 Book

The Wesleys in Cornwall 1743 1789


  • Author : Samuel J. Rogal
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2015-09-28
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786499717
  • Total Read : 90
  • File Size : 10,6 Mb

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The Wesleys in Cornwall 1743 1789 Summary:

In nearly a half-century of missionary work throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, brothers John and Charles Wesley found the southwestern county of Cornwall to be among their most serious theological and social challenges. Eighteenth-century Cornwall lacked population centers, and small towns and villages were isolated by inadequate roads. The adult population consisted mainly of miners, fisherman and smugglers--men more interested in the bulk of their pocketbooks than in the status of their souls. And the clergy of the Church of England overwhelmingly opposed the Wesleys and their itinerant preachers, encouraging Anglicans to disrupt the Wesleys' outdoor services and to attack and burn Methodist preaching houses. Although the Wesleys made some evangelical progress in Cornwall, the question remained upon John Wesley's death in 1791: did the mission to Cornwall succeed or fail? This book considers the mission with a close reading of the Wesleys writings, and covers the overall history of 18th-century British Methodism and its contribution to the religious and social history of the British Empire.

James Strong Book

James Strong


  • Author : Samuel J. Rogal
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2020-10-26
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476682556
  • Total Read : 79
  • File Size : 17,5 Mb

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James Strong Summary:

This is the first full biography of Biblical scholar and theological seminary professor James Strong (1822-1894). It describes his upbringing, early and higher education, the schools and colleges where he taught, his academic colleagues, his contributions to the development of nineteenth-century American Methodism, and his numerous publications--particularly his Biblical Concordance (1894), which continues as a standard and essential reference work. It includes edited versions of selected sermons and letters never before published, as well as comments from his students, the details of his experience in the development of the early nineteenth-century American railroad system, and detailed obituaries and reactions to his death.

The Hymn Book

The Hymn


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Church music
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015080966453
  • Total Read : 60
  • File Size : 15,9 Mb

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Talking God Book

Talking God


  • Author : Jacci Bulman
  • Publisher : Lion Books
  • Release Date : 2021-06-18
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9780745981024
  • Total Read : 95
  • File Size : 14,5 Mb

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Talking God Summary:

Listening is a valuable – and often neglected – tool for spiritual learning. Talking God invites you to reflect on the personal beliefs many of us hold towards God through listening in on a series of eleven inspiring interviews with people of Christian or ‘Jesus-connected’ faith. Each of these dedicated spiritual pilgrims give responses to fourteen searching questions about God, Jesus Christ, and Christianity, which offer a wide range of perspectives on issues of faith and spiritual truth. Finding ‘unity in diversity’ can be difficult. It is only by earnestly trying to hear each other that we can learn to celebrate our differences, while also looking for threads – in the worship of God’s love – that bind us together.

Political Poetry as Discourse Book

Political Poetry as Discourse


  • Author : Angela M. Leonard
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN 10 : 0739122843
  • Total Read : 59
  • File Size : 14,8 Mb

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Political Poetry as Discourse Summary:

Political Poetry as Discourse examines the works of the political poets John Greenleaf Whittier and Ebenezer Elliott, drawing comparisons to contemporary hip hoppers who take their words from local newspapers and other discursive sources that they read, hear, and observe. Local presses and news vehicles stand as cultural material forms that supply poets with words, particularly words that congeal into patterns of language, allowing the creation of a poetic discourse. As readers of these poets apply techniques and theories of discourse analysis, they reveal how poets borrow, lift, hijack, or resituate words from one or more different genres to use as tools of political change. Leonard engages with the critical toolboxes of content analysis, semiosis, and deconstruction to demonstrate how to critically investigate and interrogate the images, sounds and words not just of politically engaged poets, but also of any disseminator of culture and news. Moving beyond theory into praxis, this book becomes a model of its own transgressive premise by thinking, analyzing, writing, and teaching against the grain. Its focus on language as unbounded discourse makes this book a relevant and insightful demonstration in democratic pedagogy and in teaching for transformation.

Singing Our Faith Book

Singing Our Faith


  • Author : Donald W. Haynes
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2021-10-28
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 9781664197640
  • Total Read : 86
  • File Size : 20,5 Mb

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Singing Our Faith Summary:

Hymn singing is vital to both the beliefs and emotion of worship in all religions, especially Protestant Christianity. With the rising popularity of contemporary worship, traditional hymnody is in danger of being lost to Christian memory. This book reflects the intellectual excellence, the religious devotion, and the widespread influence of over two hundred hymns. Many have very poignant life situations which prompted the writing of hymns or poems that musicians composed to enhance the singability or the majesty of the lyrics. Haynes has done careful research into the life and specific occasions when inspiration led to the gift of a hymn to posterity. These vignettes are meaningful for private devotional use and in worship bulletins to make hymn singing more meaningful.