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The Old English Bible; And Other Essays (Paperback) Loot Price: R406
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The Old English Bible; And Other Essays (Paperback): Francis Aidan Gasquet
The Old English Bible; And Other Essays (Paperback): Francis Aidan Gasquet

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The Old English Bible; And Other Essays (Paperback)

Francis Aidan Gasquet

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: III. A FORGOTTEN ENGLISH PREACHER. HOW very little, indeed, do we know about Mediaeval Preaching in England ! Possibly few would be disposed to regard this lack of information, upon a subject in itself presumably dull and likely to interest none but the dry-as-dust specialist, as a matter of much regret. To most people, probably, it is sufficient that the modern sermon has at times to be endured as a necessary evil, but the very notion of, say, a fourteenth-century discourse, with its crude methods and quaint expressions, with its endless divisions and subdivisions, its marshalling of texts of Scripture and expressions from the Fathers, and even with its lighter illustrations and stories, is sufficient to conjure up in the imagination a vision of something inexpressibly dreary?a very Sahara of unmitigated dryness. There is, it must be confessed, something to be said for this view; and from a vague dread of finding themselves overwhelmed by ponderous and wholly uninteresting masses of material,English students have so far allowed the oratorical efforts of mediaeval English preachers to remain undisturbed under the dust of centuries. Indeed, so far has this neglect gone that the very names of those, who, in their days, must have stirred, and often deeply stirred, the hearts of our English ancestors by their exhortations, are now for the most part forgotten. There is, however, another point of view. History now welcomes every side light, however dim, which may help to illustrate the origin, course or issue of events, and anything, however insignificant, which may go to explain the causes of popular movements, the growth of popular institutions, and the popular characteristics of nations. In considerations of this kind, it is obvious that pulpit literature may afford conside...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Francis Aidan Gasquet
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 102
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-09799-4
Barcode: 9780217097994
Categories: Books
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LSN: 0-217-09799-5

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