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Representative Modern Preachers (Paperback): Lewis O Brastow
Representative Modern Preachers (Paperback): Lewis O Brastow

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Lewis O Brastow

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REPRESENTATIVE MODERN PREACHERS . MODERN PREA f ttERS BY LEWIS O. BRASTOW, D. D. PROFESSOR OF PRACTICAL THEOLOGY IN YALE UNIVERSITY HODDER STOUGHTON NEW YORK GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY PREFACE THE chapters of this volume were originally lectures to divinity students. I have ventured to present them in revised and expanded form to the general public, because I think that the preachers of whose personali ties and products I have here attempted a critical esti mate have, by their skill and force in presenting the truth, won the right to a special hearing. I have been a careful student of them for many years, and confess a special personal interest in most of them. Some of them are well known. A good deal has been said about them and they have been widely read. It may seem, therefore, to be bringing coals to Newcastle to discuss them anew. But some of them are not well known. A volume of Schleiermachers selected and translated sermons was presented a few years ago to the American public. But I venture the surmise that but few, even among preachers, know this great repre sentative of the German pulpit, either as preacher or as theologian. Newman and Mozley have still a lim ited circle of readers and admirers, but it might well be enlarged. The up-to-date man is not interested in Guthrie or Spurgeon. They have contributed little or nothing to the thought of the church. But each according to his type was a great preacher, and it would be a mistake to minimize their significance for viii PREFACE the practical life of the church. It is doubtless some thing of a venture to ask fresh attention to the more widely known and read preachers of our group, who bear most distinctively the modern mark. But Ihave cherished the hope that by directing attention to the influences that wrought upon all of these preachers, by analyzing their characteristics of personality and their homiletic methods and products, by indicating what they represent as preachers, and by setting them somewhat in comparison or contrast, I may have suc ceeded in a measure in getting them into fresh light, and may have made some additional contribution, how ever slight, to the knowledge of them. Contemporary with the preachers we are considering there were, of course, others of great skill and effectiveness who might well have been grouped with them. But per sonal preference is a factor in the selection the plan of discussion would not admit of enlargement of the group, and it may at least be claimed that none of their contemporaries surpassed them in their own lines. There are living preachers who are their worthy suc cessors, but the author does not wish to engage in vivisection. The preachers before us differ widely from each other as representatives of the preaching of the last century. Each in his own way represents some im portant interest, meets some real want, and is the product of some movement of thought or life, or some combination of movements, measurably manifest in the last century. Some of them are theologically and ecclesiastically reactionary, but not one of them is a complete anachronism, and there is none that fails to PREFACE ix bring an important message for his age and for ours as well. No effort has been made to differentiate them formally by groups, or to classify them according to the schools they may be supposed to represent. But they represent different tendencies and they belong to different types. Ecclesiastically the first five may be called Broad churchmen, the two following High churchmen, and the last two Low churchmen, using these terms comprehensively. Theologically the first group repre sent measurably modern catholicity and liberality, the second church confessionalism, and the third an ardent evangelicalism. With respect to points of view or pre vailing tendencies of homiletic thought and method, they may be called respectively humanistic, dogmatic, and Biblical...


Imprint: Read Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: March 2007
First published: March 2007
Authors: Lewis O Brastow
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 436
ISBN-13: 978-1-4067-4935-9
Barcode: 9781406749359
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-4067-4935-4

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