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By Robert H. Ellison

The most recent installment in Brills a brand new background of the Sermon sequence bargains leading 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 alternate on either 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 would 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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52. , pp. 22–23. , p. 422. , p. 15. 74 John Henry Newman, Lectures on Justification (London, 1838), p. v. , p. vi. 81 Some of the statements above, and the larger discussion of faith and works of which they are a part, would appear to support this assessment. It is not, however, an even balance, for Newman’s calls to exhibit a “fruitful faith”82 are easily overshadowed by his discussions of the “instrumentality of faith”83 the “formal cause of justification”,84 the “philosophical relation of justification to sanctification”,85 and other complex theological topics.

185). His first suggestion was adopted, but John 7:17 was ultimately selected as the “motto”. I have not found the reasons for the changes, but both decisions were 159 the tractarians’ sermons and other speeches 39 Newman, Pusey, and Williams quote or closely paraphrase this verse,165 and its essence appears throughout the series.

30. 141 Arthur Wollaston Hutton, Cardinal Manning (Boston, 1892), p. 219. 136 the tractarians’ sermons and other speeches 35 educational system and of the careers his hearers would pursue in just a few years’ time. 144 Hutton would probably have said much the same thing about Charles Page Eden and Charles Marriott, the two Tractarians who succeeded Newman as vicar of St Mary’s. 145 This emphasis upon practice is particularly evident in sermons on topics that would seem especially amenable to academic or theoretical exploration.

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