Congregational Hymns from the Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier: A Comparative Study of the Sources and Final Works, with a Bibliographic Catalog of the Hymns

Congregational Hymns from the Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier: A Comparative Study of the Sources and Final Works, with a Bibliographic Catalog of the Hymns

by Samuel J. Rogal
     
 

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786444786
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
12/11/2009
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Samuel J. Rogal, a retired professor of English, has published numerous scholarly books and articles on English literature. He lives in La Salle, Illinois.

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