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Preaching the Inward Light: Early Quaker Rhetoric
     

Preaching the Inward Light: Early Quaker Rhetoric

by Michael P. Graves
 

ISBN-10: 1602582408

ISBN-13: 9781602582408

Pub. Date: 11/25/2009

Publisher: Baylor University Press

Studying the history of early Quaker preaching, Michael Graves uses careful rhetorical analysis to provide insights into Quaker theology and practice. Situating the movement within the intellectual context of early seventeenth century Europe, he explores both seminal preachers and lesser known figures who were nonetheless important rhetoricians. Through extant

Overview

Studying the history of early Quaker preaching, Michael Graves uses careful rhetorical analysis to provide insights into Quaker theology and practice. Situating the movement within the intellectual context of early seventeenth century Europe, he explores both seminal preachers and lesser known figures who were nonetheless important rhetoricians. Through extant sermons he demonstrates that the early Quakers could be a vocal, even "revivalistic," sect that sought to put into effect world-wide the moral, spiritual, and practical virtues of what they called "primitive Christianity." Thus, Graves challenges the stereotypes of the early movement and shows the denomination to be theologically innovative and socially important. Well-researched and well-written, Preaching the Inward Light is a timely look backward to these spirited people.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602582408
Publisher:
Baylor University Press
Publication date:
11/25/2009
Series:
Studies in Rhetoric & Religion Series , #9
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Ch. 1 Cultural Constraints on Early Quaker Preaching

Ch. 2 Presuppositions of Early Quaker Preaching

Ch. 3 The Development of Seventeenth Century Quaker Impromptu Preaching Theory

Ch. 4 Robert Barclay and the Grounding of Early Quaker Homiletic Theory

Ch. 5 The Flowering of Early Quaker Homiletic Theory: Samuel Bownas' Manual for Itinerant Impromptu Preachers

Ch. 6 Thematic Characteristics of Quaker Sermons, 1671-1700

Ch. 7 Key Metaphors in Early Quaker Sermons, 1671-1700

Ch. 8 Other Salient Characteristics of Quaker Sermons, 1671-1700

Ch. 9 George Fox Faces the Yearly Meeting in 1674: The Challenge of Legitimacy in a Culture that Values Impromptu, Inspired Discourse

Ch. 10 Stephen Crisp and the Bedrock of Early Quakerism

Ch. 11 "This is my testimony unto you from the life of God": The Theorist Tests His Own Advice

Ch. 12 William Penn Preaches an Impromptu Funeral Sermon

Epilogue

Bibliography

Appendices

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