Wisdom and Wasteland

Overview

"Jeremy Taylor (1613-67), bishop of Down and Connor, celebrated Caroline theologian, preacher and pastor, was the subject of Selected Works edited by Dr. Carroll (for a series of Classics of Western Spirituality). This new book, concentrating on Taylor's preaching, contains an edition of eleven sermons which display the full range of his interests; this is prefaced by a substantial essay by Dr. Carroll on 'Biblical and poetic perception'. The book is divided into five main sections - 'The minister of the word', 'Mystical and ascetical', 'Biblical ...
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Overview

"Jeremy Taylor (1613-67), bishop of Down and Connor, celebrated Caroline theologian, preacher and pastor, was the subject of Selected Works edited by Dr. Carroll (for a series of Classics of Western Spirituality). This new book, concentrating on Taylor's preaching, contains an edition of eleven sermons which display the full range of his interests; this is prefaced by a substantial essay by Dr. Carroll on 'Biblical and poetic perception'. The book is divided into five main sections - 'The minister of the word', 'Mystical and ascetical', 'Biblical and liturgical', Moral and doctrinal' and, 'Preacher and panegyric'."--BOOK JACKET.
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Having previously produced a collection of works by Irish bishop, theologian, and preacher Taylor (1613-67), Carroll, himself an Irish priest, concentrates here on his preaching. In a substantial essay, he introduces 11 sermons that display the full range of Taylor's interests. The sections cover the minister of the word, mystical and ascetical, Biblical and liturgical, moral and doctrinal, and preacher and panegyric. Only proper names and Biblical passages are indexed. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851825813
  • Publisher: Four Courts Press
  • Publication date: 5/21/2001
  • Pages: 288

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations 8
Preface 9
Foreword 15
Introduction: Biblical and Poetic Perception
1 The Minister of the Word
The Minister's Duty in Life and Doctrine 99
2 Mystical and Ascetical
Via Intelligentiae 118
The Marriage Ring 133
3 Biblical and Liturgical
Advent Sunday: Christ's Advent to Judgment 151
Whitsunday: Of the Spirit of Grace 165
4 Moral and Doctrinal
Apples of Sodom; or The Fruits of Sin 185
The House of Feasting; or The Epicure's Measures 193
The Good and Evil Tongue 200
The Deceitfulness of the Heart 208
5 Preacher and Panegyric
The Countess of Carbery's Funeral Sermon 220
Preached at the Funeral of the Lord Primate of Ireland 236
Epilogue: Panegyric and Preacher
The Funeral Sermon of Jeremy Taylor preached by the Most Reverend George Rust 256
Two Prayers: Before & After Sermon 273
Select Bibliography 277
Index of Biblical Citations 281
Index of Proper Names 285
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