Robert South (1634-1716): An Introduction to his Life and Sermons by Gerard ReedyRobert South (1634-1716): An Introduction to his Life and Sermons by Gerard Reedy

Robert South (1634-1716): An Introduction to his Life and Sermons

byGerard Reedy

Paperback | September 10, 2007

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Robert South (1634-1716) was one of the great Anglican writers and preachers of his age. A contemporary of Dryden and Locke, he faced the profound political and philosophical changes taking place at the beginning of the Enlightenment in England. Gerard Reedy's book makes a strong case for the importance of his sermons, their complexity, beauty and wit, and their place in the history of post-Restoration English literature. Discussing sermons of South that deal with his theory of politics, language, the sacrament and mystery, Reedy reintroduces us to a lively and seminal master of prose, politics and theology in the late Stuart era.
Title:Robert South (1634-1716): An Introduction to his Life and SermonsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.43 inPublished:September 10, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521041767

ISBN - 13:9780521041768

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations and note on the text; Introduction; 1. Westminster and Christ Church; 2. South's Sermons in context; 3. South and the political sermon; 4. South and the misuse of language; 5. South on the sacrament; 6. South and mystery; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Reedy has done all students of English Renaissance literature and religious history a great service through his careful delineation of South's homiletic achievement. His volume is modest in size, but it demonstrates the importance of South's work and captures significant dimensions of his thought, surely prompting others to further study." John N. Wall, Theological Studies