Bob Tennant's Corporate Holiness: Pulpit Preaching and the Church of PDF

By Bob Tennant

ISBN-10: 0199567859

ISBN-13: 9780199567850

Bob Tennant provides a background of the missionary paintings, cultures, and rhetoric of the Church of britain in 1760-1870, while it used to be the principal organizer of Protestant out of the country missions. via shut awareness to the Society for selling Christian wisdom (SPCK, based 1699), the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in international components (SPG, 1701), and the Church Missionary Society (CMS, 1799) Tennant deals a scientific exploration of the complex
relationship among the Societies' regulations, decision-making platforms, and management, as recorded of their unpublished minute books, and the rhetorical and theological job in their sermon literature. hence their 'corporate holiness' is proven to be a synthesis of theology, ministry, rhetoric,
administration, and strategies of establishing public aid. within the technique, Tennant additionally deals analyses of controversies in the Church of britain approximately questions reminiscent of the connection of Bible to liturgy, the character and methods of mass schooling, charitable behaviour, and the methods of decision-making. Supported through statistical facts, he deals a revisionist account of the Church's dating to the yankee Revolution, the Romantic flow, and the Indian 'Mutiny'. Besides
offering a severe heritage of his topic, Tennant additionally indicates a strategy for drawing close a basic thesis of Christian missionary societies on their lonesome phrases, theoretically separable from and warding off the distortions and imbalances which were imposed by means of the secularist imperial historiography
to which they've got so frequently been subordinated.

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