Preaching the Inward Light: Early Quaker Rhetoric (Hardback)
  • Preaching the Inward Light: Early Quaker Rhetoric (Hardback)
zoom

Preaching the Inward Light: Early Quaker Rhetoric (Hardback)

(author)
£47.00
Hardback 474 Pages / Published: 25/11/2009
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
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.

Publisher: Baylor University Press
ISBN: 9781602582408
Number of pages: 474
Weight: 732 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 41 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A lively analysis of Quaker homiletics. Both historians and students of rhetoric and preaching will find here many helpful insights." --John S. McClure, Charles G. Finney Professor of Homiletics, The Divinity School, Vanderbilt University
More than religious history, Michael P. Graves has penned a multifaceted historical, theoretical, and textual analysis of impromptu speech that will be of great interest to communication and rhetorical scholars.... Through his careful scholarship and elegant prose, we catch a glimpse of the path these Friends followed, the meaning they built, the communities they formed, and the Light that illuminated their way. -- Jonathan J. Edwards -- Rhetoric & Public Affairs
Preaching the Inward Light is an excellent resource not only for students of religious rhetoric, preaching, and history, but also for persons who would encounter a radically different approach to discerning God's living word amid the community of faith. -- Homiletic

You may also be interested in...

The Popes
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
In God's Name
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A History of Christianity
Added to basket
The Christians and the Fall of Rome
Added to basket
The Book of Enoch
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Devon's Fifty Best Churches
Added to basket
Confessions
Added to basket
£10.00
Hardback
A New History of Early Christianity
Added to basket
Leaving Alexandria
Added to basket
The Stripping of the Altars
Added to basket
Christian Beginnings
Added to basket
The Confessions
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Seven Storey Mountain
Added to basket
The Weight of Glory
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.