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Introduction

Nicholas Lossky

in Lancelot Andrewes, the Preacher (1555-1626)

Published in print April 1991 | ISBN: 9780198261858
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682223 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261858.003.0001
Introduction

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The names of Lancelot Andrewes and Richard Hooker are always associated with the study of Anglicanism. Both were ranked by T. S. Elliot beside the Fathers of the English Church and both were the original founders of the much celebrated Via Media. While Richard Hooker was well-known to the general public, Lancelot Andrewes was not, even to the students of Anglican theology. There are only few who knew Andrewes as more than just an illustrious name. While the works of Hooker were often read, studied and made available in modern editions, Andrewes's works were rarely read. This study focuses on Lancelot Andrewes and the great theological themes of his preaching. In this study, the focus is on the thought the prevailed in the preaching and sermons of the great bishop. A considerable number of his sermons are discussed in this book; a great majority of them were arranged in a series preached at great feasts and culminating points of the liturgical year such as Christmas, Lent, Good Friday, Pentecost, and Easter. These ‘solemn sermons’, as what Bishop John Buckeridge called them, are studied from a theological view.

Keywords: Lancelot Andrewes; English Church; Anglican theology; theological themes; preaching; sermons; solemn sermons

Chapter.  2528 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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