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Biographical Sketch

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/9780198261858.003.0002
Biographical Sketch

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Although the life of Andrewes coincided with the one of the greatest periods of English history, his life remained unspectacular. The life of Lancelot Andrewes began in the reign of Queen Mary during the period of English Reformation, lasting through the reign of Elizabeth I and James I, and ending in the early years of the reign of Charles I. Although he was involved in the many aspects of this crucial period through his various offices, the life of Andrewes remained private and his character remained undefined. This chapter begins with a chronicle of the early life of Andrewes and the formative years that moulded him into one of the best preachers of his time. The chapter also evaluates his sermons to grasp aspects that defines the true life of Andrewes, which he relentlessly pursued away from the prying eyes of the world.

Keywords: English Reformation; Andrewes; English Reformation; sermon; life; preacher

Chapter.  8947 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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