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Whitsun

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/9780198261858.003.0007
Whitsun

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This chapter discusses the fifteen Whitsun sermons of Andrewes which were prepared during the Jacobean period and Andrewes's bishopric. These Whitsun sermons were preached during 1606 to 1621, with two years off, and the last sermon was never delivered. Like the Nativity and Resurrection sermons, the Whitsun sermons also display a sense of unity. Andrewes treated the subject of Whitsun in a delicate manner. For him, it was the period of giving back to the Holy Spirit His true place amidst the tendency of minimizing the role of the third Person of the Holy Trinity in the economy of salvation dominated by a hypertrophied Christocentrism.

Keywords: Whitsun sermons; 1600s; Holy Spirit; salvation; third Person

Chapter.  39381 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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