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Hard Labour: Institutional Benevolence and the Development of National Education

Bob Tennant

in The Oxford Handbook of the British Sermon 1689-1901

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199583591
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199583591.013.0022

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

 Hard Labour: Institutional Benevolence and the Development of National Education

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This article examines sermons preached during the transition of English charity-schools from thinly-scattered, ad hoc local provision into a national system. It first considers a sample case of sermon exegesis and then explores sermons’ roles in three contrasting loci: the Gravel Lane Dissenting charity-school; the annual assemblies of the Cities of London and Westminster charity-schools; and local fund-raising for the Incorporated National Society for Promoting the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church.

Keywords: sermons; English charity schools; London charity-schools; Westminster charity-schools

Article.  8233 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Christianity

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