"Originally published by Forward Movement Publications as 'Saints Galore' c1972, c1989, c1996". -- verso of t.-p.
"Fourth, updated and revised edition". -- back cover.
Biographies of saints and individuals in the calendar of holy days in the Book of Common Prayer, and lesser feasts and fasts authorized by General Convention. Includes many post medieval individuals from the Anglican Communuion in addition to several American commemorations.
Contents arranged chronologically by date with addition of "Some Other Popular Saints" at the end.
This book describes "twenty-nine of the most influential Anglican figures from the sixteenth century to the present ... deftly chronicles their lives and work while capturing at the same time the deep personal faith that they have managed to communicate so well to the rest of the world". -- inside front cover. The selections are arranged with brief subject titles and each section concludes with questions for reflection and discussion.
Contents: Introduction dated Daphne, Alabama, March 2001 / Richard H. Schmidt -- Thomas Cranmore (1489-1556): Father of the Prayer Book -- John Jewel (1422-1571): First Anglican Apologist -- Richard Hooker (1554-1600): Definitive Anglican -- Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626): Private Devotions -- John Donne (1573-1631): He Dueled with Death -- George Herbert (1593-1633): Poet Parson -- Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667): Loyalist -- Thomas Traherne (1637-1674): Champion of Felicity -- William Law (1686-1761): Commando in the Chapel of Ease -- Joseph Butler (1692-1752): The Thinking Man's Bishop -- John Wesley (1703-1791): Outside Agitator -- Charles Wesley (1707-1788): Skylark -- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784): Spiritual Gladiator -- Hannah More (1745-1833) -- Charles Simeon (1759-1836) -- John Keble (1792-1866) -- Frederick Denison Maurice (1805-1872): Citizen of the Kingdom -- William Porcher Dubose (1836-1918): Rebel with a Cause -- Charles Gore (1853-1932): Liberal or Conservative ? -- Vida Dutton Scudder (1861-1954): She Dreamt of a New World -- Roland Allen (1868-1947): Missionary to the Missionaries -- Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941): Guide in the Life of Prayer -- William Temple (1881-1944): Philosopher Prelate -- Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957): Whimsical Apologist -- C.S. Lewis (1898-1963): Mere Christian -- Verna J. Dozier (b. 1917): Re-envisioning the Laity -- Madeleine L'Engle (b. 1918): Teller of Tales -- Festo Kivengere (1921?-1988): World Evangelist -- Desmond Tutu (b. 1931): Prophet of Forgiveness -- Acknowledgements -- Index.
This book "was the product of an age when the pursuit of holiness deeply concerned pious souls. We regard the books now more as historical documents than guides for living the Christian life in the 1990s. This is not to say that some portions of Taylor's exposition in these books may not inspire some moderns, as they did John Wesley."
"With a forward by John Booty and 'A Resource for Adult Education' by Joseph P. Russell"..
This book is a "series of studies of great Anglican thinkers. .... In the pages which follow we are meeting with and studying those who ... I have presented as 'standard divines', theologians who have served the church not only in doctrinal and apologetical writings, but in catechetical, liturgical, and devotional works in which they exhibit a profound commitment, involving a unified sensibility, mind and feeling, to scripture, creeds, and The Book of Common Prayer". -- Foreword.
Contents: Preface -- Foreword / John Booty, Historiographer of the Episcopal Church -- The Middle Way -- Richard Hooker -- John Donne -- Jeremy Taylor -- Joseph Butler -- Frederick Denison Maurice -- C.S. Lewis -- Dorothy L. Sayers -- William Temple -- A Resource for Adult Education / Joseph P. Russell.
Each section concludes with resources "For further reading".
This book "introduces us to the 232 men and women who are commemorated in the 'Common Worship' Calendar. Nearly five hundred years after the Reformation, the Church of England is coming to a fuller appreciation of the saints, and their contribution to our spiritual journey". -- back cover.
Contents: Introduction -- Abbreviations -- January -- February -- March -- April -- May -- June -- July -- August -- September -- October -- November -- December -- Appendix: Martyrologies and Calendars -- Index.
Entries arranged by month and day.
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