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American Sermons: The Pilgrims to Martin Luther King Jr. (Library of America) [Hardcover]

By Michael Warner (Editor)
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Pages   939
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.09" Width: 5.28" Height: 1.21"
Weight:   2.95 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 1999
Publisher   Library of America
Age  18
ISBN  1883011655  
EAN  9781883011659  


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(PUBViking)The newest volume in the legendary Library of America series, which provides definitive critical texts of major literary works. These 58 sermons (both famous and unknown) from Puritan New England to the civil rights era are remarkable specimens of the homiletic art. Preachers, take note! 950 pages, hardcover.

Publishers Description
Sermons in the 20th century continued to wrestle with fundamental spiritual and civic concerns. The works collected here reveal an astonishing range: from a rousing homily on charity by the popular evangelist Billy Sunday to a moving discourse on interfaith cooperation by Abraham Joshua Heschel ("God is an outcry wrung from heart and mind ... It can only be uttered in astonishment"). Harry Emerson Fosdick's controversial "Shall the Fundamentalists Win?" has a uncompromising riposte from John Gresham Machen, who laid the groundwork for modern fundamentalism. Paul Tillich and Reinhold Niebuhr explore the human condition in the modern world. John Courtney Murray and televangelist Fulton Sheen show two sides of American Catholic eloquence. The powerful C. Lovelace and C. L. Franklin hint at the achievement of the 20th century African-American sermon, which attains a new breadth of influence in the inspiring oratory of Martin Luther King, Jr.

American Sermons contains detailed historical and biographical notes on the sermons, and an essay on the texts.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Michael Warner is professor of English at Rutgers University. His most recent works include American Sermons: The Pilgrims to Martin Luther King, and his essays and journalism have appeared in the Village Voice, the Nation, and other magazines.

Michael Warner currently resides in Brooklyn, in the state of New York. Michael Warner was born in 1958.

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American Sermons  Oct 3, 2007
I'm not really sure what attracted me to this book, perhaps it was an attempt to learn from influential theologians, perhaps it was a desire to learn from past religious periods. In any event, this book is not really all that spectacular. The sermons presented are lengthy and have no real mass appeal. Who selected them and why is never disclosed. They have no cohesiveness and seem randomly compiled. In other words, this book was a disappointment to me.
 
American Sermons: The Pilgrims to Martin Luther King Jr.  Jan 3, 2007
The book is fine and so are the sermons. My only criticism is that the book included none of Peter Marshall's sermons which, to me, far outrank Martin Luther King, Jr. I was very disappointed in that. Otherwise, okay.
 
A useful and thought-provoking reference work.  Nov 13, 2000
Reading this book from cover to cover would be educational journey, but probably most readers will skip from place to place, as I did. Honestly, I found the 17th Century sermons, which make up a large part of the book, quite hard to follow, though I don't doubt there is much in them that will make the effort worthwhile, if I have need to look more closely.

There is doubtless something to delight and offend everyone in this volume. The editors have been fairly conscientious in taking selections from a variety of viewpoints. Liberals may get a bit more space in the 20th Century selection, but on the other hand, J. Gresham Machen's ringing defense of the historicity of the Gospels, History and Faith, is also included. (A work that could have been written as a reply to the Jesus Seminar of eight decades later. A very devastating reply.) I also found Henry Ward Beecher's pre-Civil War jeremiad against slavery stirring and of more than historical interest. (That, too, of course. He was the brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe, of Uncle Tom's Cabin fame.) Joseph Smith's rambling funeral oration was useful in a different way, giving positive evidence for my prior feeling that the man was a bit, shall we say, close to the edge.

Agree or disagree, readers of every viewpoint will find something of interest in this volume. It would be a most valuable reference tool for any class on American history, and, I think, belongs in every school library.

Author, Jesus and the Religions of Man d.marshall@sun.ac.jp

 
A review of American religious writing.  Jul 8, 1999
I bought this book with an interest in the literary form of the sermon and I was also interested in religion, although I may not call myself particularly religious. I was impressed with the degree of thought that the writers of these sermons gave to their subjects. If you are even slightly interested in exploring religion, this is a nice introduction in American religious thought. The Library of America does a superb job at producing a volume that will last many generations. A nice addition to any thinking man's library.
 

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