Brahmin Prophet: Phillips Brooks and the Path of Liberal Protestantism

By Gillis J. Harp

The Reverend Phillips Brooks, writer of the cherished Christmas Carol, O Little city of Bethlehem, used to be undeniably probably the most renowned preachers of Gilded Age the United States. although, only a few severe experiences of his existence and paintings exist. during this insightful publication, Gillis J. Harp locations Brooks's non secular concept in its right ancient, cultural, and ecclesiastical contexts whereas clarifying the assets of Brooks's proposal. the result's a fuller, richer portrait of this luminous determine and of this transitional period in American protestantism.

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Forty-one. WGB to Phillips Brooks, 12 December 1864; quoted in Allen, existence and Letters of Phillips Brooks, vol. 1,522. sixty four bankruptcy forty two. WGB to Phillips Brooks, 12 December 1864; quoted in Allen, lifestyles and Letters of Phillips Brooks, vol. 1,522. forty three. PB to father, 19 December 1864, quoted in Allen, existence and Letters of Phillips Brooks, vol. 1,523. forty four. PB to William, 24 December 1864, quoted in Allen, existence and Letters of Phillips Brooks, vol. 1,523. forty five. PB to William, 24 December 1864, quoted in Allen, lifestyles and Letters of Phillips Brooks, vol. 1,523. forty six. PB to William, 26 September 1862, quoted in Allen, lifestyles and Letters of Phillips Brooks, vol . 1,417. forty seven. PB, quoted in Allen, lifestyles and Letters of Phillips Brooks, vol. 1,438. forty eight. Allen, lifestyles and Letters of Phillips Brooks, vol. 1,499. forty nine. PB to William, 29 April 1865,quoted in Allen, existence and Letters of Phillips Brooks, vol. 2, 18. 50. PB in Allen, existence and Letters of Phillips Brooks, vol. 2, 10. five 1. PB in Allen, lifestyles and Letters of Phillips Brooks, vol. 2, eleven. fifty two. PB in Allen, existence and Letters of Phillips Brooks, vol. 2, eleven. fifty three. PB in Allen, existence and Letters of Phillips Brooks, vol. 2, 12. fifty four. PB in Allen, lifestyles and Letters of Phillips Brooks, vol. 2, 12. fifty five. PB in Allen, lifestyles and Letters of Phillips Brooks, vol. 2, 12. fifty six. PB in Allen, lifestyles and Letters of Phillips Brooks, vol. 2, 12. fifty seven. PB in Allen, lifestyles and Letters of Phillips Brooks, vol. 2,13. fifty eight. precis of reporter as quoted in Allen, lifestyles and Letters of Phillips Brooks, vol. 2 , 14. fifty nine. Phillips Brooks, Addresses (New York: Saalfield & Fitch, 1893), a hundred and forty. 60. PB, Addresses, 141. sixty one. PB, Addresses, one hundred forty five. sixty two. PB, Addresses, 159. i've got reversed the order of those clauses right here yet taken care to maintain the unique common sense and which means. sixty three. PB, Addresses, 14748. Cf. William R. Taylor, Cavalier and Yankee; The outdated South andAmerican nationwide personality (New York: G. Braziller, 1961),and Fredrickson, the internal Civil conflict. sixty four. PB, Addresses, 14748. sixty five. PB, Addresses, 158. sixty six. PB,Addresses, 149-50,161. sixty seven. PB ,Addresses, 161. sixty eight. Letter, PB, 29 may possibly 1865, in Allen, lifestyles and Letters of Phillips Brooks, vol. 2,21. sixty nine. previous quotations from Allen, lifestyles and Letters of Phillips Brooks, vol. 2,2628. Civil Warrior sixty five 70. Allen, lifestyles and Letters of Phillips Brooks, vol. 2,28. seventy one. Howard notes how the church buildings misplaced their dedication to Reconstruction after the past due 1860s. See Howard, faith, 212-13. Northern disillusionment with Reconstruction is additionally explored in Fredrickson, the internal Civil conflict, esp. chap. 12. This web page deliberately Left clean Chapter 3 Separation and Reconstruction The younger Phillips Brooks appeared a traditional addition to the circle of evangelical Episcopalian clergy in Philadelphia. The twenty-three-year-old Brooks was once a celeb graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, arguably the tutorial epicenter of the Evangelical get together in the Episcopal Church in the course of the 1850s. ’ The query of his place inside of his denomination’s Evangelical get together was once overshadowed for a time by means of his political beliefs and his willingness to champion the Northern reason.

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