The education of Phillips Brooks /

The Education of Phillips Brooks probes the formative years of one of the best-known figures of Victorian America's "Gilded Age." Rigorously researched, bringing as yet untapped archival material into play, John F. Woolverton's book is an extremely readable and fascinating look a...

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Main Author: Woolverton, John Frederick, 1926-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1995.
Series:Studies in Anglican history.
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300 |a xiv, 153 pages :  |b illustrations ;  |c 24 cm. 
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504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-148) and index. 
505 0 |a 1. New England Religion and Doting Parents -- 2. Growing Up in Boston's High Culture -- 3. Failure and the Poetry of Heroics -- 4. Virginia Seminary: Slavery and Evangelicalism -- 5. The Search for the Ideal: Reading the Text for Oneself. 
520 |a The Education of Phillips Brooks probes the formative years of one of the best-known figures of Victorian America's "Gilded Age." Rigorously researched, bringing as yet untapped archival material into play, John F. Woolverton's book is an extremely readable and fascinating look at a gifted, persuasive clergyman and public figure. The sermon Brooks delivered at his Holy Trinity Church in Philadelphia while Abraham Lincoln's body lay in state overnight in Independence Hall was published, making him nationally famous overnight. He also is known for penning the lyrics to "O Little Town of Bethlehem." Although Brooks was not a major theologian, he was nurtured in an atmosphere of serious religious thought. In the crisis era of pre-Civil War America, he sought a religious and cultural ideal in the "perfect manhood" of Jesus Christ and consequently "won a name" for himself, as his slightly envious cousin, Henry Adams, once remarked. Woolverton places Brooks in his cultural context and shows how this religious leader was shaped psychologically and by his times and how those factors helped him forge a spiritual ideal for a troubled nation. 
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