9780631216063

Christian Literature : An Anthology

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    9780631216063

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    0631216065

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  • Copyright: 2000-11-30
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

This anthology of Christian literature gathers together writings drawn from 2000 years of Christian history.

Author Biography

Alister E McGrath is Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University, and Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
How to Use This Work xvi
The Structure of the Work xviii
Part I The Patristic Period, ca. 100--600
Introduction
3(10)
Clement of Rome (active around 96)
13(4)
The First Letter to Corinth
14(3)
Ignatius of Antioch (died ca. 107)
17(4)
The Letter to the Romans
17(4)
The Martyrdom of Polycarp (ca. 155)
21(9)
Irenaeus of Lyons (ca. 130--ca. 200)
30(13)
Against all Heresies
31(12)
Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullian (ca. 160--ca. 225)
43(9)
The Apology
44(8)
Eusebius of Caesarea (ca. 260--ca. 340)
52(11)
Ecclesiastical History
52(11)
Athanasius of Alexandria (ca. 296--373)
63(12)
De Incarnatione
64(5)
The Life of Antony
69(6)
Ephraim the Syrian (303--373)
75(6)
The Pearl
76(5)
Cyril of Jerusalem (ca. 315--387)
81(7)
The Catechetical Lectures
82(6)
Gregory of Nyssa (ca. 330--ca. 395)
88(8)
Funeral Oration on Meletius
89(7)
The Peregrination of Egeria (ca. 384)
96(9)
Augustine of Hippo (354--430)
105(10)
Confessions
106(9)
Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus (ca. 530--ca. 610)
115(11)
Vexilla Regis prodeunt
116(5)
Part II English and Irish Sources, ca. 600--1050
Introduction
121(5)
Caedmon's Hymn (ca. 670)
126(2)
Bede (ca. 673--735)
128(6)
History of the English Church and Nation
129(4)
Bede's Death Song
133(1)
The Deer's Cry (ca. 700)
134(3)
The Dream of the Rood (ca. 750)
137(5)
The Junius Codex (ca. 870)
142(9)
Genesis B
143(4)
Christ and Satan
147(4)
The Exeter Book Riddles
151(4)
Riddle 47
151(1)
Riddle 26
152(3)
The Blickling Homilist (ca. 970)
155(6)
Homily for Easter Day
155(6)
Ælfric (ca. 955--ca. 1020)
161(6)
The Passion of St Edmund
161(6)
Wulfstan (died 1023)
167(14)
Lupi Sermo ad Anglos
168(7)
Part III The Middle Ages, 1050--1500
Introduction
175(6)
Anselm of Canterbury (1033--1109)
181(5)
A Prayer to Christ
182(4)
Peter Abelard (1079--1142)
186(8)
The History of Calamities
187(7)
Bernard of Clairvaux (1090--1153)
194(4)
On Loving God
195(3)
Francis of Assisi (1182--1226)
198(3)
The Canticle of the Creatures
199(2)
Ancrene Wisse (ca. 1230)
201(6)
Thomas Aquinas (1224--1274)
207(3)
Summa Theologiae
208(2)
Hugh of Balma (ca. 1290)
210(2)
The Roads to Zion
210(2)
Dante Alighieri (1265--1321)
212(6)
Inferno
214(4)
Ludolf of Saxony (ca. 1300--1378)
218(3)
The Life of Christ
219(2)
The Cloud of Unknowing (ca. 1350)
221(8)
William Langland (ca. 1332--ca. 1400)
229(11)
Piers Plowman
230(10)
Geoffrey Chaucer (ca. 1342--1400)
240(6)
The Canterbury Tales
241(5)
Julian of Norwich (ca. 1342--after 1416)
246(6)
Revelations of Divine Love
247(5)
The York Mystery Plays (ca. 1415)
252(11)
Thomas a Kempis (1379--1471)
263(6)
The Imitation of Christ
264(5)
William Dunbar (ca. 1460--ca. 1520)
269(18)
Rorate coeli desuper
270(5)
Part IV The Renaissance and Reformation, 1500--1700
Introduction
275(12)
Erasmus of Rotterdam (1469?--1536)
287(12)
Moriae Encomium
289(10)
Martin Luther (1483--1546)
299(23)
Letter on Translating the New Testament
303(10)
The ``Little Instruction Book'' or ``Lesser Catechism''
313(9)
Ignatius Loyola (ca. 1491--1556)
322(4)
The Spiritual Exercises
323(3)
John Calvin (1509--1564)
326(8)
Institutes of the Christian Religion
328(6)
John Foxe (1516--1587)
334(11)
The Acts and Monuments of Matters Happening in the Church
336(9)
Edmund Spenser (1552--1599)
345(11)
The Hymn of Heavenly Beauty
346(10)
The King James Version of the Bible (1611)
356(25)
The Translators' Preface
358(18)
Selected Passages
376(5)
Sir Walter Ralegh (ca. 1552--1618)
381(3)
The Passionate Man's Pilgrimage
382(2)
Lancelot Andrewes (1555--1626)
384(12)
Sermon XIV
385(11)
William Shakespeare (1564--1616)
396(4)
Sonnet 146
398(2)
John Donne (1571/2--1631)
400(20)
Sermon 1
401(15)
Divine Meditations
416(4)
George Herbert (1593--1633)
420(10)
The Temple
421(6)
A Priest to the Temple
427(3)
Sir Thomas Browne (1605--1682)
430(6)
Religio Medici
431(5)
John Milton (1608--1674)
436(6)
Paradise Lost
437(5)
Jeremy Taylor (1613--1667)
442(6)
The Rules and Exercises of Holy Dying
443(5)
Henry Vaughan (1622--1695)
448(5)
The British Church
448(2)
Religion
450(3)
Andrew Marvell (1621--1678)
453(6)
Bermudas
454(2)
The Coronet
456(3)
Blaise Pascal (1623--1662)
459(8)
Pensees
461(6)
John Bunyan (1626--1688)
467(3)
The Book of Common Prayer (1662)
470(17)
The ``General Confession''
472(1)
The ``General Thanksgiving''
472(1)
The Solemnization of Matrimony
473(3)
At the Burial of the Dead
476(5)
Part V The Modern Period, 1700--2000
Introduction
481(6)
Daniel Defoe (1660--1731)
487(9)
Joseph Addison (1672--1719)
496(3)
Ode
497(1)
Cato
498(1)
Isaac Watts (1674--1748)
499(2)
When I Survey The Wondrous Cross
499(2)
Joseph Butler (1692--1752)
501(6)
Jonathan Edwards (1703--1758)
507(9)
Treatise Concerning Religious Affections
508(2)
The Christian Pilgrim
510(6)
John Wesley (1703--1791)
516(11)
``Preface'' to Sermons On Several Occasions
517(3)
Sermon 2: The Almost Christian
520(7)
Charles Wesley (1707--1788)
527(5)
Love Divine
528(1)
Free Grace
529(3)
John Newton (1725--1807)
532(7)
The Olney Hymns
533(6)
William Paley (1743--1805)
539(7)
A View of the Evidences of Christianity
540(6)
William Blake (1757--1827)
546(4)
``And did those feet?'' from ``Milton''
547(3)
William Wordsworth (1770--1850)
550(13)
Tintern Abbey
551(6)
Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood
557(6)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1791--1834)
563(7)
Religious Musings
565(2)
Confessions of an Enquiring Spirit
567(3)
John Keble (1792--1866)
570(10)
``National Apostasy''
571(9)
John Henry Newman (1801--1890)
580(5)
The Dream of Gerontius
582(3)
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803--1882)
585(6)
Nature
586(5)
Anthony Trollope (1815--1882)
591(7)
Barchester Towers
593(5)
Benjamin Jowett (1817--1893)
598(11)
The Interpretation of Scripture
599(10)
George Eliot (1819--1880)
609(11)
Scenes of Clerical Life
610(10)
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821--1881)
620(16)
The Brothers Karamazov
621(15)
Matthew Arnold (1822--1888)
636(4)
Dover Beach
637(3)
George MacDonald (1824--1905)
640(8)
Lilith: A Romance
641(7)
Thomas Hardy (1840--1928)
648(8)
Jude the Obscure
649(7)
Gerald Manley Hopkins (1844--1889)
656(3)
God's Grandeur
657(2)
Oscar Wilde (1854--1900)
659(20)
The Ballad of Reading Gaol
661(18)
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874--1936)
679(9)
Orthodoxy
680(4)
The Everlasting Man
684(4)
T. S. Eliot (1888--1965)
688(7)
The Waste Land
689(3)
The Journey of the Magi
692(3)
Dorothy L. Sayers (1893--1957)
695(12)
The Man Born to be King
696(6)
The Mind of the Maker
702(5)
C. S. Lewis (1898--1963)
707(11)
The Screwtape Letters
709(4)
Till We Have Faces
713(5)
Graham Greene (1904--1991)
718(10)
The Power and the Glory
719(9)
R. S. Thomas (1913--)
728(5)
Pieta
729(1)
Via Negativa
730(3)
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929--1968)
733(6)
I Have a Dream
735(4)
David Lodge (1935--)
739(8)
How Far Can You Go?
739(8)
Garrison Keillor (1942--)
747(6)
Lake Wobegon Days
748(5)
A Glossary of Terms 753(8)
Sources of Extracts 761(8)
For Further Reading 769(2)
Acknowledgments 771(3)
Index 774

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