The Reverend Phillips Brooks, author of the beloved Christmas Carol, O Little Town of Bethlehem, was undeniably one of the most popular preachers of Gilded Age America However, very few critical studies of his life and work exist In this insightful book, Gillis J Harp places Brooks s religious thought in its proper historical, cultural, and ecclesiastical contexts while clarifying the sources of Brooks s inspiration The result is a fuller, richer portrait of this luminous figure and of this transitional era in American protestantism....
|Title||:||Brahmin Prophet: Phillips Brooks and the Path of Liberal Protestantism|
|Publisher||:||Rowman Littlefield Publishers November 2003|
|Number of Pages||:||256 pages|
|File Size||:||787 KB|
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Brahmin Prophet: Phillips Brooks and the Path of Liberal Protestantism Reviews
Very informative about American church history. A must read.
The short Preface of this book clearly sets out its character. It is not primarily a biography but a very scholarly exploration of the theology and thinking of the Episcopalian Phillips Brooks, mainly as Rector of Trinity Church, Boston (briefly Bishop of Massachusetts) although general biographical details are included. It is a rather stolid account, but written clearly, and with extensive and useful notes. Its thesis can be found, put far more briefly, in the author's "A Once and Former Evangelical : Phillips Brooks : A Cautionary Tale" in Touchstone : A Journal of Mere Christianity. The author is a conservative evangelical Anglican, fair to his subject but unsympathetic.