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A History of Preaching, Vol. 1
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A History of Preaching, Vol. 1


Hodder and Stoughton 1905

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In this first volume, Dargan begins his account of preaching over the centuries with the need for such a work. Starting with the first three centuries, Dargan moves systematically through the sixteenth century in volume one. He concentrates on the influence of preaching on culture and vice-versa, in relation to social change, doctrine, literature, politics, science, and education. Dargan also addresses the mechanics and content of preaching and how it has changed over the centuries. Giving a summary of the major historical influences during each century, Dargan provides essential context for the development of preaching. Each section also includes the major preachers of the time period.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: The Need of a History of Preaching
  • Chapter 1: Preaching During the First Three Centuries
  • Chapter 2: The Culmination of Ancient Preaching in the Fourth Century
  • Chapter 3: The Decline of Preaching in the Fifth and Sixth Centuries
  • Chapter 4: The Low Estate of Preaching in the Seventh and Eighth Centuries
  • Chapter 5: Voices in the Night: or Preaching during the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Centuries
  • Chapter 6: Heralds of the Dawn in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries
  • Chapter 7: The Culmination of Medieval Preaching in the Thirteenth Century
  • Chapter 8: Decline and Mysticism in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries
  • Chapter 9: The Renaissance, and Preaching in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries
  • Chapter 10: Preachers of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries
  • Chapter 11: The Reformation, and Preaching in the Sixteenth Century
  • Chapter 12: Preachers of the Reformation in German and German Switzerland
  • Chapter 13: Preachers of the Reformation in France and Other European Lands
  • Chapter 14: Preachers of the Reformation in England and Scotland
  • Chapter 15: Roman Catholic Preaching and Preachers in the Sixteenth Century
  • Chapter 16: Preaching at the Threshold of the Modern World
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Product Details

  • Title: A History of Preaching, Vol. 1
  • Author: Edwin Charles Dargan
  • Series: A History of Preaching
  • Publisher: A.C. Armstrong & Son
  • Publication Date: 1905
  • Pages: 596

About Edwin Charles Dargan

Edwin Charles Dargan was born in 1852 in South Carolina. He was a pastor and professor of homiletics and history. After teaching homiletics for fifteen years at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, he wrote A History of Preaching (2 Vols.). Dargan died in 1930.

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