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A History of Preaching (2 vols.)

by Dargan, Edwin Charles

Hodder and Stoughton 1905–1912

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A History of Preaching (2 vols.)
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Overview

In this inspiring and informative account, Bible scholar Edwin Charles Dargan provides an invaluable resource in The History of Preaching (2 vols.) for pastors, students, and anyone interested in learning more about preaching through the centuries. In the early twentieth century, Dargan, a pastor and professor of homiletics at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, saw a need for a comprehensive history of preaching. This in-depth collection, numbering 1,200 pages of invaluable content and insight, was the result of over twenty years of research. In The History of Preaching (2 vols.), the reader is taken on a journey through centuries of preaching, beginning with the Apostles in the first century all the way to the late nineteenth century. Dargan documents the relationship between preaching and the influences of art, education, politics, and literature, providing valuable context and scope. He also names the key preachers of each century, as well as changes in styles of preaching.

The History of Preaching (2 vols.) is an invaluable collection for those wanting a greater grasp on how preaching has evolved and impacted history, as well as pastors and seminary students. With the Logos edition, it is even easier to study Dargan’s works on the influence of preaching. All Scripture references can be linked to your preferred translation in your library, and you can instantly search The History of Preaching (2 vols.) for preaching and historical topics.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive history of homiletics
  • Documents preaching from the first century to the nineteenth
  • Includes detailed table of contents and lists of influential preachers

Individual Titles

A History of Preaching, Vol. 1

  • Author: Edwin Charles Dargan
  • Publisher: A.C. Armstrong & Son
  • Publication Date: 1905
  • Pages: 596

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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

A History of Preaching, Vol. 2

  • Author: Edwin Charles Dargan
  • Publisher: George H. Doran Company
  • Publication Date: 1912
  • Pages: 604

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This long-awaited second volume was published five years after the first one was completed in 1907, due to Dargan accepting a pastorate at First Baptist Church in Georgia. Picking up where he left off in the first volume, Dargan begins with the end of the sixteenth century. He narrows his focus in this volume to specific countries and various styles of preaching. Still attentive to the influence on preaching from art, literature, politics, and education, Dargan presents valuable historical content and context for preaching right up until the end of the nineteenth century.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Preaching in Europe at the End of the Sixteenth Century
  • Chapter 2: Preaching in Southern Europe During the Seventeenth Century
  • Chapter 3: Seventeenth Century Preaching in Germany and Northern Europe
  • Chapter 4: The Classic Age of the French Pulpit
  • Chapter 5: The Classic Age of the British Pulpit
  • Chapter 6: General View of the Eighteenth Century, Catholic Preaching in Southern Europe
  • Chapter 7: German Preaching in the Eighteenth Century
  • Chapter 8: French Preaching in the Eighteenth Century
  • Chapter 9: Dutch and Scandinavian Preaching in the Eighteenth Century
  • Chapter 10: British Preaching in the Eighteenth Century
  • Chapter 11: Preaching in the Nineteenth Century, The Pulpit of Southern Europe
  • Chapter 12: The German Pulpit of the Nineteenth Century
  • Chapter 13: The Dutch and Scandinavian Pulpit of the Nineteenth Century
  • Chapter 14: The French Pulpit of the Nineteenth Century
  • Chapter 15: The British Pulpit of the Nineteenth Century
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Product Details

  • Title: A History of Preaching (2 vols.)
  • Author: Edwin Charles Dargan
  • Volumes: 2
  • Pages: 1,200

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.