Author Name King, Edward
Title 1911 Sermons and Addresses Edward King Anglican Bishop of Lincoln Praying Pastor
Book Condition Used: Good
Size Standard Hardcover
Publisher Longmans, Green 1911-01-01
Seller ID 121213004
This hardcover book was published in 1911 by Longmans, Green & Company with 214 pages including advertisements and prelims. The text is unmarked. The binding is loosening from the front hinge being cracked. The pages are toned. The top edge of the spine panel is chipped. The corners are bumped. No dust jacket. The sermons and addresses in this volume were all, with one exception, preached by Dr. King in the Diocese of Lincoln. They are, for the most part, very characteristic of the Bishop's style......They are simple, affectionate, and direct in their spiritual appeal; but like most things which are really simple they will bear pondering over, for they cut deep down into the foundations of the spiritual life......As specimens of the way in which he used to speak to country congregations, there are the sermons on Church Bells1 and Worship?.....As illustrations of his sermons to working men, there are the two3 given at Lincoln, one of them being an address to the members of a Railway Guild......The sermon on Sisterhood Work amongst the Fallen has unfortunately only been recovered through a fragmentary report; the same is true of the Good Friday addresses given at Burgh......Among the more strictly diocesan sermons there is the short one on Agriculture? and the one on Thanksgiving? which was preached in the Cathedral on the cessation of the typhoid epidemic at Lincoln in 1905......The sermon on Butler of Wantage shows how thoroughly the Bishop understood and appreciated the character and life of that great Churchman, who had been his friend for so long, and who was for ten years Dean of Lincoln......The only extra-diocesan sermon, that on Grace and Peace, was preached at St. John the Divine, Kennington ; a church with which Dr. King had had from the first a very close connexion, and whose two first vicars--the Rev. D. Elsdale (now vicar of Little Gransden) and the late Canon Brooke--had been with him at Cuddesdon......The Confirmation addresses will recall, so far as it is possible to do so in print, the fatherly tenderness with which the Bishop used to speak to his children. The most characteristic of these are, I think, the two last addresses in the book; while the address given at Weston, near Spalding, is of special interest as all the candidates on that occasion were adults......I gladly take this opportunity of once more thanking several kind friends for sending me either printed or manuscript reports of sermons and addresses.B. W. R.