'Practical divinity' : the works and life of Revd Richard Greenham /
Kenneth L. Parker and Eric J. Carlson.
Aldershot ; Brookfield, Vt., USA : Ashgate, c1998.
xiv, 395 p. : ill.
1840142006 (hardbound)
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Aldershot ; Brookfield, Vt., USA : Ashgate, c1998.
1840142006 (hardbound)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [371]-384) and index.
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Richard Greenham was one of the most important and respected figures among the Elizabethan clergy. His contemporaries described him as the founder of a previously unknown pastoral art: the cure of cases of conscience. Despite his fame in the Elizabethan period as a model pastor, pioneer in reformed casuistry, and founder of one of the first rectory seminaries, scholars have made little use of his life and works in their study of Elizabethan religious life.This study restores Richard Greenham to the central place he held in the development of Elizabethan Reformed parochial ministry. The monograph-length introduction includes a biography, an analysis of his pastoral style, and a study of his approach to curing cases of conscience. The transcription of Rylands English Manuscript 524, cross-referenced with the published editions of the sayings, offers a useful source to scholars who wish to study the collecting and 'framing' process of the humanist pedagogical tradition. The selection of early published works includes Greenham's (unfinished) catechism, treatises on the Sabbath and marriage, and advice on reading scripture and educating children.
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Richard Greenham was one of the most important & respected figures among the Elizabethan clergy. Despite his fame, scholars have made little use of his life & works in their study of Elizabethan life. This study restores him to his central place.
Table of Contents
Greenham's Life and Legacy
A biographical sketch of Greenham's life; Greenham's legacy
The Greenham sayings in their literary and historical context
Greenham's pastoral ministry
The cure of afflicted consciences
The theological foundations of Greenham's cure of afflicted consciences
Another comment concerning the name 'puritan'
The Sayings of Richard Greenham
Ryland's English Manuscript 524, folios 1-72
Selected Texts from Greenham's Works (1599)
Selected texts: an editor's introduction
'A Short Forme of Catechising'
'A large Treatise of the Sabboth'
'A Treatise of a Contract before Marriage'
'A profitable treatise containing a direction for the reading and understanding of the holy Scriptures'; 'Of the good education of children'
Bibliography of the published works of Richard Greenham
Comparison of 'Grave Counsels' (1st edn, 1599) and Rylands English
Manuscript 524
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