In this inspiring and provoking collection, Howse has selected sermons - all exemplary works of the genre, and masterpieces in their own right - which range in temper from hell-fire to profound spiritual comfort. John Donne preaches on the Holy Spirit, Jonathan Swift on sleeping in church, Jonathan Edwards on the anger of God and martin Luther King on his dream of the promised land.
Some sermons are familiar, as are many of the authors, but this book is also packed with surprises - including remarkable sermons by John Wesley, Laurence Sterne and Sydney Smith.
This unique book will edify, delight and amuse, and is of quite exceptional historical interest.
"An elegantly produced 200-page hardcover--this book would make a thoughtful gift."
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 7th January 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 13.8 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1