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The Hymns of Isaac Watts and the Tradition of Dissent

J. R. Watson

in Dissenting Praise: Religious Dissent and the Hymn in England and Wales

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199545247
eISBN:
9780191725708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545247.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter 2 examines the features of Isaac Watts’s hymn-writing that reflect his loyalty to the dissenting tradition, and that make it unmistakably that of a non-Anglican. This is demonstrated in his ... More


Stooping to Conquer: Johnsonian Biography

Freya Johnston

in Samuel Johnson and the Art of Sinking 1709-1791

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251827
eISBN:
9780191719080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251827.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter interprets some of Johnson's Lives of the Poets as non-satirical, corrective responses to Pope's Peri Bathous and The Dunciad. Richard Blackmore, for instance, ‘Father of the Bathos’ and ... More


John Rippon and Baptist Hymnody

Ken R. Manley

in Dissenting Praise: Religious Dissent and the Hymn in England and Wales

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199545247
eISBN:
9780191725708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545247.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter 4 examines the influence of John Rippon (1751–1836) on the development of Baptist hymnody both in Britain and North America. By means of careful selection and editing, including some ... More


The Dissemination and Reception of Isaac Watts’s Hymns and Psalms in the British North American Colonies to 1748

Jane Giscombe

in Negotiating Toleration: Dissent and the Hanoverian Succession, 1714-1760

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198804222
eISBN:
9780191842429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804222.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The hymns and psalms of the Congregational minister Isaac Watts circulated in the North American colonies prior to the revivals of the 1730s and’40s. Watts's transatlantic links are clearly evident ... More


Heavenly Speculations

John Casey

in After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195092950
eISBN:
9780199869732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092950.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The English speculated in an empirical way about heaven (as they had done about hell) in the seventeenth and eighteenth Centuries. Isaac Watts envisaged what was virtually a Royal Society of ... More


“We’re Marching to Zion” Isaac Watts in America

Esther R. Crookshank

in Rethinking American Music

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042324
eISBN:
9780252051159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042324.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

In 1872 Henry Ward Beecher, the most prominent American preacher of the time, claimed that hymns, particularly those of Isaac Watts, shaped Americans’ theology in a uniquely powerful way. Hymns even ... More


Religion and materialistmetaphysics: Some aspects of the debate about the resurrection of the body in eighteenth-century Britain

Udo Thiel

in Philosophy and Religion in Enlightenment Britain: New Case Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199227044
eISBN:
9780191739309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227044.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

For materialists the issue of the afterlife relates entirely to the resurrection of the body. But as Joseph Priestley noted, after death ‘the body putrefies, and the parts that composed it are ... More


“Our God, Our Help in Ages Past”: The Tradition of Dr. Watts in English Historical Perspective

William T. Dargan

in Lining Out the Word: Dr. Watts Hymn Singing in the Music of Black Americans

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234482
eISBN:
9780520928923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234482.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

While Isaac Watts (1674–1748) is called the father of English hymnody, the form he brought to prominence, with its innate orality and biblical symbolism, has proved itself the foundation for a ... More


Lining Out the Word: Dr. Watts Hymn Singing in the Music of Black Americans

William Dargan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234482
eISBN:
9780520928923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234482.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book takes a close look at an important and little-studied component of African American music, one that has roots in Europe, but was adapted by African American congregations and went on to ... More


Hymns, Psalms, and Controversy in the Seventeenth Century

Elizabeth Clarke

in Dissenting Praise: Religious Dissent and the Hymn in England and Wales

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199545247
eISBN:
9780191725708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545247.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter 1 charts the origin of the dissenting hymn in the Parliamentary adaptation of psalm-singing in the mid-seventeenth century Civil War. It surveys the theory and theology of the composition of ... More


“Father, I Stretch My Hands to Thee”: The Tradition of Dr. Watts in African Historical Perspective

William T. Dargan

in Lining Out the Word: Dr. Watts Hymn Singing in the Music of Black Americans

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234482
eISBN:
9780520928923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234482.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

The first illustration in Black Art and Culture in the Twentieth Century, by Richard Powell, is of a late-seventeenth-century slave drum whose unchanging appearance is significant because African ... More


Introduction

William T. Dargan

in Lining Out the Word: Dr. Watts Hymn Singing in the Music of Black Americans

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234482
eISBN:
9780520928923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234482.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The tradition of African American hymn singing known as “Dr. Watts” derives from the collection of hymn texts written in the eighteenth century by the Dissenting English theologian Isaac Watts and ... More


“Blest Be the Tie that Binds”: Part I: Congregational Singing as a Worship Ethos for Dr. Watts Hymns

William T. Dargan

in Lining Out the Word: Dr. Watts Hymn Singing in the Music of Black Americans

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234482
eISBN:
9780520928923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234482.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

A distinctive form of congregational singing originated among enslaved Africans who were converted to Christianity before Emancipation, reaching its apogee in late-nineteenth- and ... More


Poems and Hymns

Isabel Rivers

in Vanity Fair and the Celestial City: Dissenting, Methodist, and Evangelical Literary Culture in England 1720-1800

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198269960
eISBN:
9780191851209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198269960.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, History of Christianity

This chapter challenges the common modern differentiation between religious poems and hymns, emphasizing the category of poetry that promoted piety in a range of forms. Isaac Watts was a pervasive ... More


A Selection of Hymns

Isaac Watts

in Early Evangelicalism: A Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199916955
eISBN:
9780190258368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents a selection of Isaac Watts's hymns, his greatest contribution to evangelicalism. Watts's hymns had a direct influence on the supplemental songbooks published by John and Charles ... More


Friendship, Labour, and Editing Posthumous Works

Tessa Whitehouse

in The Textual Culture of English Protestant Dissent 1720–1800

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198717843
eISBN:
9780191787348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717843.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter contributes to current scholarship on the production of collected editions of notable authors. It addresses the role of format and publication models in creating the utility and meanings ... More


Dissenting Hymnody

J. R. Watson

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume II: The Long Eighteenth Century c. 1689-c. 1828

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198702245
eISBN:
9780191838910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702245.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Just as sermons were central to Dissenting identity, so too were hymns. Hymns rapidly became a means of creating a sense of group cohesion, as well as transmitting important ideas and doctrine to the ... More


Angel Bodies to Whig Souls: Blank Verse after Blenheim

Dustin D. Stewart

in Milton in the Long Restoration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198769774
eISBN:
9780191822605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769774.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter surveys revisionist appropriations of Paradise Lost developed by Whig poets and theorists in the wake of the Battle of Blenheim (1704). Resisting the scholarly tendency to draw a great ... More


Introduction

CHRISTINE GERRARD

in Aaron Hill: The Muses' Projector, 1685-1750

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198183884
eISBN:
9780191714122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183884.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The chapter discusses the author's interest on Aaron Hill, which began when he was a graduate student in mid-1980s, working on the relationship between patriotism and poetry in the Walpole era. Hill ... More


Whitefield, Hymnody, and Evangelical Spirituality

Mark A. Noll

in George Whitefield: Life, Context, and Legacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198747079
eISBN:
9780191809330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747079.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explains why Whitefield’s 1753 Collection of Hymns for Social Worship revealed so much about the state of evangelical spirituality as it evolved from the fiery early days of the ... More


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