Hymns of Wesley and Watts: Five Papers

by Bernard L. Manning


Although Manning was raised and remained a Congregationalist, he nevertheless appreciated and studied the works and traditions of other Christian convictions. This book contains a collection of five papers Manning gave at Cambridge University between 1924 and 1939. These papers concern the still widely-known and well-loved hymns of Charles Wesley and Isaac Watts, examining their form and content and how they uniquely move and communicate truth to readers (or singers). Manning approaches the subject ecumenically and sympathetically, as he read these papers before both Methodist and Congregationalist religious societies.

Kathleen O'Bannon
CCEL Staff

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  Born: January 17, 1892
Died: January 17, 1941
Related topics: Church history, England, Church history--Middle Ages, Congregational churches, Dissenters, Religious, …
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