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Reprinted from Adventures in English Literature by R.B. Inglis and Dr. J. Spear; Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc., Copyright 1958.
Lewis defined reason as the natural organ of truth and imagination as the organ of meaning.
The output of Lewis's research and writing extends far beyond those works for which he is best known.
A team of scholars produced an English Bible translation unsurpassed in linguistic beauty and longevity.
Meet the first known dramatist of Christianity, the most famous female exegete of the nature of the Trinity, and the author of the earliest known autobiography in English.
Often overshadowed by his famous older brother, Charles Wesley has emerged as perhaps "the greatest hymnwriter of all ages."
Two centuries later, what's the secret of Charles Wesley's undiminished popularity?
In 1700, there were precious few English hymns. In 1800, there were hymnbooks galore. What happened?
The poets who put words in our mouths.
They have endured. But does their lasting popularity prove their quality?
Where did the English hymn come from?
Leading people in religion and politics during the Civil War era
How early Christians expressed their joy
The first generation of American Puritans was extraordinarily talented. Here are five leading examples.
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July 24, 1725: John Newton, author of "Amazing Grace" and other hymns, is born in London. Converted to Christianity while working on a slave ship, he hoped as a Christian to restrain the worst excesses of the slave trade, "promoting the life of God in the soul" of both his crew and his African cargo. In 1764 he became an Anglican minister and each week wrote a hymn to be sung to a familiar tune. In 1787 Newton wrote Thoughts Upon the African Slave Trade to help William Wilberforce's campaign to ...

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