English Hymns of the Nineteenth Century

An Anthology

by Richard Arnold (Volume editor)
©2004 Monographs XIV, 274 Pages


English Hymns of the Nineteenth Century brings together for the first time the most popular and widely used English hymns from that period, continuing the work of its foregoing volume, English Hymns of the Eighteenth Century, the genre’s formative period. This annotated and edited collection of nearly 200 hymns (with author introductions and a general historical introduction) will be of inestimable value to scholars, students, and laypersons from several disciplines and interests: from hymnology to church and social history and theology, from political science to literature to popular culture. Hymns were the most widely read and memorized verbal structures from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries – and in the nineteenth century the hymn became not only the property of dissenters, but also of representatives from the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church. This anthology, therefore, provides unique and highly significant insights into the culture, beliefs, and habits of thought of a people and their spiritual leaders.


XIV, 274
ISBN (Hardcover)
Englisch Hymne Geschichte 1800-1900 Quelle English Hymns Church history 19th century History /criticism
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2004. XIV, 274 pp.

Biographical notes

Richard Arnold (Volume editor)

The Author: Richard Arnold, Professor and Chair of English at The University of Lethbridge, Canada, received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, where he held the prestigious United Kingdom Commonwealth Scholarship. He is author of English Hymns of the Eighteenth Century: An Anthology (1991); The English Hymn: Studies in a Genre (1995), as well as numerous articles on eighteenth-century literature, nineteenth-century studies, editorial theory, cultural studies, and Medieval and Canadian literature. The recipient of distinguished fellowships and recognition for his study of English hymns and literature, a medal for Distinguished Teaching, and appointments to review and adjudicate for major publishers worldwide, Dr. Arnold has researched and taught in Canada, Great Britain, and Southeast Asia.


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