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Church, R. W. (Richard William) 1815-1890

Overview
Works: 244 works in 1,302 publications in 3 languages and 14,368 library holdings
Genres: Sermons  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals  History  Biographies  Biography  Controversial literature  Records and correspondence  Church history  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR2363, 283.42
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Most widely held works by R. W Church
The Oxford movement : twelve years, 1833-1845 by R. W Church( Book )

113 editions published between 1891 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1891, The Oxford Movement consists of a series of essays by R.W. Church, dean (1871-90) of St Paul's Cathedral, which together provide a largely chronological account of the development of the Oxford Movement from Keble's famous Assize Sermon in 1833 to the "catastrophe" of Newman's secession from the Church of England in 1845. It is a tribute to Church's scholarship, style and insight that over a century later his book remains the best introduction, for student and general reader alike, to the most famous religious movement of nineteenth-century England. Church is without rival for his lucid treatment of complex issues and events, and he offers sympathetic insights into the minds of the leading protagonists. Edited by Dr Arthur Burns of King's College, London, this is the first annotated edition; in addition to hundreds of hyperlinked explanatory notes, it contains an introduction, summary, biographical note and bibliography
Spenser by R. W Church( Book )

127 editions published between 1879 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund Spenser (1552-99) has been described as one of the greatest English poets, and is best known for The Faerie Queene, which he composed in celebration of the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. Published in the first series of English Men of Letters in 1879, this biography by R. W. Church (1815-90), Dean of St Paul's, recounts Spenser's life and work, hailing him as a genius who continued the Chaucerian tradition of reflecting the deepest human passions through verse. Beginning with an account of his early life and his time as a Cambridge scholar, Church moves on to explore Spenser's career as secretary to Lord Grey of Wilton, the then Lord Deputy of Ireland. He concludes with a detailed analysis of The Faerie Queene, explaining its significance as a work of moral philosophy, and one that represented a cornerstone of English literary history
Bacon by R. W Church( Book )

125 editions published between 1879 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This introduction to the life and works of Francis Bacon (1561-1626) was published in the first series of English Men of Letters in 1884. The author, R. W. Church (1815-90), who also wrote on Spenser for this series, begins forcefully: 'The life of Francis Bacon is one which it is a pain to write or to read. It is the life of a man endowed with as rare a combination of noble gifts as ever was bestowed on a human intellect ... And yet it was not only an unhappy life; it was a poor life.' Church, while paying the highest tribute to Bacon's intellectual achievements in so many different fields, argues that 'there was in Bacon's 'self' a deep and fatal flaw. He was a pleaser of men.' He believed that this work should correct the adulatory stance adopted by earlier biographers, and reveal the whole, imperfect man
Saint Anselm by R. W Church( Book )

67 editions published between 1870 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante, and other essays by R. W Church( Book )

38 editions published between 1888 and 2012 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beginning of the Middle Ages by R. W Church( Book )

99 editions published between 1877 and 1979 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aids to the study of Dante by Charles Allen Dinsmore( Book )

4 editions published between 1903 and 2006 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Occasional papers, selected from the Guardian, the Times, and the Saturday review, 1846-1890 by R. W Church( Book )

14 editions published between 1897 and 1975 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante. An essay by R. W Church( Book )

14 editions published between 1878 and 1979 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miscellaneous essays by R. W Church( Book )

13 editions published between 1888 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of that learned and judicious divine, Mr. Richard Hooker; with an account of his life and death by Richard Hooker( Book )

11 editions published between 1858 and 1977 in English and German and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gifts of civilisation and other sermons and lectures, delivered at Oxford and at St. Paul's by R. W Church( Book )

28 editions published between 1880 and 2010 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pascal and other sermons by R. W Church( Book )

17 editions published between 1895 and 2010 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discipline of the Christian character by R. W Church( Book )

22 editions published between 1885 and 2012 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Village sermons preached at Whatley by R. W Church( Book )

25 editions published between 1892 and 2012 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human life and its conditions : sermons preached before the University of Oxford in 1876-1878 with three ordinatin sermons by R. W Church( Book )

22 editions published between 1878 and 2012 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cathedral and university sermons by R. W Church( Book )

14 editions published between 1892 and 2012 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The message of peace, and other Christmas sermons by R. W Church( Book )

21 editions published between 1895 and 1979 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity and civilisation; five lectures delivered at St. Paul's cathedral, London by R. W Church( Book )

10 editions published between 1914 and 2010 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sermons preached before the University of Oxford by R. W Church( Book )

13 editions published between 1868 and 2012 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Church 1815-1890 Dean

Church, R. W.

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Church, Richard 1815-1890

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Church (Richard William), Dean, 1815-1890

Richard William Church Brits religieus dienaar (1815-1890)

Richard William Church English churchman and writer

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