WorldCat Identities

Adey, Lionel

Works: 10 works in 45 publications in 1 language and 3,702 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6023.E926, 823.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Lionel Adey
Most widely held works by Lionel Adey
C.S. Lewis, writer, dreamer, and mentor by Lionel Adey( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author "shows how the two sides of Lewis's personality, the "Dreamer" and the "Mentor," affected his writing" and then "discusses the formative biographical events in Lewis's life and offers an estimate of Lewis's achievement and legacy as a writer."--Cover
Evolution of consciousness : studies in polarity by Owen Barfield( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hymns and the Christian "myth" by Lionel Adey( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From its beginnings in the Bible, Christian hymnology has fulfilled three functions -- praise, recital and teaching of the Myth, and collective and personal adoration as well as the foundation and worship of the church. In Hymns and the Christian Myth Lionel Adey demonstrates that over the centuries shifts emphasizing particular elements of the Christian faith accord with the interests and concerns of the times in which the hymns were composed. Using a broad range of texts, Adey deals with major themes of every period from biblical times to the early twentiet century. In tracing the changes in representation of the Father, Son, Holy Spirit and Four Last Things in early and medieval Latin hymns, post-Reformation chorales and psalm-based hymns, and English hymns from the time of Watts, the book shows an increasing sense of personal response to the Incarnation and Passion of Christ and of participation in His redemptive work. Chapters on hymnody of the Nativity and Passion illustrate the tendency of monastic poets (the Learned tradition) to focus on dogma, mystery, and paradox, and carolists (the Popular tradition) to convey devotional tenderness. Those on hymnody of the Holy Spirit illustrate a shift through the medieval period from representing pentecostal events to exploring their spiritual meaning. During the Reformation and the Evangelical Revival, the weight of hymnody shifts first to the Father and then to the Son's Passion and Atonement, applied personally and inwardly re-lived by the convert. Most consistently, hymnic representations of the Last Things shift their focus from collective to individual judgement, from death as sleep until the general awakening to death as instant passage to reunion with family and friends. As a hymnologist rather than a theologian, Adey makes no pronouncements on the truth of Christian beliefs. His focus is on how poets have expressed them over two millenia. As such, the book will interest not only students of religion but also those in such related disciplines as literature, psychology, history, and sociology
Class and idol in the English hymn by Lionel Adey( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C.S. Lewis's "great war" with Owen Barfield by Lionel Adey( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Affirmations : poems by Lionel Adey( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Aunt Tilley's beautiful 'ymns : a Victorian religious sub-culture by Lionel Adey( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The development of Chaucer's poetic art by Lionel Adey( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

James Thomson : religious rationalist by Lionel Adey( )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.35 (from 0.30 for C.S. Lewis ... to 0.82 for Great Aunt ...)

C.S. Lewis, writer, dreamer, and mentor
English (45)

C.S. Lewis's "great war" with Owen Barfield