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The Shaping of Ulster Presbyterian Belief and Practice, 1770-1840$
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Andrew R. Holmes

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199288656

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288656.001.0001

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(p.126) 5 Preaching
The Shaping of Ulster Presbyterian Belief and Practice, 1770-1840

Andrew R. Holmes (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter examines the various traditions and changes within Ulster Presbyterian preaching. The first section provides an overview of Old Light and Seceder preaching, drawing attention to the ‘free offer of the gospel’ and its importance to the development of evangelicalism within Presbyterianism. Section two begins with some general comments about the influence of Enlightenment ideas upon Presbyterian preaching, as mediated through university education and presbytery trials, before examining New Light preaching. Section three assesses lay attitudes towards preachers and their sermons. The final section examines the development of an evangelical style of preaching in the 19th century that was influenced by the prevailing cultural mood of the time, but was also deeply indebted to the Old Light and Seceder preaching of the previous century.

Keywords:   preaching, enlightenment, evangelicalism, laity, language, revival, America

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