Originally published in 1982. This biography of Charles Haddon Spurgeon attempts to place the man within the framework of his time. The emphasis is upon Spurgeon as a representative Victorian, who succeeded because his values were those of the dominant middle class. This study also seeks to illuminate the motives which drove him, time after time, to seek the spotlight of controversy. C. H. Spurgeon remains highly influential among Christians of various denominations to this day.
Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Education of a Preacher 2. The Peaching Sensation of London 3. The Pastor of the Tabernacle 4. Evangelist to the World 5. Ritualism and Regeneration 6. A Political Dissenter 7. Defender of the Faith 8. The Downgrade Controversy 9. Last Years; Conclusion; Bibliography; Notes on Additional Bibliography; Index
Reissuing works originally published between 1973 and 1997, Routledge Library Editions: 19th Century Religion (18 volumes) offers a selection of scholarship covering historical developments in religious thinking. Topics include the origin of Catholicism in America, sexual liberation and religion in Europe, and the emergence of Atheism in Victorian England. This set also includes collections of sermons and essays from some of the most influential preachers of the nineteenth century.