The Resource The Victorian Preacher's Malady : The Metaphorical Usage of Gout in the Life of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Dale Warren Smith

The Victorian Preacher's Malady : The Metaphorical Usage of Gout in the Life of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Dale Warren Smith

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The Victorian Preacher's Malady : The Metaphorical Usage of Gout in the Life of Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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The Victorian Preacher's Malady
Title remainder
The Metaphorical Usage of Gout in the Life of Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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Dale Warren Smith
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Metaphorical Usage of Gout in the Life of Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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eng
Summary
This dissertation examines the use of the gout metaphor in the life and writings of one of Victorian England's most eminent preachers and gout sufferers, the Baptist Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892). Careful scrutiny of his sermons, articles, and personal correspondence reveals both theological continuity with the seventeenth-century English Puritans as well as contemporaneous cultural currents, such as the Victorian ideal of Christian manliness and the presence of persistent tropes from England's Georgian period. This study highlights the dramatic presentation and use of Spurgeon's body in his preaching performances, especially in his early ministry. Spurgeon's dramatic style, which was often pejoratively labeled as "theatrical," and his phenomenal success, led to the construction of the Metropolitan Tabernacle. Completed in 1861, this mammoth structure had a capacity to seat six thousand congregants. The architecture of Spurgeon's Tabernacle, as it was also known, contained a protruding platform and was devoid of a traditional pulpit and organ. It was truly a "preacher's hall." These features focused the hearers' attention on the body of Spurgeon. Spurgeon's platform became the scene of another drama, one that took years to play out. Gout, along with Bright's Disease (chronic inflammation of the kidneys) took its toll on the body of Spurgeon, transforming the once youthful, energetic preacher into a soft and bloated figure that struggled, at times, even to stand through the sermon. This very public transformation was also chronicled in Victorian material culture through cartes-de visite, Cabinet cards, cartoons, and caricatures. The dissertation concludes with an analysis of gout and the contested body of Spurgeon. Particular attention is paid to the cartoon, "Parsons in the Pulpit." The cartoon, like Spurgeon's life, does not become intelligible unless read with gout and the notion of Christian manliness in mind
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UMK
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1967-
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Smith, Dale Warren
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Ph.D.
Dissertation note
(Center for Religious Studies and Department of History).
Dissertation year
2017.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1950-
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  • Ebersole, Gary L.
  • Payne, Lynda Ellen Stephenson
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  • Spurgeon, C. H.
  • Gout
  • Human body
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The Victorian Preacher's Malady : The Metaphorical Usage of Gout in the Life of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Dale Warren Smith
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  • "A dissertation in Religious Studies and History."
  • Advisors: Gary L. Ebersole and Lynda Payne
  • Vita
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-373)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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black and white
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Spurgeon's life and the influence of the puritans -- Spurgeon and the presentation of his body -- Gout's cultural metaphors and the Seventeenth Century Puritans -- Spurgeon's use of the gout metaphor and its meanings and significances -- Appendix A. Chronology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon -- Appendix B. Charles Haddon Spurgeon: A Life Through the Photographer's Lens -- Appendix C. The Contested Body of Spurgeon from Satire to Solemn Procession
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1008966657
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unknown
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1 online resource (374 pages)
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online
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mixed
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computer
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rdamedia
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illustrations.
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not applicable
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remote
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(OCoLC)1008966657
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  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The Victorian Preacher's Malady : The Metaphorical Usage of Gout in the Life of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Dale Warren Smith
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A dissertation in Religious Studies and History."
  • Advisors: Gary L. Ebersole and Lynda Payne
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-373)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Spurgeon's life and the influence of the puritans -- Spurgeon and the presentation of his body -- Gout's cultural metaphors and the Seventeenth Century Puritans -- Spurgeon's use of the gout metaphor and its meanings and significances -- Appendix A. Chronology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon -- Appendix B. Charles Haddon Spurgeon: A Life Through the Photographer's Lens -- Appendix C. The Contested Body of Spurgeon from Satire to Solemn Procession
Control code
1008966657
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (374 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1008966657
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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