Joseph Hart (1712-1768) and his contribution to the earl British Evangelical Movement

Najapfour, Brian G. (2022) Joseph Hart (1712-1768) and his contribution to the earl British Evangelical Movement. Doctoral thesis.

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Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral thesis)
Titel: Joseph Hart (1712-1768) and his contribution to the earl British Evangelical Movement
Samenvatting (EN): This dissertation examines the role of the Independent minister Joseph Hart (1712–1768) in the early British evangelical movement, which was born out of a series of religious revivals in Britain starting in the 1730s. It proposes that after Hart’s spiritual conversion in 1757, he carried on the spirit of the Evangelical Revival through his preaching ministry, through social welfare as a guardian to orphans, and most notably, through his gospel-centered hymns. The study also shows how Hart through his hymnody defended and promulgated the Calvinistic type of evangelical theology and piety. Chapter one introduces and presents the research question, the thesis, the state of literature, and the significance of the research. Chapter two studies Hart’s life, ministry, and works against the backdrop of the eighteenth-century Evangelical Revival, producing an updated and critical portrait of him. Chapter three appraises Hart’s hymns within the context of eighteenth-century English hymnody by comparing and contrasting them with those of the leading evangelical hymnists of that period. It demonstrates how hymnody became a hallmark of evangelicals as a group. Chapter four evaluates Hart’s theology and spirituality in light of the religious context of his day. In particular, it considers his doctrines of the Trinity, the Scriptures, salvation, and sanctification, showing how his views on these matters resonated with the views of the orthodox reformers. The last chapter provides a general summary of the research, gives a few final thoughts on Hart, and offers topics for further research.
Number of Pages: 244
Theologische Universiteit: Theologische Universiteit Apeldoorn
Trefwoorden (EN): Hart, Joseph (1712-1768) ; Reformed Baptists ; Evangelical Revival ; Hymns : Hymnody
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2022 10:59
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2024 13:06

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