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The Resource Evangelicals in the Royal Navy, 1775-1815 : blue lights & psalm-singers, Richard Blake

Evangelicals in the Royal Navy, 1775-1815 : blue lights & psalm-singers, Richard Blake

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Evangelicals in the Royal Navy, 1775-1815 : blue lights & psalm-singers
Title
Evangelicals in the Royal Navy, 1775-1815
Title remainder
blue lights & psalm-singers
Statement of responsibility
Richard Blake
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Evangelical Admiral Gambier, notorious for distributing tracts to his fleet in a theatre of war, is commonly seen as a misfit in a fighting service that had scant time for fervent piety. In fact, the navy of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars showed a level of religious observance not seen since the days of Queen Anne. Evangelical laymen provided one dynamic for this change: concentrating first on public worship, they moved to active proselytism in search of converts amongst sailors, and in a third phase developed a loose network of prayer groups in scores of ships, uniting officers and seamen in voluntary gatherings that transcended rank.<BR><BR> This book explores the effect this new piety had on discipline and human governance, on literacy, on the development of chaplains' ministry and on the mindset of the officer corps. It also looks at the larger question of how its values were absorbed into the ethos of the navy as a whole. It draws on sources both familiar and unusual -logs, letters, minutes, memoirs, tracts and sermons, <I>Regulations</I> - to explain how evangelical influence affected officer corps, lower deck and Admiralty, showing how a movement that began by promoting public worship at sea became an agency for mass evangelism through literature, preaching and off-duty gatherings, where officers and men met for shared Bible reading and prayer a mere decade after the great Mutinies.<BR>
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Blake, Richard
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Evangelistic work
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Evangelistic work
  • Armed Forces
  • Great Britain
Label
Evangelicals in the Royal Navy, 1775-1815 : blue lights & psalm-singers, Richard Blake
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-307) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A century of neglect and a call to revival -- The genesis of a movement : Middleton, Kempenfelt and Ramsay -- Gathering momentum : divine service at sea in the later eighteenth century -- The Blue Lights during the French Revolutionary War, 1793-1802 : a change of emphasis -- Developing the ethos of the Officer Corps -- The impact of evangelical enthusiasm on fighting determination : quarter-deck or organ aloft -- Evangelical activity on the lower deck : the psalm-singers -- Evangelicalism at the end of the Napoleonic War : a flare in the darkness?
Control code
ocn647752229
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (327 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846156359
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
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illustrations, maps
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22573/ctt7s07qb
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647752229
Label
Evangelicals in the Royal Navy, 1775-1815 : blue lights & psalm-singers, Richard Blake
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-307) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A century of neglect and a call to revival -- The genesis of a movement : Middleton, Kempenfelt and Ramsay -- Gathering momentum : divine service at sea in the later eighteenth century -- The Blue Lights during the French Revolutionary War, 1793-1802 : a change of emphasis -- Developing the ethos of the Officer Corps -- The impact of evangelical enthusiasm on fighting determination : quarter-deck or organ aloft -- Evangelical activity on the lower deck : the psalm-singers -- Evangelicalism at the end of the Napoleonic War : a flare in the darkness?
Control code
ocn647752229
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (327 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846156359
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt7s07qb
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647752229

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