English Literature
5 | 2018

English Literature
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English Literature | 5 | 2018

Isaac Watts’s Hymnody as a Guide for the Passions

Daniel Johnson
University of Leicester
dj111@leicester.ac.uk

DOI 10.30687/EL/2420-823X/2018/05/009

Submitted 30 Oct 2018
Accepted 26 Nov 2018

Abstract

Isaac Watts (1674-1748) argued that the passions, understood synonymously with the affections, were an essential component of the Christian experience. Watts designed a system of hymnody which allowed the worshipper to excite, cultivate, and express their passions. This paper traces the history of the passions and affections in those who were to influence Watts’ thought, before considering the ways Watts’ hymns allowed the passions to be experienced and articulated.

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Isaac Watts. Hymns. Passions. Affections. Singing. Worship. Dissent. Calvinism.

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Johnson Daniel

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Isaac Watts’s Hymnody as a Guide for the Passions

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Journal Article

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en

dc.identifier.uri

http://doi.org/10.14277/EL/2420-823X/2018/05/009

dc.description.abstract

Isaac Watts (1674-1748) argued that the passions, understood synonymously with the affections, were an essential component of the Christian experience. Watts designed a system of hymnody which allowed the worshipper to excite, cultivate, and express their passions. This paper traces the history of the passions and affections in those who were to influence Watts’ thought, before considering the ways Watts’ hymns allowed the passions to be experienced and articulated.

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English Literature

dc.relation.ispartof

Vol. 5 | Num. 1 | Dicembre 2018

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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2018-12-17

dc.dateAccepted

2018-10-30

dc.dateSubmitted

2018-11-26

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2385-1635

dc.identifier.eissn

2420-823X

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Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution alone

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Isaac Watts

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Hymns

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Passions

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Affections

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Singing

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Worship

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Dissent

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Calvinism

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