The sweet singer of Israel: Isaac Watts and the developing hermeneutic of nonconformist psalmody

Johnson, Daniel (2016) The sweet singer of Israel: Isaac Watts and the developing hermeneutic of nonconformist psalmody. MRes thesis, University of Nottingham.

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Abstract

This thesis assesses the contribution made by Isaac Watts to the developing hermeneutic of Nonconformist psalmody. Prior to Watts, Nonconformist psalmody was dominated by the enduring influence of John Calvin. Chapter One traces the history of Nonconformist psalmody from Calvin to Watts, as well as briefly summarising the hermeneutic of the Psalms when preached in the later seventeenth century. Chapter Two discusses Watts’ Short Essay Toward the Improvement of Psalmody, where he outlines his methodology for converting the Psalms into hymns for the Christian church. Chapter Three looks at the way Watts uses Scripture in his Psalter, before considering his Christology. Chapter Four examines Watts’ view of the reign of Christ within the Psalms, and its relationship to the Church, Israel and Britain.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (MRes)
Supervisors: Knight, Frances
Watts, Peter
Keywords: Isaac Watts, Psalmody, Nonconformity, Psalms
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical theology
M Music and Literature on music > ML Literature of music
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities
Item ID: 39290
Depositing User: Johnson, Daniel
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2016 06:40
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2017 17:18
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/39290

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