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"New's edition of Sterne's sermons will doubtless be the definitive one for many years to come and will prove invaluable to understanding this author's oeuvre, in general."
"Anglicans and the Church universal wil savor this treasure. These volumes of Laurence Sterne's Sermons finally substantiate their theological correspondence with his two great novels, Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey. Interleaving texts from the sermons and illustrations from an erring life, Sterne transferred an intimate conversational style and epic understanding from his Yorkshire congregation to a universal readership."
"The editor matches the 45 Sermons (Vol. 4) with easily referenced Notes to the Sermons (Vol. 5) including a summary Headnote for each. Mr. New's splendid Introduction pulls together myriad sources on Sterne's clerical and private life, the Bible, copious sermon borrowings, and his theology: all amplified contextually with a bibliographical goldmine. These companion volumes provide the instruction an delight of a genius who made the fear of God the only accessible recourse for our fallible natures."
--Anglican Theological Review
"With the publication of volumes IV and V of the Florida edition, however, scholars now have access for the first time to an accurate and authoritative modern edition of Sterne's theological writings. . . . Splendidly produced, and containing a copious apparatus of headnotes and annotations, the Florida volumes will desrvedly become the definitive edition of Sterne's sermons, and look set to provoke further debate about Sterne particularly, and eighteenth-century Anglicanism generally." -- British Journal for Eighteenth-century Studies
--British Journal for Eighteenth-century Studies
"We are all inestimably in New's debt for these latest volumes. He has, as in his previous work, produced a scholarly tool, definitive in our time, and probably for generations."--Literature & Theology
--Literature & Theology