Benson, Arthur C.  “The Leaves of the Tree,” North American Review No. 669 (August 1911): 282-301.
Benson discusses Kingsley’s life, character, and works, paying particular attention to his life at Eversley.  He provides personal recollections of having met Kingsley as a child and relates other stories about Kingsley told him by his father.

Overview; Eversley.

Carpenter, S. C.  Church and People, 1789-1889: A History of the Church of England from William Wilberforce to “Lux Mundi” (London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1933).
Carpenter frequently mentions Kingsley in his study, paying particular attention to his activities as a parson in Eversley.

Parson, Kingsley as; Eversley.

Charles Kingsley and Bramshill House,” The Police College Magazine Vol. 8, No. 3 (Autumn 1964): 202-207.
Discusses the circumstances of how Kingsley was instituted into the living at Eversley, “circumstances which, for comedy in clerical life, surpass any situation depicted by Trollope or George Eliot” (202).  Also discusses the relationship of Kingsley, Rector of Eversley, with the lords of the manor of Bramshill, Sir John Cope and Sir William Cope respectively.

Eversley; Bramshill House.

Griswold, Hattie Tyng.  Home Life of Great Authors.  7th ed. (Chicago: McClurg, 1902): 363-371.
Griswold presents a short account of Kingsley’s life and works with particular attention to his life in the parish of Eversley.  She provides little critical analysis.

Overview; Eversley.

Keep, David J.  “The Theology of Charles Kingsley’s Village Sermons,” The Evangelical Quarterly Vol. LIII, No. 4 (Oct-Dec 1981): 207-215.

Keep examines Kingsley’s sermons to the congregation at Eversley during the relatively unstable social and political period 1849-1854, the time Kingsley’s own radical views and writing were at their peak.  He declares that though these village sermons were clearly written and free from theological jargon they were on the whole not very extremist nor exciting.  They were particularly limited “in their failure to deal with the profound theological questions posed by unitarianism and the questions raised by higher criticism” (214).  However, they did reveal “an optimistic eschatology that God was working through technological progress and that change should be welcomed” (215).

Sermons; Preacher, Kingsley as; Eversley; Religion; Christian Socialism.

Muller, Charles H.  Two Sermons of Charles Kingsley (Pietersburg, South Africa: University of the North, 1979).
This is the text of two previously unpublished sermon manuscripts from the Morris L. Parrish Collection, Princeton University Library.  Muller, the transcriber, notes Kingsley’s strong vein of compassion pervading the sermons. The first, originally preached at Eversley in 1846, stresses that God does not just belong to some far off eschatological future but that he is at hand in people’s normal daily life.  The second sermon, preached in 1851 at a child’s funeral, also focuses on a comforting God’s presence in everyday life.  Muller discusses the influence of F.D. Maurice’s teachings on Kingsley’s “understanding of the present relevance of divine Providence, and of the Kingdom of God as a present and spreading reality” (3).  Carlyle was another important influence.  Muller also discusses the style and the composition of these two sermons. Though they were manifestly quickly and carelessly written, probably very shortly before delivery, “Kingsley’s spoken words, as recorded in the sermons, must have had an almost magical, and very dramatic, effect on his congregation.  In each case the emotional climax shows how directly they came from the heart”(5).

Sermons; Eversley; Religion; Carlyle; Maurice.

Rowse, A. L. “Charles Kingsley at Eversley (I),” Contemporary Review  Vol. 221, No. 1282 (Nov. 1972): 234-238;  “Charles Kingsley at Eversley (2),” Contemporary Review  Vol. 221, No. 1283 (Dec. 1972): 322-326;  “Charles Kingsley at Eversley (3),” Contemporary Review  Vol. 221, No. 1284 (Jan. 1973): 7-12.
In these three short articles Rowse discusses a visit he paid to Eversley and provides a brief overview of Kingsley's life and works set against the background of Eversley.

Overview; Eversley.

Ryan, J. S. “In an English Country Churchyard,” Journal and Proceedings (Armidale and District Historical Society) Vol. 19 (1976): 63-72.
Ryan briefly discusses Charles and Henry Kingsley’s lives in the village of Eversley paying particular attention to a number of connections between Australia and the village.

Eversley; Australia; Kingsley, Henry.

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