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A Sermon Preached on a Good Friday

Edited by Cecilia A. Hatt

in English Works of John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester

Published in print February 2002 | ISBN: 9780198270119
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600609 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198270119.003.0007
 A Sermon Preached on a Good Friday

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The introduction to this text describes the tradition of Good Friday preaching, and traces the development of several devotional topoi, notably the figure of Christ the lover‐knight and the relationship of the “book of the cross” image to the medieval Charters of Christ. It compares John Fisher's emphasis on the crucifix with remarks made in the Paraclesis of Erasmus.

Keywords: book of the cross; Charters of Christ; Christ the lover‐knight; Erasmus; Good Friday preaching; Paraclesis

Chapter.  28008 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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