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The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon

Edited by Hugh Adlington, Peter McCullough and Emma Rhatigan

Volume 1, issue Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199237531
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199237531.001.0001

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon

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Scholarly interest in the early modern sermon has flourished in recent years, driven by belated recognition of the crucial importance of preaching to religious, cultural, and political life in early modern Britain. This book surveys this new field. It is divided into sections devoted to sermon composition, delivery, and reception; sermons in Scotland, Ireland, and Wales; English sermons, 1500–1660; and English sermons, 1660–1720. The twenty-five articles the book contains represent emerging areas of interest, including research on sermons in performance; pulpit censorship; preaching and ecclesiology; women and sermons; the social, economic, and literary history of sermons in manuscript and print; and non-elite preaching. The book also responds to the recently recognised need to extend thinking about the ‘early modern’ across the watershed of the civil wars and interregnum, on both sides of which sermons and preaching remained a potent instrument of religious politics and a literary form of central importance to British culture.

Keywords: early modern sermon; pulpit censorship; preaching; ecclesiology; civil wars; interregnum; religious politics; British culture; sermon composition; sermon delivery

Book.  624 pages. 

Subjects: Literature

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<i>Ars Prædicandi</i>: Theories and Practice in The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon

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The Preacher's Bibles in The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon

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The Preacher and Patristics in The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon

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Preachers and Medieval and Renaissance Commentary in The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon

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The Preacher and Profane Learning in The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon

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Preaching Venues: Architecture and Auditories in The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon

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Sermons in Performance in The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon

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Preaching in the Parishes in The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon

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Women and Sermons in The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon

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Sermon Reception in The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon

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