Preachers and Medieval and Renaissance Commentary

Carl R. Trueman

in The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199237531
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

Preachers and Medieval and Renaissance Commentary

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This article explains how the polemical context of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries shaped theological attitudes towards the resources of the Christian and Jewish traditions. It first considers the impact of early Lutheranism on the English church, and then shows how Protestantism was established within the universities. It moves on to a section on the polemical context and the rise of linguistics during the period. It also introduces ecclesiology, the role of ceremonies, the fragmentation of continental Protestantism, and the debate that impacted British theologians.

Keywords: theological attitudes; early Lutheranism; Protestantism; linguistics; ecclesiology; role of ceremonies; British theologians; fragmentation

Article.  8790 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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