Preaching the Reformation in Early Modern Ireland

Raymond Gillespie

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

 Preaching the Reformation in Early Modern Ireland

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This article shows how the Reformation was preached in early modern Ireland. It considers the problems of language and the similarities early Reformed preachers in Ireland had with their other contemporaries. It studies the resurgence of the reform process in the late 1580s and 1590s and the changes Reformed preaching went through during the 1641 war in Ireland. It also discusses the Restoration of the king and church in 1660; this led to a new structure that guided the way the pulpit was used in the late seventeenth century. The article ends with a discussion on stability in the social order that brought about the golden age of Irish Reformed preaching.

Keywords: Reformation preaching; early modern Ireland; early Reformed preachers; reform process; social order

Article.  8083 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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