From Tudor Humanism to Reformation Preaching

Lucy Wooding

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

From Tudor Humanism to Reformation Preaching

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This article studies Tudor humanism and Reformation preaching, and it introduces John Colet's Convocation sermon. This sermon summarises the problem of interpreting English sermons from the early eighteenth century. The discussion considers the late medieval sermons and the impact of humanism. The article also examines the invention and implementation of Henry VIII's Supremacy over the English church.

Keywords: Tudor humanism; Reformation preaching; John Colet; Convocation sermon; late medieval sermons; impact of humanism; Henry VIII's Supremacy

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Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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