Preaching the Elizabethan Settlement

Arnold Hunt

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 Elizabethan Settlement

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This article examines some of the sermons that were preached in the first ten years of Elizabeth's reign. It provides a survey of the arguments that were used in defence of the Elizabethan settlement and studies what these sermons have to say on the activity of preaching. It also studies the construction of the Elizabethan settlement after Elizabeth's accession in November 1558 and the success of the preaching campaign in support of the settlement.

Keywords: Elizabethan settlement; activity of preaching; construction; preaching campaign

Article.  11794 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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