Preaching and Parliament, 1640–1659

Tom Webster

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 and Parliament, 1640–1659

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This article shows the role of sermons in politics. It emphasises that sermons were always political, and discusses the sermons that were delivered to parliamentary fasts from 1640 to 1659. It considers the shifts in patronage and personnel, as well as the devotional and theological content of the sermons.

Keywords: sermons; politics; parliamentary fasts; patronage; personnel; devotional content; theological content

Article.  8681 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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