Restoration, Religion, and Law: Assize Sermons, 1660–1685

Hugh Adlington

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

 Restoration, Religion, and Law: Assize Sermons, 1660–1685

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This article takes a closer look at assize sermons, which is a preaching sub-genre that is mostly concerned with the connections between justice administration and religious tenets. It also presents three brief case studies of assize sermons, which were delivered and published after the Act of Uniformity. These case studies try to show how different churchmen adapted the established conventions of the assize sermon to gain different effects and purposes.

Keywords: assize sermons; justice administration; religious tenets; case studies; Act of Uniformity

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Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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