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The Political Sermon in an Age of Party Strife, 1700–1720: Contributions to the Conflict

Pasi Ihalainen

in The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199237531
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199237531.013.0025

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

The Political Sermon in an Age of Party Strife, 1700–1720: Contributions to the Conflict

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This article analyses the ways the English party-political conflict was conducted in the pulpit. It examines English political preaching using the perspective of the broader West European tradition of delivering political sermons in political forums and on relevant national occasions. It then outlines the state of research on party-political conflict and its reflection in Anglican preaching. Finally, the article studies the political content of two distinctive and controversial sermons.

Keywords: English party-political conflict; English political preaching; political sermons; Anglican preaching; political content

Article.  9285 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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