The British Sermon 1689–1901: Quantities, Performance, and Culture

William Gibson

in The Oxford Handbook of the British Sermon 1689-1901

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199583591
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

 The British Sermon 1689–1901: Quantities, Performance, and Culture

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The ubiquity of the sermon between 1689 and 1901 is an aspect of contemporary experience that has been largely forgotten. Yet sitting below a pulpit hearing a sermon is a cultural experience can be said to have been shared by all classes and conditions of people in Britain. This article begins by setting out figures for printed sermons and public preaching. It then discusses the material culture of the sermon.

Keywords: printed sermons; public preaching; Britain; material culture

Article.  14787 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Christianity

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