The Protestant Funeral Sermon in England, 1688–1800

Penny Pritchard

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 Protestant Funeral Sermon in England, 1688–1800


This article discusses the characteristics eighteenth-century Protestant funeral sermons. The total number of funeral sermons produced in the period remains uncertain. Many works only appear in collected sermon anthologies which, in turn, are printed in multiple editions. Most published funeral sermons employed the conventional asymmetrical structure while commemorating a named individual recognized, on either a local or national scale, for the exemplary nature of their Protestant virtues.

Keywords: Protestants; funeral sermons; preaching; published sermons

Article.  8068 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Christianity

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