The Sermon in the British Colonies

Joanna Cruickshank

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 Sermon in the British Colonies

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This article discusses sermons in the British colonies. It draws on existing studies to identify key themes and areas of investigation that may be fruitful for further study. It considers examples from the North American colonies, from 1688 until independence, and from India in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and the Cape Colony in the nineteenth century. It then presents a case study of the sermon in early colonial Australia.

Keywords: sermons; British colonies; British colonists; Australia; North America; India

Article.  8215 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Christianity

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