Polemical responses to Bartholomean preaching

David J. Appleby

in Black Bartholomew's Day

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780719075612
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701744 | DOI:
Polemical responses to Bartholomean preaching

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This chapter analyses the polemical responses to the circulation of Bartholomean sermons, arguing that figures in the Restoration establishment exploited the texts not simply to pursue an anti-Puritan agenda, but often in order to promote factions at Court and further their personal careers. It suggests that though the publication of the farewell sermons from 1662 onwards may have been aimed primarily at a sympathetic readership, they provided Cavalier-Anglicans with a visible target onto which to project their anger and insecurity.

Keywords: polemical responses; Bartholomean sermons; Restoration; anti-Puritan agenda; farewell sermons; Cavalier-Anglicans

Chapter.  17554 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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