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Title The Oxford handbook of the early modern sermon / edited by Peter McCullough, Hugh Adlington and Emma Rhatigan
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 608 pages) : illustrations
Contents Part I. Composition, delivery, reception -- ch. 1. Ars Prœdicandi : theories and practice / Greg Kneidel -- ch. 2. The preacher's Bibles / Lori Anne Ferrell -- ch. 3. The preacher and patristics / Katrin Ettenhuber -- ch. 4. Preachers and Medieval and Renaissance commentary / Carl Trueman -- ch. 5. The preacher and profane learning / Noam Reisner -- ch. 6. Preaching venues : architecture and auditories / Emma Rhatigan -- ch. 7. Sermons in performance / Kate Armstrong -- ch. 8. Preaching in the parishes / Ian Green -- ch. 9. Women and sermons / Jeanne Shami -- ch. 10. Sermon reception / John Craig -- ch. 11. Sermons into print / James Rigney -- ch. 12. Preaching and context : John Donne's sermon at the funerals of Sir Wiliam Cokayne / Peter McCullough -- Part II. Sermons in Scotland, Ireland, and Wales -- ch. 13. Preaching the Scottish Reformation, 1560-1707 / Crawford Gribben -- ch. 14. Preaching the Reformation in early modern Ireland / Raymond Gillespie -- ch. 15. The sermon in early modern Wales : context and content / Stephen K. Roberts -- Part III. English sermons, 1500-1660 -- ch. 16. From Tudor humanism to Reformation preaching / Lucy Wooding -- ch. 17. Official Tudor homilies / Ashley Null -- ch. 18. Preaching the Elizabethan settlement / Arnold Hunt -- ch. 19. Veiled speech : preaching, politics and scriptural typology / Kevin Killeen -- ch. 20. Preaching and parliament, 1640-1659 / Tom Webster -- Part IV. English sermons, 1660-1720 -- ch. 21. Restoration, religion, and law : Assize sermons, 1660-1685 / Hugh Adlington -- ch. 22. Preaching at the Court of Charles II : court sermons and the restoration Chapel Royal / Matt Jenkinson -- ch. 23. Sermons in print, 1660-1700 / Rosemary Dixon -- ch. 24. The sermon culture of the Glorious Revolution : Williamite preaching and Jacobite anti-preaching, 1685-1702 / Tony Claydon -- ch. 25. The political sermon in the age of party strife, 1700-1720 : contributions to the conflict / Pasi Ihalainen -- Part V. Appendixes -- Preachers on preaching -- Preaching observed -- Preaching regulated
Summary Scholarly interest in the early modern sermon has flourished in recent years, driven by belated recognition of the crucial importance of preaching to religious, cultural, and political life in early modern Britain. This book surveys this new field. It is divided into sections devoted to sermon composition, delivery, and reception; sermons in Scotland, Ireland, and Wales; English sermons, 1500-1660; and English sermons, 1660-1720. The twenty-five articles the book contains represent emerging areas of interest, including research on sermons in performance; pulpit censorship; preaching and ecclesiology; women and sermons; the social, economic, and literary history of sermons in manuscript and print; and non-elite preaching. The book also responds to the recently recognised need to extend thinking about the 'early modern' across the watershed of the civil wars and interregnum, on both sides of which sermons and preaching remained a potent instrument of religious politics and a literary form of central importance to British culture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Preaching -- Great Britain -- History.
Sermons, English -- 16th century -- History and criticism.
Sermons, English -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
Great Britain -- Religious life and customs.
Form Electronic book
Author Adlington, Hugh.
McCullough, Peter, 1965-
Rhatigan, Emma, 1979-
LC no. 2011456660
ISBN 0191743607 (OUP e-book)
9780191743603 (OUP e-book)
Other Titles Early modern sermon