The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon

Hardcover | September 4, 2011

EditorPeter McCullough, Hugh Adlington, Emma Rhatigan

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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. The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon is the first book to surveythis rich new field for both students and specialists. 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 original essays it contains representemerging 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 Handbook 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 toBritish culture. Complete with appendices of original documents of sermon theory, reception, and regulation, and generously illustrated, this is a comprehensive guide to the rhetorical, ecclesiastical, and historical precepts essential to the study of the early modern sermon in Britain.

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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. The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon is the first book to surveythis rich new field for both students and speci...

Peter McCullough is Fellow and Tutor in English at Lincoln College Oxford, and a leading expert on the works and lives of John Donne and Lancelot Andrewes. Hugh Adlington is Lecturer in English at the University of Birmingham; he specialises in early modern religious writing, especially the sermons and scholarship of John Donne. Emma ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:624 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.61 inPublished:September 4, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of IllustrationsList of ContributorsPrefaceI. Composition, Delivery, Reception1. Greg Kneidel: Ars Praedicandi: Theories and Practice2. Lori Anne Ferrell: The Preacher's Bibles3. Katrin Ettenhuber: The Preacher and Patristics4. Carl Trueman: Preachers and Medieval and Renaissance Commentary5. Noam Reisner: The Preacher and Profane Learning6. Emma Rhatigan: Preaching Venues: Architecture and Auditories7. Kate Armstrong: Sermons in Performance8. Ian Green: Preaching in the Parishes9. Jeanne Shami: Women and Sermons10. John Craig: Sermon Reception11. James Rigney: Sermons into Print12. Peter McCullough: Preaching and Context: John Donne's Sermon at the Funerals of Sir William CokayneII. Sermons in Scotland, Ireland and Wales13. Crawford Gribben: Preaching the Scottish Reformation, 1560-170714. Raymond Gillespie: Preaching the Reformation in Early Modern Ireland15. Stephen Roberts: The Sermon in Early Modern Wales: Context and ContentIII. English Sermons, 1500-166016. Lucy Wooding Kostyanovsky: From Tudor Humanism to Reformation Preaching17. Ashley Null: Official Tudor Homilies18. Arnold Hunt: Preaching the Elizabethan Settlement19. Kevin Killeen: Veiled Speech: Preaching, Politics, and Scriptural Typology20. Tom Webster: Preaching and Parliament, 1640-1659IV. English Sermons, 1660-172021. Hugh Adlington: Restoration, Religion, and Law: Assize Sermons 1660-168522. Matt Jenkinson: Preaching at the Court of Charles II: Court Sermons and the Restoration Chapel Royal23. Rosemary Dixon: Sermons in Print, 1660-170024. Tony Claydon: The Sermon Culture of the Glorious Revolution: Williamite Preaching and Jacobite Anti-Preaching, 1685-170225. Pasi Ihalainen: The Political Sermon in an Age of Party Strife, 1700-20: Contributions to the ConflictV. AppendixesI. Preachers on PreachingII. Sermons ObservedIII. Sermons RegulatedSelect BibliographyIndex