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The Oxford handbook of the early modern sermon /
edited by Peter McCullough, Hugh Adlington and Emma Rhatigan.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
description
xvi, 608 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0199237530, 9780199237531
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
isbn
0199237530
9780199237531
contents note
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.
catalogue key
7878306
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2012-02-01:
This fascinating collection comprises essays by established scholars in many disciplines. In looking at the early modern sermon, the volume departs from the traditional scholarly focus on the formal literary accomplishments of such giants as John Donne and Lancelot Andrewes. McCullough (Lincoln College, Oxford, UK), Adlington (Univ. of Birmingham, UK), and Rhatigan (Univ. of Sheffield, UK)--all English-literature scholars--are interested in the sermon as literary art in historical context. The essays reveal emerging scholarly interest in such areas as sermons in performance, pulpit censorship, preaching, women and sermons, contexts of sermons in both manuscript and print, nonelite preaching, and sermons originating in Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. The collection includes a set piece by McCullough on Donne's renowned funeral sermon for Sir William Cokayne. Here, McCullough pulls together the lines of investigation to examine the literary aspects of the sermon in its public contexts, as an example of how "an interdisciplinary approach to early modern sermons" is "necessary for the fullest appreciation of them." Since religion is integral to an appreciation of the literary works of the early modern period, this fascinating, comprehensive volume is required reading for anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the era. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty. M. Cole Edison State College
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"Illuminates the interactive forces at work between preaching and society during the early modern period. The editors provide a wealth of resources and information for better appreciating and understanding the significant role preaching played in shaping the religious culture, the political climate, and the social atmosphere of the day. Such appreciation for the role of preaching during this period enables those of us who teach to better understand and respond to the value, influence, limits, and even the decline of preaching in our contemporary culture." --Journal of Homiletic
Open[s] new and exciting vistas for future scholarship. The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon provides a splendid introduction to the subject ... A great virtue of the Handbook is its extensive - and hitherto unprecedented - geographical and chronological coverage ... an impressive scholarly achievement.
This is a publication that does what any Oxford Handbook ought to do, but for this particular (and peculiar) subject, it does very much more. It shows the transformation of the study of English preaching over the last twenty years; it indicates where gaps in our knowledge remain; it will help to shape the ways in which early modern sermons are studied in the coming years.
This is a superb source which those studying these tumultuous years can turn to for information and insight.
This volume in the Oxford Handbook series represents a significant contribution to the study of the sermon, an the culture, of early modern England. Its publication is to be welcome and celebrated.
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Summaries
Long Description
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 survey this 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; EnglishSermons, 1500-1660; and English Sermons, 1660-1720. The twenty-five original essays it 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 inmanuscript 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 to British culture. Complete with appendices of original documents of sermon theory, reception, and regulation, and generously illustrated, thisis a comprehensive guide to the rhetorical, ecclesiastical, and historical precepts essential to the study of the early modern sermon in Britain.
Main Description
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 survey this 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 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 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 to British 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.
Main Description
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.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
List of Contributors
Preface
Composition, Delivery, Reception
Ars Praedicandi: Theories and Practice
The Preacher's Bibles
The Preacher and Patristics
Preachers and Medieval and Renaissance Commentary
The Preacher and Profane Learning
Preaching Venues: Architecture and Auditories
Sermons in Performance
Preaching in the Parishes
Women and Sermons
Sermon Reception
Sermons into Print
Preaching & Context: John Donne's Sermon at the Funerals of Sir William Cokayne
Sermons in Scotland, Ireland and Wales
Preaching the Scottish Reformation, 1560-1707
Preaching the Reformation in Early Modern Ireland
The Sermon in Early Modern Wales: Context and Content
English Sermons, 1500-1660
From Tudor Humanism to Reformation Preaching
Official Tudor Homilies
Preaching the Elizabethan Settlement
Veiled Speech: Preaching, Politics, and Scriptural Typology
Preaching and Parliament, 1640-1659
English Sermons, 1660-1720
Restoration, Religion, and Law: Assize Sermons 1660-1685
Preaching at the Court of Charles II: Court Sermons and the Restoration Chapel Royal
Sermons in Print, 1660-1700
The Sermon Culture of the Glorious Revolution: Williamite Preaching and Jacobite Anti-Preaching, 1685-1702
The Political Sermon in an Age of Party Strife, 1700-20: Contributions to the Conflict
Appendixes
Preachers on Preaching
Sermons Observed
Sermons Regulated Select
Bibliography
Index
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