Politics and the Paul's Cross Sermons, 1558-1642.

Politics and the Paul's Cross Sermons, 1558-1642

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ISBN details

  • ISBN 10: 0199571767
  • ISBN 13: 9780199571765


Overview

Throughout the Reformation period, England's most important public pulpit was Paul's Cross, which stood in the churchyard of St Paul's Cathedral in London. This book offers a detailed history of the Paul's Cross sermons from the reign of Elizabeth I until the destruction of the pulpit under Charles I. It explains the arrangement for the sermons' delivery and the tensions between the different authorities (the royal government, the bishops of London, and theCorporation of London) who controlled them. The increasing role that the Paul's Cross sermons played in London's civic culture after the Reformation is discussed, and an account is given of the narrowing of the sermons' audience in the years preceding the English Civil War. This book explores early modernEnglish homiletics, so that preachers' adaptation of sermon genres to suit sermons on religious controversies or on political anniversaries (such as 5 November) can be described.

Other Details

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1
  • Date Published: June 2011
  • Authors: Morrissey, Mary