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

Mary Morrissey


Scholars do not contest that English Reformation culture centred on ‘the word preached’; that before the advent of newsbooks, sermons were the primary means available for shaping public opinion; or that the sermons of men like Lancelot Andrewes and John Donne were valued as literary works of the highest order. 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 un ... More

Keywords: Corporation of London, Reformation, Civil War, homiletics, St Paul’s Cathedral, sermon genres

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199571765
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571765.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary Morrissey, author
Lecturer in Early Modern English Literature, University of Reading
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