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Sermons at Court: Politics and Religion in Elizabethan and Jacobean Preaching (Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History)By: Peter E. McCullough (author)Paperback
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DescriptionThis 1998 study describes the most neglected site of political, religious and literary culture in early modern England: the court pulpits of Elizabeth I and James I. It unites the most fertile strains in early modern British history - the court and religion. Dr McCullough shows work previous to his own underestimated the place of religion in courtly culture, and presents evidence of the competing religious patronage not only of Elizabeth and James but also of Queen Anne, Prince Henry and Prince Charles. The book contextualises the political, religious and literary careers of court preachers such as Lancelot Andrewes, John Donne and William Laud, and presents evidence of the tensions between sermon- and sacrament-centred piety in the established Church period. Additional web resources provide the reader with a definitive calendar of court sermons for the period.
ContentsList of figures; Introduction and note on texts and sources; 1. The architectural settings of Elizabethan and Jacobean court preaching; 2. Tudor court preaching and Elizabeth I; 3. James I and the apotheosis of court preaching; 4. Denmark House and St James's: sermons for the Jacobean queen and princes of Wales; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.
- publication date: 28/04/2011
- ISBN13: 9780521022057
- Format: Paperback
- Number Of Pages: 258
- ID: 9780521022057
- weight: 380
- ISBN10: 0521022053
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