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Funeral Sermons

Ralph Houlbrooke

in Death, Religion, and the Family in England, 1480–1750

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208761
eISBN:
9780191678134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208761.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses funeral sermons between the 15th and 18th centuries. Before the Reformation, a sermon might be delivered at a mass preceding the ... More


The Regulation of the Dead: Ritual and Reform in the English Church, c.1560–1630

PETER MARSHALL

in Beliefs and the Dead in Reformation England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198207733
eISBN:
9780191716812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207733.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter traces the long campaign on the part of Elizabethan and Jacobean bishops, theologians, and ordinary clergy to eradicate from the nation all traces of purgatory and intercessory prayer, ... More


The Estate of the Dead: The Afterlife in the Protestant Imagination

PETER MARSHALL

in Beliefs and the Dead in Reformation England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198207733
eISBN:
9780191716812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207733.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines how the afterlife was reconceived in the Protestant religious imagination of the post-Reformation decades, suggesting that images of hell were easier to conjure than those of ... More


Methodist Funerals

Karen B. Westerfield Tucker

in American Methodist Worship

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195126983
eISBN:
9780199834754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512698X.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Compared with marriage rites, Methodist burial rites and performances of funerals changed relatively slowly over two centuries. Such conservatism, however, masks the shifts in pastoral and ... More


Death, Religion, and the Family in England, 1480–1750

Ralph Houlbrooke

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208761
eISBN:
9780191678134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208761.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

The interest and importance of the social history of death have been increasingly recognized during the last thirty years. This book examines the effects of religious ... More


Sermons

Françoise Deconinck-Brossard

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume II: The Long Eighteenth Century c. 1689-c. 1828

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198702245
eISBN:
9780191838910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702245.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Both liturgically and architecturally, sermons were central to Dissenting life. Listening to the Word was at the heart of Dissenting worship and pulpits were frequently in prominent positions within ... More


From Funeral Sermon to Coronation

Neil Kenny

in Death and Tenses: Posthumous Presence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198754039
eISBN:
9780191815782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754039.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This section examines the use of tenses to refer to the dead in selective examples from funeral sermons. Whereas theologians attempted to pin down the exact kind of posthumous presence attributed to ... More


A Darkened Earth

Michael Ledger-Lomas

in Queen Victoria: This Thorny Crown

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198753551
eISBN:
9780191815102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753551.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter shows how the destruction of Victoria’s household through the deaths of her mother and husband in 1861 tested her faith, prompting an anguished search for spiritual and material sources ... More


Death Every Day: The 1725 Notebook and the Art of Dying

David Yearsley

in Sex, Death, and Minuets: Anna Magdalena Bach and Her Musical Notebooks

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226617701
eISBN:
9780226617848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226617848.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Anna Magdalena Bach's Notebook of 1725 is a heterogeneous collection containing virtuosic and profound keyboard suites, light dances, and a number of sacred songs whose theme is death. The ... More


The “Afterlife” of an English Calvinist Conformist

Greg A. Salazar

in Calvinist Conformity in Post-Reformation England: The Theology and Career of Daniel Featley

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197536902
eISBN:
9780197536933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197536902.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter 7 analyzes the reception of Featley through the lens of his post-1660 biographers and seeks to contribute to this debate and to inject further complexity into our understanding of Featley. It ... More


Virtuous Action

Michael Ullyot

in The Rhetoric of Exemplarity in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780192849335
eISBN:
9780191944574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192849335.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Protestant memory and humanist pedagogy encouraged Elizabethan and Jacobean rhetoricians to use exemplarity for instrumental ends. The former precipitated a shift from stylistic to behavioural ... More


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