Preaching and Politics in Early Modern Britain

Venue: Cambridge

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Nov 03, 2006 End Date/Time: Nov 04, 2006
Registration Date: Oct 30, 2006
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Preaching and Politics in Early Modern Britain

3-4 November 2006

A two-day international conference at Pembroke College, Cambridge and the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, University of Cambridge.

This conference seeks to gauge the current state of studies in early modern British sermons by providing a forum for the work of scholars from a variety of disciplines, including literary, historical, and religious studies. Areas of interest will include: the occasional nature of sermons; pulpit censorship; preaching and ecclesiology; types of auditory; women and sermons; varieties of exegetical method; allusion to current affairs via scriptural typology; links with continental European preaching; sermon preparation, delivery, publication, and reception; rhetorical and oratorical traditions of homiletic prose; the literary representation of preachers in plays, poems and pamphlets; the historiography of sermons.

Speakers to include: Professor Lori Anne Ferrell (Claremont Graduate University, California), Dr Peter McCullough (Oxford University), Dr Mary Morrissey (Nottingham Trent University), Dr Jeanne Shami (University of Regina, Canada).

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Conference organisers: Dr Hugh Adlington (CRASSH, Cambridge University), & Dr Emma Rhatigan (Magdalen College, Oxford University).