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English preaching in the late Middle Ages / H. Leith Spencer.

By: Spencer, H. Leith.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford [England] : Oxford ; New York : Clarendon Press ; Oxford University Press, 1993Description: xvi, 542 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0198112033; 9780198112037.Subject(s): Preaching -- England -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500 | Sermons, Medieval -- England -- History and criticism | England -- Church history -- 1066-1485 | England -- Religious life and customs | Christianity Preaching History | EnglandDDC classification: 251/.00942/09023 LOC classification: BV4208.G7 | S64 1993Other classification: 11.75 | 11.52 | 18.05
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 497-521) and indexes.

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Spencer (Exeter College, Oxford) provides an interdisciplinary, illuminating, and much-needed study of late medieval English sermons and preaching. This seminal work, which expands the efforts of G.R. Owst (Preaching in Medieval England, 1926); Literature and Pulpit in Medieval England, 1961), examines the purpose of sermons, their types, style, and structure, and the important effects of Arundel's Provincial Constitutions (1407-9). Although the focus is on the analysis of sermons recorded in English, a good mixture of both orthodox and Wycliffite sermons are provided with attention to their historical and cultural context. Sermons have their limitations as historical evidence, an aspect clearly examined by Spencer; this book gives additional and balanced evidence in a vital, changing period of English church history. Of great interest to medievalists, it also gives essential information for the continuing debate about the English Reformation among such scholars as Bossy, Scarisbrick, Haigh, and A.G. Dickens. An important addition for libraries. Upper-division undergraduate; graduate; faculty; general. D. P. King; Whitman College

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H. Leith Spencer is at Exeter College, Oxford.

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