Persuasion and Conversion: Essays on Religion, Politics, and the Public Sphere in Early Modern England

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BRILL, Aug 22, 2013 - History - 240 pages
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A popular ‘culture of persuasion’ fostered by the Reformation promoted a displacement of late-medieval ‘sacramental culture’ through argument, textual interpretation, exhortation, reasoned opinion, and moral advice in both pulpit and press. This collection of essays addresses the dynamic interaction of religion and politics in the emerging ‘public sphere'.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Thomas Cromwells use of Antoine de Marcourts Livre des Marchans
9
John Calvins Groundwork of the Modern Public Sphere
36
Tudor Reform of the Canon Law of England
51
Pauls Cross and the Culture of Persuasion
72
Richard Smyths Retractation Sermon at Pauls Cross 1547
99
John Jewels Challenge Sermon at Pauls Cross 1559
114
John Foxe Richard Hooker and the Nascent Public Sphere
144
Public and Private in Hookers Apologetics
161
The Hermeneutics of Common Prayer
186
Bibliography
205
Index
219
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