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III. 'Synne And Sedition': Penitence And The Duty Of Obedience

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The text of the manuscript sermon follows the same tri-partite structure: it compares the insurrection to a “plague”, attributes its cause to “synne” and “unchristian lyvyng”, and proposes finally that “the remedie of all our plags is lonely penaunce”. Gilbert Burnet was the first historian of the Reformation to make the connection between Cranmer’s public preaching on the Rebellion and the Parker Library manuscript and alleges, moreover, to have seen the sermon in Cranmer’s own hand in the library of Corpus Christi. The structure of the sermon’s argument follows an uncomplicated homiletical order: the general and primary cause of the Rebellion is considered first, followed by an analysis of specific secondary causes related chiefly to the distinct interests of the principal antagonists, and concluding with a concerted proposal for the restoration of order in the commonwealth.

Keywords: Gilbert Burnet; obedience; penitence; sedition; synne



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