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This book is divided into three categories: Theory and Theology, Sermon and Society in the British Empire, and Sermon and Society in America. "Theory and Theology" begins with a pair of chapters on preaching in the 19th-century Church of England. It explores how several clergy associated with the Oxford Movement worked in many genres: "plain", "university", and "visitation" sermons; religious lectures; and episcopal charges. "Sermon and Society in the British Empire" opens with two chapters on politics and national identity. Bob Tennant undertakes a rhetorical history of the British missionary movement, tracing how preaching adapted to a variety of historical circumstances. The final section, "Sermon and Society in America", contains chapters on topics ranging from Mormonism to sermons against dueling.

Keywords: America; British Empire; mormonism; sermon and society; theology



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