The Art of Hearing Hardback

English Preachers and Their Audiences, 1590-1640

by Arnold Hunt;

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The Art of Hearing

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This is the first study of English sermons to focus on the sermon as heard by the listener rather than as uttered by the preacher. Throughout most of Christian history, the sermon has been the main vehicle for the transmission of religious ideas, particularly during the early modern period when many people could not read or write. Arnold Hunt assesses the effectiveness of the sermon as a means of spreading Protestant ideas, looking at the response from the audience and showing that the laity often interpreted sermons in ways that their clerical authors did not intend. It is also the first book to look in detail at the difference between the sermon as preached and the sermon as printed, showing that the sermons that survive in print are often a very inadequate guide to what was actually delivered from the pulpits of early modern England.

The Art of Hearing by Arnold Hunt was published by Cambridge University Press in December 2010. The ISBN for The Art of Hearing is 9780521896764.

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Details for The Art of Hearing

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (December 2010)
Number of Pages424
Thickness27 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code3085111
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