The Art of Hearing Paperback

English Preachers and Their Audiences, 1590-1640

by Arnold Hunt

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The Art of Hearing

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This groundbreaking study of early modern English preaching was the first to take full account of the sermon as heard by the listener as well as uttered by the preacher. It draws on a wide range of printed and manuscript sources, but also seeks to read behind the texts in order to reconstruct what was actually delivered from the pulpit, with due attention to the differences between oral, written and printed versions. In showing how sermons were interpreted and appropriated by their hearers, often in ways that their authors never intended, it poses wider questions about the transmission of religious and political ideas in the post-Reformation period. Offering a richer understanding of sermons as complex and ambiguous texts, and opening up new avenues for their interpretation, it will be essential reading for all students of the religious and cultural history of early modern England.

The Art of Hearing by Arnold Hunt was published by Cambridge University Press in November 2014. The ISBN for The Art of Hearing is 9781107679825.

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Details for The Art of Hearing

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (November 2014)
Number of Pages424
Thickness22 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4300214
Page last updated 1st October 2018
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