The Oxford Edition of the Sermons of John Donne: Volume 12: Sermons Preached at St Paul's Cathedral, 1626

ISBN : 9780199578580

Mary Ann Lund
432 Pages
153 x 234 mm
Pub date
Jan 2017
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This new volume in The Oxford Edition of the Sermons of John Donne contains nine sermons preached by Donne as Dean of St Paul's Cathedral between February and June of 1626. It includes six sermons previously undated or not assigned to a venue, providing a more detailed and intensive picture of Donne's preaching career over a short period than previous Donne scholarship has ever provided. For each sermon an authoritative text has been established by freshly collating multiple copies of the seventeenth-century print editions. The introduction describes the institutional and physical context of Donne's cathedral sermons and analyses his style of preaching and doctrinal positions. For the first time, the sermons appear with a full critical apparatus: headnotes to each sermon describe its textual state and supply local historical context and suggestions for further reading, while extensive commentaries trace Donne's use of his sources, translate passages in foreign languages, and gloss important and unfamiliar words.


I Donne as Dean and Prolocutor in 1626
II The Setting
III The Sermons and their Context
IV Commentary
V The Texts
VI Calendar of Donne's Sermons, February to June 1626
VII Calendar of London Sermons, February to June 1626
VIII This Edition: Principles and Conventions
1 Preached upon the Penitentiall Psalmes. [Ps. 32: 1, 2]
2 Preached upon the Penitentiall Psalmes. [Ps. 32: 3, 4]
3 Preached upon the Penitentiall Psalmes. [Ps. 32: 5]
4 Preached upon the Penitentiall Psalmes. [Ps. 32: 6]
5 The first Sermon upon this Text, Preached at S. Pauls, in the Evening, upon Easter-day. 1626. [1 Cor. 15: 29]
6 Preached at S. Pauls, May 21. 1626. [1 Cor. 15: 29]
7 Preached upon Whitsunday. [John 16: 8-11]
8 Preached at S. Pauls, June 21. 1626. [1 Cor. 15: 29]
9 Preached at Saint Pauls. [Phil. 3: 2]
Appendix A: A Proclamation for the Establishing of the Peace and Quiet of the Church of England (1626)
Index of Biblical Texts
Biographical Index
Index of John Donne's Works
General Index

About the author: 

Mary Ann Lund is Lecturer in Renaissance English Literature at the University of Leicester. She is the author of Melancholy, Medicine, and Religion in Early Modern England: Reading 'The Anatomy of Melancholy' (CUP, 2010) and articles on early modern prose, the history of medicine, and religious literature.

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