Certaine Sermons or Homilies Appoynted to be read in Churches. In the time of the late Queen Elizabeth of famous memory. And now thought fit to be reprinted by authoring form the Kings most Excellent Majesty.
London, Printed by John Norton, for Joyce Norton, and Richard Whiater..., 1635. 2 volumes in 1, with title-page The Second Tom of Homilies of such Matters as were promised and Entituled in the former part of Homilies, following page 98 of first part, 277 x 183 mms., pp. [viii], 98; [iv], 320 [321 - 322 "A Thanksgiving for the suppression of the last Rebellion," 323 colophon with date of printing give as 1633, 324 blank], elaborate woodcut border for first title-page, printed in black letter, later 17th century calf, sometime rebacked and recornered in matching calf, new end-papers, date in gilt at base of spine. A good to very good copy The preface here is "as it was published in the yeere, 1562," but there was an earlier edition in 1547 of these sermons. Cranmer wrote the third, fourth, and fifth, which deal with salvation, faith, and good works. The 1547 editions was very popular with church wardens who acquired copies for their churches. Queen Elizabeth added the second book in 1563. The sermons as published and repeated in churches for decades is said to have helped settle the matter of England's protestantism after Henry VIII's abjuration of Roman Catholicism and the separation from the Roman Catholic church between 1532 and 1534. Ronald B. Bond, "Cranmer and the Controversy Surrounding Publication of Certayne Sermons or Homilies (1547)," Renaissance and Reformation (1976),
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