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Guildhall Library, London. London, S. Paul’s Cathedral Register, “Donne.”

Published Works
Abbott, G. Directions Concerning Preachers. London, 1622.
Bray, G. L. Records of Convocation, 20 volumes. Church of England Record Society, 2005-06.
Donne, John. John Donne’s 1622 Gunpowder Plot Sermon: a parallel-text edition, ed. Jeanne Shami. Duquesne , 1996.
___________. Sermons, 10 volumes, ed. Evelyn M. Simpson and George R. Potter. Berkeley, 1953-1962.
Whitgift, John. Works, ed. John Ayre, 3 vols. (Cambridge 1851-53), 2, p. 463.


Donne and the Church of England
Asals, Heather, and P. G. Stanwood, John Donne and the Theology of Language. Missouri, 1986.
Bald, R. C. John Donne: A Life. Oxford, 1986.
Carey, John. John Donne: Life, Mind, and Art. Faber, 1981.
Caruthers, Gale. Donne at Sermons: A Christian Existential World. SUNY Press, 1972.
Chamberlain, J. S. Increase and Multiply: Arts of Discourse Procedure in the Preaching of John Donne. UNC Press, 1976.
Colclough, D., ed. John Donne’s Professional Lives. Brewer, 2003.
Docherty, Thomas. John Donne, Undone. Methuen, 1986.
Doerksen, Daniel W. Conforming to the Word: Herbert, Donne, and the English Church Before Laud. Bucknell , 1997.
Fetzer, Margaret. “Donne’s Sefmons as Re-enactments of the Word,” Connotations 17 (2007/2008), 1-13.
Guibbory, Achsah. Ceremony and Community from Herbert to Milton: Literature,
Religion, and Cultural Conflict in Seventeenth-Century England. Cambridge, 1998.
________, ed. The Cambridge Companion to John Donne. Cambridge, 2006.
Harland, Paul, “Dramatic Technique and Personae in Donne’s Sermons,” ELH 53 (1986), 709-26.
Hodgson, Elizabeth M. A. Gender and the Sacred Self in John Donne. Delaware, 1999.
Jackson, R. John Donne’s Christian Vocation. Northwestern , 1979.
Johnson, Jeffrey. The Theology of John Donne. Brewer, 2001.
Mueller, William Randolph. John Donne, Preacher. Princeton, 1962.
Nelson, Brent. Holy Ambition: Rhetoric, Courtship, and Devotion in the Sermons of John
Donne. Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 2005.
Oliver, P. M. Donne’s Religious Writing: A Discourse of Feigned Devotion. Longman, 1997.
Papasian, Mary, ed. John Donne and the Protestant Reformation: New Perspectives. Wayne State, 2003.
Schleiner, Winfried. The Imagery of Donne’s Sermons. Brown, 1970.
Shami, Jeanne. John Donne and Conformity in Crisis in the Late Jacobean Pulpit. Brewer, 2003.
____________, Dennis Flynn, and M. Thomas Hester, The Oxford Handbook of John Donne. Oxford , 2011.
Stubbs, John. John Donne: The Reformed Soul. Norton, 2007.
Sullivan, Ceri. The Rhetoric of the Conscience in Donne, Herbert, and Vaughan. Oxford, 2008.
Targoff, Ramie. Common Prayer: The Language of Public Devotion in Early Modern England. Chicago, 2001.
____________. John Donne: Body and Soul. Chicago , 2008
Wall, John N. “The Irregular Ordination of John Donne.” John Donne Journal 27, 81-102.
_______, “John Donne and the Practice of Priesthood.” Renaissance Papers 2007, 1-16.
_______, “Situating Donne’s Dedication Sermon at Lincoln’s Inn, 22 May 1623.” John Donne Journal 26, 159-239.
_______,“Crashaw, Catholicism, and Englishness: Defining Religious Identity.” Renaissance Papers 2004, 107-126.
_______, “John Donne Practices Law: The Case of the Brentwood School.” John Donne Journal 23, 257-297.
_______. Transformations of the Word: Spenser, Herbert, Vaughan. Georgia, 1988.


The Chapel Royal
McCullough, Peter. Sermons at Court: Politics and Religion in Elizabethan and Jacobean Preaching. Cambridge, 1998.
Targoff, Ramie. “Facing Death,” in A. Guibbory, ed., The Cambridge Companion to John Donne. Cambridge , 217-31.
Thurley, S. The Lost Palace of Whitehall. RIBA. 1998.

St. Paul’s Cathedral

Barnwell, P. S. and T. Cooper (eds), Places of Worship in Britain and Ireland 1550-1689. Shaun Tyas, 2019.

Hentschell, Roze. St Paul’s Cathedral Precinct in Early Modern Literature and Culture: Spatial Practices. Oxford, 2020.
Keene, Derek, Arthur Burns, and Andrew Saint, eds. St. Paul’s: The Cathedral Church of London. Yale, 2004.
Lehmberg, Stanford E. Cathedrals Under Siege: Cathedrals in English Society, 1600-1700. Pennsylvania, 1996.
______. The Reformation of Cathedrals: Cathedrals in English Society, 1485-1603. Princeton , 1988.
Llewellyn, N. Funeral Monuments in Post-Reformation England. Cambridge, 2000.
Osborne, Francis Osborne, Works. London, 1689.
Schofield, John. St Paul’s Cathedral Before Wren. English Heritage, 2011
Scott, D. The Music of St. Paul’s Cathedral. Stainer & Bell, 1972.
Wall, John N. “That Holy Roome”: John Donne and the Conduct of Worship at St. Paul’s Cathedral.” Renaissance Papers 2005, 61-84.

Paul’s Cross
MacLure, Millar. The Paul’s Cross Sermons, 1534-1642. Univ of Toronto Press, 1958.
________, P. Pauls and J Boswell, Register of Sermons Preached at Paul’s Cross 1534-1642. Dovehouse, 1989.
Morrissey, Mary. Politics and the Paul’s Cross Sermons 1558-1642. Oxford, 2011.

Trinity Chapel, Lincoln’s Inn
Wall, John N. “Situating Donne’s Dedication Sermon at Lincoln’s Inn, 22 May 1623.” John Donne Journal 26, 159-239.
_____. “Worship at Trinity Chapel, Lincoln’s Inn, London, 22 May 1623.” Anglican and Episcopal History 81 (2012), 113- 210.

he Book of Common Prayer (Everyman edn., 1999)

J.E. Booty (ed.), The Book of Common Prayer 1559: the Elizabethan Prayer Book (2005)

B. Cummings (ed.), The Book of Common Prayer: the texts of 1549, 1559, and 1662 (2011)

J.T. Fowler (ed.), Rites of Durham (Surtees Society 107, 1902)

D.N. Griffiths (ed.), The bibliography of the Book of Common Prayer, 1549–1999 (2002)

F. Kisby (ed.), “Religious ceremonial at the Tudor Court: extracts from royal household regulations”, in I.W. Archer et al. (ed.), Religion, politics and society in 16th century England (Camden Soc. 5th series 22, 2003), 1-33

G.J. Segger, Richard Baxter’s ‘Reformed Liturgy’: a Puritan alternative to the Book of Common Prayer (2014)

N.S. Amos, “Martin Bucer and the revision of the 1549 Book of Common Prayer: reform of ceremonies and the didactic use of ritual”, Ref.R.R. 2 (Dec. 1999), 107-26

*S.L. Arnoult, “‘Spiritual and sacred publique actions’: the Book of Common Prayer and the understanding of worship in the Elizabethan and Jacobean Church of England”, in E.J. Carlson (ed.), Religion and the English People 1500-1640 (16th Cent. E.S. 45, 1998), 25-47

N.M. Beasley, “Ritual Time in British Plantation Colonies, 1650-1780”, Ch. Hist. 76 (2007), 541-68

N.M. Beasley, “Domestic Rituals: Marriage and Baptism in the British Plantation Colonies, 1650-1780”, A.E.H. 76 (2007), 327-57

L. Feitzinger Brown, “Brawling in church: noise and the rhetoric of lay behaviour in early modern England”, 16th Cent. Jnl 34 (2003), 955-71

*C. Buchanan, “What did Cranmer think he was doing?”, Grove Liturgical Studies 7 (1976)

D. Cressy, “Purification, thanksgiving and the churching of women in post-Reformation England”, P.P. 141 (Nov. 1993), 106-47

W. Coster, “Purity, profanity and Puritanism: the Churching of women, 1500-1700”, in W.J. Sheils and D. Wood (eds), Women in the Church (St.Ch.Hist. 27, 1989), 377-88

W. Coster, Baptism and spiritual kinship in early modern England (2002)

J. Craig, “Psalms, groans and dogwhippers: the soundscape of worship in the English parish church, 1547-1642”, in W. Coster and A. Spicer (eds), Sacred space in early modern Europe (2005), 104-23

E. Duffy, “Holy Maydens, Holy Wyfes: the cult of women saints in 15th and 16th century England”, in W.J. Sheils and D. Wood (eds), Women in the Church (St.Ch.Hist. 27, 1989), 175-96

**K. Fincham and N. Tyacke, Altars restored: the changing face of English religious worship, 1547-c.1700 (2007)

H. Davies, Worship and Theology in England, 1534-1603 (1970)

**H. Davies, Worship and Theology in England, 1603-1690 (1975)

C. Durston, “By the book or with the spirit: the debate over liturgical prayer during the English Revolution”, Hist.Res. 79 (2006), 50-73

C. D. Hackett, “Entrance Rites, Confessions of Sin, and Identity in the Sixteenth Century”, A.E.H. 73 (2004) 4-34

C. Haigh, “Communion and community: exclusion from communion in post-Reformation England”, J.Eccl.H. 51 (2000), 721-40

C. Haigh, “‘A matter of much contention in the realm’: parish controversies over communion bread in post-Reformation England”, History 88 (2003), 393-404

B.T. Hartley, “The Liturgical Reordering of the Ecclesia Anglicana: Faithful Understanding in the Elizabethan Homilies of 1563”, A.E.H. 76 (2007), 489-519

G. M. Hayes, “Ordination Ritual and Practice in the Welsh-English Frontier, circa 1540-1640”, J.B.S. 44 (2005), 713-27

C. Hefling and C. Shattuck (eds), The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer (2006)

*A. Hunt, “The Lord’s Supper in early modern England”, P.P. 161 (Nov. 1998), 39-83

**R. Hutton, The Rise and Fall of Merry England: the Ritual Year 1400-1700 (1994)

**R. Hutton, Stations of the Sun: a history of the ritual year in Britain (1996)

A.Jacobs, The Book of Common Prayer: a biography (2013)

**G.P. Jeanes, Signs of God’s Promise: Thomas Cranmer’s Sacramental Theology and the Book of Common Prayer (2008)

*C. Jones et al., eds., The Study of Liturgy (1980)

F. Kisby, “‘When the King Goeth a Procession’: Chapel Ceremonies and Services, the Ritual Year, and Religious Reforms at the Early Tudor Court, 1485-1547”, J.B.S. 40 (2001), 44-75

D. Loades, “The revision of the Prayer Book in 1552”, in D. Loades (ed.), Word and Worship: essays presented to Margot Johnson (2005), 75-84

*D. MacCulloch, introduction to The Book of Common Prayer (Everyman edn., 1999)

*J. Maltby, Prayer Book and people in Elizabethan and early Stuart England (1998), Ch. 2

J. Martin and A. Ryrie (eds), Private and domestic devotion in early modern Britain (2012)

N. Mears, “Public Worship and Political Participation in Elizabethan England”, J.B.S. 51 (2012), 4-25

N. Mears and A. Ryrie (eds), Worship and the parish church in early modern Britain (2013)

**M. Milner, The senses and the English Reformation (2011)

B. Nichols, “Intolerable burdens: the anxiety of influence and the Prayer Book tradition”, in D. Loades (ed.), Word and Worship: essays presented to Margot Johnson (2005), 85-95 [Cranmer]

Z.M. Packman and J.N. Wall, “Worship at Trinity Chapel, Lincoln’s Inn, London, 22 May 1623”, A.E.H. 81 (2012), 113-210 [John Donne]

**C. Peters, “Gender, sacrament and ritual: the making and meaning of marriage in late medieval and early modern England”, P.P. 169 (Nov. 2000), 63-96

*S. Platten and C. Woods (eds), Comfortable words: polity and piety and the Book of Common Prayer (2012)

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A. Raffe, “Nature’s Scourges: The Natural World and Special Prayers, Fasts and Thanksgivings, 1541-1866”,in God’s Bounty?  The Churches and the natural world (St.Ch.Hist. 46 (2010), 237-47

D. E. Ray, “A View from the Childwife’s Pew: The Development of Rites around Childbirth in the Anglican Communion” (Anglican and Episcopal Hist. 69 (2000), 443-473

D. Roberts, “The Expurgation of Traditional Prayer Books (c. 1535-1600)”, Reformation 15 (2010), 23-50

**A. Ryrie, Being Protestant in Reformation Britain (2013), pp. 317-62

B.D. Spinks, “German influence in Edwardian liturgies”, in D. Wendebourg (ed.), Sister Reformations/Schwesterreformationen (2010), 175-90

K. Stevenson, “Richard Hooker and the Lord’s Prayer: a chapter in Reformation controversy”, Sc.Jl.Theol. 57 (2004), 39-55

D. Swift, Shakespeare’s common prayers: the Book of Common Prayer and the Elizabethan Age (2013)

J. F. Turrell, “’Until Such Time as He Be Confirmed’: The Laudians and Confirmation in the Seventeenth-Century Church of England”, 17th Cent. 20 (2005), 204-22

Y.T. Tjondrowardojo, “Stories Baptismal Registers told: private baptism in 17th-century England”, History 95 (Apr 2010), 177-93

R.M. van Wengen-Shute, George Herbert and the liturgy of the Church of England (1981)

N. Yates, Buildings, Faith and Worship: the Liturgical arrangement of Anglican Churches 16001900 (1991), Pt.I


Historical Background
Cockayne, Emily. Hubbub: Filth, Noise, & Stench in England. Yale, 2007.
Coster, Will and Andrew Spicer, eds. Sacred Space in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge, 2011.
Cressey, David. Bonfires and Bells: National Memory and the Protestant calendar in Elizabethan and Stuart England. Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1989.
Diehl, Huston. Staging Reform, Reforming the Stage Protestantism and Popular Theater In Early Modern England. Cornell, 1997.
Doran, Susan. Princes, Pastors, and People: The Church and Religion in England, 1500-1700. Routledge, 2002.
Ezell, M. J. Social Authorship and the Advent of Print. Johns Hopkins , 1999.
Ferrell, Lori Anne. Government by Polemic : James I, the King’s Preachers, and the
Rhetorics of Conformity, 1603-1625. Stanford, 1998.
Fincham, Kenneth. Prelate as Pastor: The Episcopate of James I. Oxford , 1990.
Hunt, Arnold, The Art of Hearing: English Preachers and their Audiences, 1590-1640. Cambridge, 2011.
Green, Ian. Print and Protestantism in Early Modern England. Oxford , 21000.
_______. Continuity and Change in Protestant Preaching in Early Modern England. Dr Williams Library, 2002.
Hamlin, Hannibal. Psalm Culture and Early Modern English Literature. Cambridge, 2004.
Lake, Peter. Moderate Puritans and the Elizabethan Church. Cambridge, 1982.
_______ and Kevin Sharpe, Culture and Politics in Early Stuart England. Stanford, 1993.
_______ and Michael Questier. Conformity and Orthodoxy in the English Church,1560-1660. Boydell & Brewer, 2000.
_______, and Michael Questier. The Antichrist’s Lewd Hat: Protestants, Papists and Players in Post-Reformation England. Yale, 2002.
Lander, J. Religion, Print, and Literary Culture in Early Modern England. Cambridge , 2006.
MacCulloch, Diarmaid. The Later Reformation in England 1547-1603. Basingstoke, 2000.
_______. The Reformation: A History. Viking, 2003.
Maltby, Judith. Prayer Book and People in Elizabethan and Early Stuart England. Cambridge , 1998.
McCullough, Peter, Hugh Adlington, and Emma Rhatigan, eds. The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon. Oxford, 2011.
Marotti, A. F., Religious Ideology and Cultural Fantasy: Catholic and Anti-Catholic Discourses in Early Modern England. Notre Dame, 2005.
Marsh, Christopher. Music and Society in Early Modern England. Cambridge , 2010.
Muir, E. Ritual in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge, 1997.
Patterson, William Brown. King James VI and I and the reunion of Christendom. Cambridge, 1997.
Questier, M. C. Catholicism and Community in Early Modern England. Cambridge , 2006.
________., ed. Stuart Dynastic Policy and Religious Politics, 1621-1625. Cambridge, 2009.
Richards, J. Rhetoric and Courtliness in Early Modern Literature. Cambridge, 2003.
Shangan, E., ed. Catholics and the Protestant Nation: Religious Politics and Identity in Early Modern England. Manchester, 2005.
Shell, A. Catholicism, Controversy and the English Literary Imagination 1558-1660. Cambridge, 1999.
Shuger, Debora. Habits of Thought in the English Renaissance. California, 1990.
_____. Religion and Culture in Renaissance England . California, 1997.
_____. The Renaissance Bible: Scholarship, Sacrifice, and Subjectivity. California, 1998.
_____. Sacred Rhetoric: The Christian Grand Style in the English Renaissance. Princeton, 1988.
Stein, Arnold. The House of Death: Messages from the English Renaissance. Johns Hopkins, 1986.
Swift, Daniel, Shakespeare’s Common Prayers: The Book of Common Prayer and the Elizabethan Age. Oxford, 2013.
Twyning, John. London Dispossessed: Literature and Social Space in the Early Modern City. Macmillan, 1998.
Tyacke, Nicholas. Anti-Calvinists: The Rise of English Arminianism, 1590-1640. Oxford, 1987.
Wabuda, Susan. Preaching During the English Reformation. Cambridge, 2002.
Walsham, A. Church Papists: Catholicism, Conformity, and Confessional Polemic in Early Modern England. Boydell, 1999.

Cultural Background
Hiltner, Ken. “Renaissance Literature and Our Contemporary Attitude toward Global Warming,” Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment (2009) 16, 429-44.
Hunter, Michael. Printed Images in Early Modern Britain. London, 2010.
Roberts, Marion. Dugdale and Hollar: History Illustrated. Delaware, 2002.
Smith, Bruce, The Acoustic World of Early Modern England. Chicago, 1999.
Stern, Tiffany. Documents of Performance in Early Modern England. Cambridge, 2010.
_____. Shakespeare in Parts. Oxford , 2007.
_____. “The Theatre as Prop in Shakespeare’s Metadrama,” in Shakespeare’s Theatre and the Effects of Performance ed. FarahKarim-Cooper and Tiffany Stern. Methuen, 2012, 11-31.
____.(Re:)Historicizing Spontaneity: Original Practices, Stanislavski, and Characterisation’, Shakespeare’s Sense of Character: on the Page and from the
Stage, ed. Yu Jin Ko and Michael W. Shurgot. Ashgate, 2012.
____. “Taking Part”’: Actors and Audience on the Blackfriars Stage’, Inside Shakespeare:Essays on the Blackfriars Stage, ed. Paul Menzer. Susquehanna, 2006), 35-53.
____. Rehearsal from Shakespeare to Sheridan. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000
____. “Putting on Plays in Shakespeare’s Theatre,” The English Review, 10 (1999), 34-36,
____. “Hamlet and Performance in Early Modern London,” The English Review, 10 (1999), 2-5.
Tribble, Evelyn. Cognition in the Globe: Attention and Memory in Shakespeare’s Theatre. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
_______and Nicholas Keene. Cognitive Ecologies and the History of Remembering: Religion, Education and Memory in Early Modern England. Palgrave Macmillan 2011.
Vaught, Jennifer. Rhetorics of Bodily Disease and Health in Medieval and Early Modern England. Ashgate, 2010.

Conceptual Framework
Reed, Bruce. The Dynamics of Religion: Process and Movement in Christian
Churches. Longman, 1978.
Ricoeur, Paul. The Conflict of Interpretations. Northwestern, 1974.
__________. From Text to Action. Northwestern , 2007.
__________. Time and Narrative. Chicago , 1984.
Roach, Joseph, and Janelle Reinelt, eds. Critical Theory and Performance. Michigan, 1992.
Schechner, Richard. Performance Theory. Routledge, 1988.
Shepherd, Simon. Theatre, Body and Pleasure. Routledge, 2006.