GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
TitleTheological tracts
ShelfmarkMS. Rawl. D. 1302
Creation Dateca. 1635 - 1750
RepositoryBodleian Library
Contents NoteTheological tracts including various sermons and sermon fragments, two dated in the 1630s and the rest undated. Also includes a set of 75 "seasonable queries" against the Book of Common Prayer and prelacy, written shortly after the Great Fire of London by "a true orthodox protestant of the Church of England" (f. 39); a defence of Samuel Clarke's conception of the Trinity, written by Dr. Daniel Waterland (f. 50); a letter to Bernard Mandeville criticizing his religious ideas, published in 1720 (f. 152); arguments defending the authority of the Roman Catholic Church (f. 237); a translation of a French text entitled "A short and easy method of prayer", translated by "Madame de la Motte Guyon" (Jeanne Guyon) (f. 263); and a paraphrase of the Lord's Prayer (f. 300).
Material FeaturesPaper, 306 leaves, octavo. Most of the sermons (ff. 166r-236r) and other documents are written in the same small, clear hand.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Rawlinson, Richard
ProvenanceBound c. 1862.
Source of DataJeanne Shami, Bodleian Library Rawlinson Catalogue
Other NoteThe cataloguer notes that portions of other sermons in this collection are to be found in Rawlinson E. 153, which is entirely in the same small, clear hand as many of the documents in this volume. Several of the sermons in that volume were preached in Gorinchem, Holland. The Summary Catalogue (vol. 3) dates those sermons c. 1712.
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