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Sermon TitleA brief declaration of the universalitie of the Church of Christ
Extentff. 59r-62r
Composition Date -
Primary LanguageEnglish
Text TypeSermon
Sermon Type(s)
Associated Peopleauditor - Stuart, James Ipreacher - Ussher, James
Associated Sermons
Preachings1624-06-20 (old) - Wanstead - Occasion not identified;
Additional Material
Print Editions / WitnessesThe sermon was published as A briefe declaration of the universalitie of the Church of Christ, and the unitie of the catholicke faith professed therein: Delivered in a sermon before his Majestie the 20th of Iune, 1624. at Wanstead (1624), with a second impression in 1625, and a third in 1629. ‘The third impression, corrected and amended’ appeared in 1631 and can be found in The Workes of the Most Reverend Father in God, Iames Vssher, Archbishop of Armagh, and Primate of Ireland (1631), with its own frontispiece and separate pagination. This early collection of Ussher’s works was a composite of pieces produced on several presses. A fourth impression was published in 1687. The sermon can be found in The Whole Works of the Most Rev. James Ussher, D.D., Lord Archbishop of Armagh, and Primate of All Ireland, ed. by Charles R. Elrington and J. H. Todd, 17 vols (Dublin: Hodges and Smith, 1829-1864), WJU, 2:469–506. Fragmentary notes are included in CUL, MS Add. 69, ff. 130v–129v (reversed pagination). The account found in Balliol College, Oxford, MS 259, ff. 420r–439r appears to be copied from one of the printed editions of the 1620s.
Source of DataRichard Snoddy
Other Note
GEMMS record createdMay 14, 2018
GEMMS record last editedMarch 31, 2023