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John Fisher and Cecilia A. Hatt

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780198270119

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198270119.001.0001

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A Sermon Preached on a Good Friday

A Sermon Preached on a Good Friday

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(p.289) 6. A Sermon Preached on a Good Friday
Source:
English Works of John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester
Author(s):
Cecilia A. Hatt
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198270119.003.0007

The introduction to this text describes the tradition of Good Friday preaching, and traces the development of several devotional topoi, notably the figure of Christ the lover‐knight and the relationship of the “book of the cross” image to the medieval Charters of Christ. It compares John Fisher's emphasis on the crucifix with remarks made in the Paraclesis of Erasmus.

Keywords:   book of the cross, Charters of Christ, Christ the lover‐knight, Erasmus, Good Friday preaching, Paraclesis

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