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The Plain Man's Pathways to HeavenKinds of Christianity in Post-Reformation England, 1570–1640$
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Christopher Haigh

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199216505

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216505.001.0001

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Antilegon: Scoffing at the Sacred

Antilegon: Scoffing at the Sacred

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(p.165) 8 Antilegon: Scoffing at the Sacred
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CHRISTOPHER HAIGH

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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216505.003.0009

This chapter focuses on parishioners' mocking of the clergy. It shows that making fun of the ministry was easy — and a good laugh. Any of the functions of the clergy could be mocked, including their claims to authority, learning, rectitude, and status.

Keywords:   ministry, mocking, parishioners, clergy, authority, learning, rectitude, status

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