Book of Homilies

An Homily Against Excess of Apparel

An Homily Against Excess of Apparel Where ye have heretofore been excited and stirred to use temperance of meats and drinks, and to avoid the excess thereof, in many ways hurtful to the state of the commonwealth, and also odious before Almighty God, being the Author and Giver of such creatures, to comfort and stablish…

An Homily Against Gluttony and Drunkenness

An Homily Against Gluttony and Drunkenness Ye have heard in the former Sermon, well beloved, the description and the virtue of fasting, with the true use of the same. Now ye shall hear how foul a thing gluttony and drunkenness is before God, the rather to move you to use fasting the more diligently. Understand…

For Repairing and Keeping Clean the Church

An Homily for Repairing and Keeping Clean and Comely Adorning of Churches It is a common custom used of all men, when they intend to have their friends or neighbours to come to their houses to eat or drink with them, or to have any solemn assembly to treat and talk of any matter, they…

Against the Peril of Idolatry Part III

The Third Part of the Homily Against images and the Worshipping of Them Containing the confutation of the principal arguments which are used to be made for the maintenance of images: which part may serve to instruct the curates themselves, or good men of understanding Now ye have heard how plainly, how vehemently, and that…

Against the Peril of Idolatry Part II

The Second Part of the Homily Against the Peril of Idolatry You have heard, well beloved, in the first part of this Homily the doctrine of the word of God against idols and images, against idolatry and worshipping of images, taken out of the Scriptures of the Old Testament and the New, and confirmed by…

Against the Peril of Idolatry Part I

An Homily Against Peril of Idolatry and Superfluous Decking of churches The First Part In what points the true ornaments of the church or temple of God do consist and stand, hath been declared in the two last Homilies, intreating of the right use of the temple or house of God, and of the due…

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