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date: 07 December 2019

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In the eighteenth century, visitations by archdeacons and bishops were occasions of accountability for the clergy. At each visitation, a sermon was preached, and this article considers visitation sermons as a form of pulpit literature in its own right. Visitation sermons are remarkable testimony to the energy, dedication, and professionalism of bishops, archdeacons, and their clergy.

Keywords: visitation sermons, clergy, accountability, bishops, archdeacons, preachers

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