Monday, September 06, 2010

Seminars in Early Modern Preaching: King David

6 November 2010
Old Whiteknights House, University of Reading

11.00-11.30 Registration and Welcome

11.30-13.00 Panel 1: Sixteenth Century

Chair: Dr Mary Morrissey (University of Reading)

‘with one worde spekynge his herte was chaunged’: John Fisher on the penitence of King David and King Henry VII
Dr Cecilia Hatt (University of Oxford)

George Peele's The Love of King David and Fair Bethsabe (written ca. 1588, printed 1599)

Dr Lyndsay Croft (University of Loughborough)

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 Panel 2: The 1620s

Chair: Dr Hugh Adlington (University of Birmingham)

King David as a model for Penitence: Hildersham on Psalm 51 and Psalm 35
Dr Lesley Rowe (University of Warwick)

King David in John Donne’s Psalm 32 sermon series
Dr Mary Ann Lund (University of Leicester)

15.30-16.00 Tea/Coffee

16.00-17.30 Panel 3: Civil War and Restoration
Chair: Mary Anne Lund (University of Leicester)

King David and the Restoration 1660-1685
Dr David Appleby (University of Nottingham)

‘Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king’s son’: William
Laud’s Accession Day sermon, 1631.
Professor Alan Cromartie (University of Reading)

17.30 Closing Remarks

A registration fee of £10 includes colloquium fee, morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon tea. Please book by Friday 29 October. For details of registration, travel and further information, please email Dr Mary Morrissey ( or Dr Hugh Adlington (


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