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Author: Hyperius, Andreas, 1511-1564.
Title: The practise of preaching, otherwise called the Pathway to the pulpet conteyning an excellent method how to frame diuine sermons, & to interpret the holy Scriptures according to the capacitie of the vulgar people. First written in Latin by the learned pastor of Christes Church, D. Andreas Hyperius: and now lately (to the profit of the same Church) Englished by Iohn Ludham, vicar of Wethersfeld. 1577.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The practise of preaching, otherwise called the Pathway to the pulpet conteyning an excellent method how to frame diuine sermons, & to interpret the holy Scriptures according to the capacitie of the vulgar people. First written in Latin by the learned pastor of Christes Church, D. Andreas Hyperius: and now lately (to the profit of the same Church) Englished by Iohn Ludham, vicar of Wethersfeld. 1577.
Hyperius, Andreas, 1511-1564., Ludham, John, d. 1613., Orth, Wigand, 1537-1566.

Imprinted at London: By Thomas East, 1577.
Alternate titles: De formandis concionibus sacris. English Pathway to the pulpet
Notes:
A translation of: De formandis concionibus sacris.
"An oration, as touching the lyfe and death of the famous and worthy man D. Andrewe Hyperius, penned .. by Wygandus Orthius" has divisional title page on Ûp2Ûs 2A1r.
With two final leaves of verse.
A variant of the edition with title "The practis of preaching".
Colophon to part 1 dated 1577. Variant: colophon undated.
Identified as STC 11758 on reels 295 and 1306.
Reproductions of the originals in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery and the Union Theological Seminary Library (New York, N.Y.).
Appears at reels 295 and 1959 (Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery copy) and at reel 1306 (Union Theological Seminary Library copy).
Reel 295: "An oration" bound first; lacking quire A. Reel 1306: some print show-through; some pages stained.
Subject terms:
Preaching -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A68093.0001.001

Contents
title page
¶ To the right worshipfull Master Alexander Nowell Deane of the Cathedrall Church of Sainct Paule in Lon∣don: Continuance of health & all things pros∣perous in Christ Iesus.
An Oration as touchinge the lyfe and death of the famous and worthy man Andrew Hyperius, penned and pro∣nounced by Wygandus Orthius profe∣ssor of Diuinitie in the citie of Marpurge, the xxvii. of Februarij. 1564.
¶ Of framing of Diuine Ser∣mons, or popular interpretation of the Scriptures, the first Booke.
¶ What the common and popular order of interpreting the Scriptures is: and howe excellent a function they haue that teach the people in the Churche. Cap. I.
¶ With what thinges it behoueth hym to bee furnished, that taketh vpon hym the office of teachinge in the Churche. Cap. II.
¶ The ende of a Preacher what it is. Cap. III.
¶ That many thinges are common to the Preacher with the Orator, and of the office of the Preacher, cap. IIII.
¶ What matter the Preacher shall choose to handle and entreate off. Cap. V.
¶ Some thinges touchinge the formes of sacred Sermons. Cap. VI.
¶ How many kindes of diuine Ser∣mons there bee: howe manyfolde the state is: and of two sortes of theames. Cap. VII.
¶ That Sermons of euerye kinde ought to be deuided into certian parts, and how many those are: then of readinge of the sacred Scripture. Cap. viii.
¶ Of Inuocation. Cap. ix.
¶ Of Exordium. Cap. x.
Of Diuision or Proposition. Cap. XI.
¶ Of Confirmation. Cap. XII.
¶ Of Confutation. Cap. XIII.
¶ Of Conclusion. Cap. XIII.
¶ Of Amplification, Cap. XV.
Of mouinge of affections. Cap. XVI.
¶ Of framing of Diuine Ser∣mons or popular interpretation of the Scrip∣tures, the Seconde Booke.
¶ How and by what meanes a man maye perceyue vn∣to what kynde of Sermon, euery sacred Sermon ought to bee referred. Cap. I.
¶ That there ought in euery kinde of Ser∣mon, certayne thinges to be obserued as proper to the same kinde: and fyrste, how that may bee accomplished in the kinde didascalick or doctrinall. cap. II.
¶ Whensoeuer any parte of the holy Scripture is to be expounded in the Kinde didascalik, that many and diuerse common places may be no∣ted therein, out of which it shall bee conuenient ot chose and de∣clare some more exactely and at large. Cap. III.
That al the whole reding of holy Scrip∣ture, which is offered to bee decla∣red, is somtimes aptely distributed into two or three chapters only or parts, or principal common places. Cap. IIII.
That somtimes the whole sacred rea∣dinge is with all the partes thereof to bee directed to the explication of one common place. Cap. V.
That somtime the whole reading of the sacred Scripture is briefely runne ouer, to the intente some one common place may afterwarde more at large be declared. Cap. VI.
Howe and after what sorte one place of Scripture, or some certaine sentence ought conueniently to be handeled. Cap. VII.
¶ A simple Theame how it ought to be discussed in the kinde Didasca∣lick. Cap. VIII.
¶ What the way and maner is to de∣clare a theame compound in the kinde didascalick. Cap. IX.
¶ With what great care and industry it is to be prouyded, that those things which are alleadged in the sermon out of the fountaines of the scriptures or from any other place, may skilfully & accordingely be applied to the matters present. cap. x.
¶ Of the kinde Redargutiue, or Reprehensiue. Cap. XI.
¶ Of the kinde Institutiue or Instructiue. Cap. XII.
Of the kinde Correctiue. Cap. XIII.
Of the kinde Consolatory; or Comfortatiue. Cap. XIIII.
Of the mixt kinde of Sermons. Cap. XV.
¶ That three thinges, are alwaies to be regarded of the Preacher: the profit of the hearers, comelynes in gesture and pronounciation, and the studye of concord. Cap. XVI.
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