The Election Sermon

“There’s a noble tradition in the ministry, going back to the 17th Century.

One or two Sundays before an election, almost every preacher in the land devoted his sermon to the body politic.

It’s a great literary genre.  Often, the brimstone was so hot that an Election Day sermon was the one sermon a minister might be remembered by.

There was a reason for that.  No words were minced.

Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/progressiverevival/2008/10/the-election-sermon.html#w71w0uJ6qYzZmFxX.99

SEE:

Election Day sermons’ were common practice in 18th-century New England

 

A Check List of New England Election Sermons

 

Ellis Sandoz, Political Sermons of the American Founding Era. Vol. 1 (1730-1788)

 

Ellis Sandoz, Political Sermons of the American Founding Era. Vol. 2 (1789-1805)