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The Books of homilies

Personal introduction

Introduction to Book I.
I. A Fruitful exhortation to the reading of Holy Scripture.
II. Of the misery of all mankind.
III. Of the salvation of all mankind.
IV. Of the true and lively faith.
V. Of good works.
VI. Of Christian love and charity.
VII. Against swearing and perjury.
VIII. Of the declining from GOD.
IX. An exhortation against the fear of death.
X. An exhortation to obedience.
XI. Against fornication and adultery.
XII. Against strife and contention.

The Second Book of homilies

Introduction to Book II.
I. OF the right use of the Church.
II. Against peril of Idolatry.
III. For repairing and keeping clean the Church.
IV. Of good works. And first of Fasting.
V. Against gluttony and drunkenness.
VI. Against excess of apparel.
VII. An homilies of Prayer.
VIII. Of the place and time of Prayer.
IX. Of Common Prayer and Sacraments.
X. An information of them which take offence at certain places of holy Scripture.
XI. Of alms deeds.
XII. Of the Nativity.
XIII. Of the Passion for Good Friday.
XIV. Of the Resurrection for Easter day.
XV. Of the worthy receiving of the Sacrament.
XVI. An homilies concerning the coming down of the holy Ghost, for Whitsunday.
XVII. An homilies for Rogation wek.
XVIII. Of the state of Matrimony.
XIX. Against Idleness.
XX. Of Repentance and true Reconciliation unto God.
XXI. An homilies against disobedience and wilful rebellion.