Sermon Notebooks Online

Welcome to Sermon Notebooks Online, where you can browse a GALLERY of images of sermon notebooks, read a TRANSCRIPTION of a set of sermon notes, view FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS sermon notetaking, find RESOURCES for further study, or GET INVOLVED with creating and perfecting new transcriptions.

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Jeremiah's Scribes: Creating Sermon Literature in Puritan New England (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013)



This project has developed out of my work with the notes taken by auditors in seventeenth-century meeting houses in Puritan New England. After finishing my book on sermon notebooks and sermon literature, I decided to see if I couldn’t make these idiosyncratic manuscript sources more available for students and researchers.