Episcopado e pregação no Portugal moderno : formas e actuação e de vigilância


  • José Pedro Paiva


This article focuses on a topic to which historiography, national and international, has not been paying too much attention: the relation between bishops and preaching. Despite the lack of documental sources available, we will try to, through the multiple signs at disposal, cast some light on how Portuguese bishops, during Modern Era, regulated and watched over the activity of thousands of preachers that used the sermon to spread God’s word. Furthermore, we will try to check on the performance of some bishops as preachers, setting the profile of that intervention.