The Anglo-Saxon World: An Anthology - Study Guide Sermon, and Destiny Summary & Analysis

Kevin Crossley-Holland
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The "Sermon" section contains "The Sermon of the Wolf to the English," an inflammatory sermon by Bishop Wulfstan, warning the English people that they had better repent of their sinful ways, or times will get even worse. Wulfstan tells his congregation that they are all sinners, and that they have brought the current bad times upon themselves by their actions. Wulfstan lists some of the sinful activities which seem to be everywhere, such as betraying one's lord, betraying family members and selling them into slavery, lying, perjury, and deception. Other sins include buying sex slaves and abusing them, committing incest, paying off Vikings or acting like Vikings, despising the Church, and worst of all, acting like holiness and righteousness are stupid, so that people sin just to go along with the crowd. Wulfstan points out that even the pagans are more devout with...

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