Number of sermons read: 15 (moving right along...)
Date range: 1828-1878
Authors of interest: Croly again; otherwise, minor figures, although there was an ex-Catholic priest in there to spice things up a bit. As usual, just about everyone was CofE, aside from one Congregationalist and one Methodist.
Running themes: the Bible contains all things necessary for salvation; Catholicism caters to man's sinful, fallen nature (again); the Reformation (I was reading several sermons on the subject); the "false charity" of not evangelizing Catholics; the role of Providence in the Reformation.
Points of interest: Thirty-eight sermons in, the keywords are popping out ("thraldom" is a favorite, as is "purification"). Strictly speaking, the arguments on offer are no different from those I've read in other nineteenth-century anti-Catholic texts; what's of interest is who is saying what, and when. The article calls, in part, for classifications--the standard objections to Roman Catholicism, the differences in approach among different CofE factions, the positions taken by Dissenters (who were friendlier to Catholic civil rights, if not to Catholicism per se, than their Established brethren), and so forth.