Latin Sermon Collections from Later Medieval England: Orthodox Preaching in the Age of Wyclif (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature 53)

Latin Sermon Collections from Later Medieval England: Orthodox Preaching in the Age of Wyclif (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature 53)

By: Siegfried Wenzel (author)Hardback

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Until the Reformation, almost all sermons were written down in Latin. This is the first scholarly study systematically to describe and analyse the collections of Latin sermons from the golden age of medieval preaching in England, the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Basing his studies on the extant manuscripts, Siegfried Wenzel analyses these sermons and the occasions when they were given. Larger issues of preaching in the later Middle Ages such as the pastoral concern about preaching, originality in sermon making, and the attitudes of orthodox preachers to Lollardy, receive detailed attention. The surviving sermons and their collections are listed for the first time in full inventories, which supplement the critical and contextual material Wenzel presents. This book is an important contribution to the study of medieval preaching, and will be essential for scholars of late medieval literature, history and religious thought.

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Siegfried Wenzel is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America and has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies and the Guggenheim Foundation.


Prolegomena; Part I. The Collections: 1. Overview; 2. John Sheppey (SH); 3. Richard FitzRalph (FI); 4. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Auct.F.inf.2 (F); 5. John Waldeby (WA); 6. Thomas Brinton (BR); 7. Philip Repingdon (RE); 8. John Felton (FE); 9. Mirk's Festial; 10. Robert Rypon (RY); 11. Cambridge, Pembroke College, MS 199 (P1); 12. Cambridge, Pembroke College, MS 257 (P2); 13. Cambridge, Gonville and Caius College, MS 356/583 (C); 14. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 649 (O); 15. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud misc. 706 (R); 16. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud misc. 200 (L); 17. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Lat. th. d. 1 (Q); 18. John Dygon (DY); 19. Oxford, Magdalen College, MS 96 (CO); 20. Oxford, Balliol College, MS 149 (S); 21. Henry Chambron; 22. Toulouse, Bibliotheque Municipale, MS 342 (D); 23. Cambridge, University Library, MS Kk.4.24 (B); 24. Cambridge, Jesus College, MS 13 (J); 25. Worcester Cathedral Library, MS.F.126 (X); 26. Worcester Cathedral Library, MS F.10 (W); 27. Hereford Cathedral Library, MS O.iii.5 (E); 28. Oxford, Trinity College, MS 42 (V); 29. Richard Alkerton; 30. Thomas Wimbledon, 'Redde rationem'; 31. Cambridge, University Library, MS Ii.3.8 (A); 32. Arras, Bibliotheque municipale, MS 184 (154) (Z); 33. London, St Paul's Cathedral Library, MS 8 (Y); 34. London, British Library, MS Harley 331 (H); 35. Manchester, John Rylands Library, MS Latin 367 (M); 36. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Barlow 24 (N); 37. Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 392 (K); 38. On the margins; Part II. Occasions of Preaching: 39. Introduction; 40. Preaching in the medieval church and in the parishes; 41. Bishops as preachers; 42. Monastic preaching; 43. The Friars; 44. University preaching; 45. Other occasions; Part III. Orthodox Preaching: 46. An English theology; 47. Preaching and the pastoral office; 48. The word of God and Pastoralia; 49. The preacher's voice; 50. Orthodox and heterodox; Final reflections; Inventories; Works cited; Index.

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  • publication date: 17/02/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780521841825
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 740
  • ID: 9780521841825
  • weight: 1265
  • ISBN10: 0521841828

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