Book Series Studies and Texts , vol. 222

Beyond the Sermo modernus

Sermon Form in Early Fifteenth-Century England

Siegfried Wenzel

  • Pages: x + 282 p.
  • Size:124 x 228 mm
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2021

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  • ISBN: 978-0-88844-222-2
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Summary

In England, as well as on the continent, the early fifteenth century saw a slackening of rigorous academic work in theology and at the same time a stronger interest in biblical and devotional approaches and practices. This book addresses the question of whether, and if so in what way, such a change may also have occurred in preaching by investigating the form in which sermons were constructed, to determine whether a new development or innovation replaced the scholastic sermon, or sermo modernus, in use from the later thirteenth century on. The volume concludes with editions of sermons drawn from major works created in England between the final years of the fourteenth and the middle of the fifteenth century.