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Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature : Latin Sermon Collections from Later Medieval England: Orthodox Preaching in the Age of Wyclif Series Number 53 - Siegfried Wenzel

Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature

Latin Sermon Collections from Later Medieval England: Orthodox Preaching in the Age of Wyclif Series Number 53

Hardcover Published: 2nd November 2016
ISBN: 9780521841825
Number Of Pages: 740

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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.

'Wenzel has taken a great stride forward. We are all in his debt and applaud his industry.' The Journal of Religion
"This impressive study is the culmination of more than forty years of Siegfried Wenzel's scholarly investigation of sermon manuscripts and, more generally, preaching in late medieval England." -Patrick J. Horner, F.S.C., Manhattan College
"Wenzel's detailed description of the sermon collections is an invaluable road map, which will enable scholars and students of medieval sermon literature and preaching to explore a myriad of topics." -Carolyn Muessig, University of Bristol, Journal of Medieval Studies

The Collections
John Sheppey (SH)
Richard FitzRalph (FI)
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Auct.F.inf.2 (F)
John Waldeby (WA)
Thomas Brinton (BR)
Philip Repingdon (RE)
John Felton (FE)
Mirk's Festial
Robert Rypon (RY)
Cambridge, Pembroke College, MS 199 (P1)
Cambridge, Pembroke College, MS 257 (P2)
Cambridge, Gonville and Caius College, MS 356/583 (C)
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 649 (O)
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud misc. 706 (R)
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud misc. 200 (L)
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Lat. th. d. 1 (Q)
John Dygon (DY)
Oxford, Magdalen College, MS 96 (CO)
Oxford, Balliol College, MS 149 (S)
Henry Chambron
Toulouse, Bibliothque Municipale, MS 342 (D)
Cambridge, University Library, MS Kk.4.24 (B)
Cambridge, Jesus College, MS 13 (J)
Worcester Cathedral Library, MS.F.126 (X)
Worcester Cathedral Library, MS F.10 (W)
Hereford Cathedral Library, MS O.iii.5 (E)
Oxford, Trinity College, MS 42 (V)
Richard Alkerton
Thomas Wimbledon, 'Redde rationem'
Cambridge, University Library, MS Ii.3.8 (A)
Arras, Bibliothque municipale, MS 184 (154) (Z)
London, St Paul's Cathedral Library, MS 8 (Y)
London, British Library, MS Harley 331 (H)
Manchester, John Rylands Library, MS Latin 367 (M)
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Barlow 24 (N)
Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 392 (K)
On the margins
Occasions of Preaching
Preaching in the medieval church and in the parishes
Bishops as preachers
Monastic preaching
The Friars
University preaching
Other occasions
Orthodox Preaching
An English theology
Preaching and the pastoral office
The word of God and Pastoralia
The preacher's voice
Orthodox and heterodox
Final reflections
Works cited
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521841825
ISBN-10: 0521841828
Series: Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 740
Published: 2nd November 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 4.4
Weight (kg): 1.25