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The Medieval Church : Reading & Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church - Hughes Oliphant Old

The Medieval Church

Reading & Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church

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The third volume in Hughes Oliphant Old's multivolume history of the reading and preaching of Scripture focuses on the Middles Ages. Surveying the development of preaching over the span of a thousand years, Old explores the preachers of sixth-century Byzantium, the church's mission to the barbarians, the preaching of the gospel during Charlemagne's Holy Roman Empire, the era of the great monastic orders, and the prophetic preachers of Renaissance Italy. Giving special attention to preaching greats like Bernard of Clairvaux and Bonaventure, Old also provides extensive analyses of several sermons from the period in order to show how the church presented the gospel in this little-known era.

Introductionp. xiii
Byzantine Preachingp. 1
Romanos the Melode (fl. ca. 540)p. 7
The Age of Justinianp. 8
The Conventionalizing of Preachingp. 10
Sermons for Easterp. 11
The Kontakion as Homiletical Poetryp. 16
John of Damascus (ca. 645-ca. 750)p. 20
The Confrontation with Islamp. 20
The Neoplatonizing of Christian Worshipp. 30
Andrew of Crete (660-740)p. 31
Theodore of Studion (759-826)p. 33
Photius (810-95)p. 35
A Prophetic Preacherp. 38
Photius as Exegetep. 42
A Master of the Art of Oratoryp. 45
A Theology of the Holy Spirit and a Theology of Worshipp. 46
Theophylactus of Ochrid (ca. 1050-ca. 1108)p. 52
Symeon the New Theologian (949-1022)p. 53
A Pietist Approach to the Ministry of the Wordp. 55
The Vision of God as Worshipp. 58
The Byzantine Lectionaryp. 67
The Mission to the Barbariansp. 73
The Mission in Gaulp. 74
Caesarius of Arles (ca. 470-542)p. 74
The Gallican Lectionaryp. 81
The Mission in Spainp. 95
Martin of Braga (ca. 520-80)p. 96
Isidore of Seville (ca. 560-636) and the Mozarabic Lectionaryp. 99
The Mission of the Celtic Churchp. 109
Patrickp. 110
Columba (ca. 521-97)p. 111
Columbanus (ca. 543-615)p. 114
The Anglo-Saxon Missionp. 118
The Venerable Bede (673-735)p. 120
The Mission in Germanyp. 126
Boniface (680-754)p. 127
Pirmin (ca. 700-753)p. 137
The Shaping of the Roman Lectionaryp. 143
Leo the Great and the First Movements toward the Lectionaryp. 144
The "Gelasian" Lectionariesp. 153
The Gregorian Lectionariesp. 169
The Benedictinesp. 185
Charlemagne (ca. 742-814)p. 188
Alcuin (ca. 735-804) and the Lectionaryp. 191
Paul the Deacon (ca. 720-ca. 800) and the Homiliaryp. 198
Rabanus Maurus of Mainz (ca. 780-ca. 856)p. 200
Haimo of Auxerre (ca. 790-ca. 855)p. 216
Abbo of Saint-Germain-des-Pres (ca. 870-ca. 940)p. 218
Peter Damian (1007-72)p. 226
Prophet of Asceticismp. 228
Sermons for Saints' Daysp. 229
The Witness of the Martyrsp. 235
Julian of Vezelay (ca. 1080-ca. 1160)p. 237
Conclusion -- Why It All Went to Seedp. 249
The Cisterciansp. 253
Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1151)p. 256
Preaching the Crusadesp. 256
Bernard's Festal Preachingp. 258
Sermons on Psalm 91p. 269
Sermons on the Song of Solomonp. 271
Bernard as Expositorp. 275
Guerric of Ignyp. 284
Aelred of Rievaulx (1109-67)p. 287
Conclusion -- The Rebirth of Preachingp. 289
The Schoolsp. 293
Peter Abelard (1079-1142)p. 299
Richard of Saint Victor (ca. 1100-1173)p. 306
The Heavenly Concerns of the Gospelp. 307
Thematic Preachingp. 308
The Spiritual Sensep. 314
The Priest as Preacherp. 319
Maurice of Sully (ca. 1120-96)p. 322
Alan of Lille (d. 1202)p. 329
Jacques de Vitry (ca. 1170-1240)p. 334
Conclusionp. 338
Franciscan Preachingp. 341
Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)p. 342
Anthony of Padua (1195-1231)p. 348
The Revival in Paduap. 350
The Easter Gospelp. 352
Bonaventure (ca. 1217-74)p. 356
Festal Sermonsp. 358
Sermons for Saints' Daysp. 362
Sermons on the Gospel of Johnp. 363
Sermons on the Six Days of Creationp. 365
Berthold of Regensburg (ca. 1220-72)p. 380
The Dominicansp. 387
Dominic (ca. 1171-1221)p. 388
Guillaume de Peyraut (ca. 1190-1271)p. 392
The Summa of Moral Theologyp. 393
Preaching as Moral Catechismp. 394
Humbert of Romans (1200-1277)p. 398
On the Formation of Preachersp. 399
The Growing Importance of the Occasional Sermonp. 403
Thomas Aquinas (ca. 1225-74)p. 408
Sermons on the Creedp. 410
Sermon Illustrationsp. 432
Authorities and Authorityp. 435
Jacopo da Varagine (ca. 1230-98)p. 437
Conclusionp. 439
The German Mysticsp. 441
Meister Eckhart (ca. 1260-1327)p. 443
Mysticism and Scripturep. 444
The Tropological Sense of Scripturep. 447
Mysticism and the Ministry of the Wordp. 449
John Tauler (ca. 1300-1361)p. 452
The Czech Reformp. 459
Jan Milic (ca. 1325-74)p. 461
Matej z Janova (ca. 1355-93)p. 466
Jan Hus (ca. 1372-1415)p. 468
The Prophetic Tradition in the Late Middle Agesp. 471
The Postils of Husp. 473
The Hermeneutic of Husp. 482
Jan Zelivsky (ca. 1390-1422)p. 486
The Preaching of Nominalist Pietismp. 491
Jean Gerson (1363-1429)p. 492
Sermons at the Council of Constancep. 494
Sermons on the Seven Deadly Sinsp. 498
Good Friday Sermon for 1403p. 503
Thomas a Kempis (1380-1471)p. 504
Devotio Modernap. 506
Monasticism for Everyonep. 518
Nicholas of Cusa (1401-64)p. 526
Johann Geiler von Kaysersberg (1445-1510)p. 530
The Ship of Foolsp. 532
The Advent Sermons for 1495p. 533
The Strasbourg Plenariump. 538
Reform before the Reformationp. 539
Preaching in Italy at the Birth of the Renaissancep. 545
Bernardino da Siena (1380-1444)p. 547
The Florentine Revival of 1424p. 547
The Sienese Revival of 1425p. 549
The Padua Revival of 1443p. 563
Giovanni da Capestrano (1386-1456)p. 565
Roberto Caracciolo (1425-95)p. 566
Girolamo Savonarola (1452-98)p. 567
The Prophetic Spiritp. 569
Prophet of the Christian Republic of Florencep. 573
The Preaching of the Canonical Prophets in Renaissance Italyp. 576
Preaching and Martyrdomp. 601
Bibliographyp. 605
Indexp. 630
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ISBN: 9780802846198
ISBN-10: 080284619X
Series: Reading & Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church : Book 3
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 668
Published: July 1999
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.88