Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Models of Holiness in Medieval Sermons: Proceedings of the International Symposium

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Models of Holiness in Medieval Sermons: Proceedings of the International Symposium

Article excerpt

Models of Holiness in Medieval Sermons: Proceedings of the International Symposium (Kalamazoo, 4-7 May 1995, ed. Beverly Mayne Kienzle, with Edith Wilks Dolnikowski, Rosemary Drage Hale, Darleen Pryds, and Anne T. Thayer, Federation Internationale des Institute d'Etudes Medievales, Textes et etudes du moyen age 5 (Louvain-la-Neuve: Brepols, 1996). xx + 402 pp. ISBN 021500502-3. Eur. 44.00. Holiness, defined as 'a state of moral and spiritual perfection in the service of God', an ideal which could be variously translated into practical behaviour, provides a generous umbrella to shelter a wide variety of preaching from many times, places, and cultures, Jewish as well as Christian. 'Medieval' sermons discussed range from the ninth century to c.1500. There are twenty-one conference papers, and a concluding summary of the discussion at the conference, together with an introduction by the general editor, Beverly Mayne Kienzle, who does an efficient job summarizing the themes and content of such diverse contributions. The contributors are members of the International Medieval Sermon Studies Society, and are, for the most part, familiar to subscribers to this Society's newsletter, in which abstracts of the papers presented here can also be found (Medieval Sermon Studies, 36 (autumn 1995)): P. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.