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Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church, Volume 3: The Medieval Church (Hughes Oliphant Old) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans (Print on Demand), 1999) 9780802846198
Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church, Volume 3: The Medieval Church (Hughes Oliphant Old) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans (Print on Demand), 1999) 9780802846198
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Title: Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church, Volume 3: The Medieval Church

Author: Old, Hughes Oliphant

Publisher: Wm B Eerdmans (Print on Demand); Publication Date: 1999

Paperback; ISBN: 9780802846198

Volumes: 1; Pages: 664

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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.



CHAPTER I: Byzantine Preaching

I. Romanos the Melode (fl. ca. 540)

A. The Age of Justinian

B. The Conventionalizing of Preaching

C. Sermons for Easter

D. The Kontakion as Homiletical Poetry

II. John of Damascus (ca. 645-ca. 750)

A. The Confrontation with Islam

B. The Neoplatonizing of Christian Worship

III. Andrew of Crete (660-740)

IV. Theodore of Studion (759-826)

V. Photius (810-95)

A. A Prophetic Preacher

B. Photius as Exegete

C. A Master of the Art of Oratory

D. A Theology of the Holy Spirit and a Theology of Worship

VI. Theophylactus of Ochrid (ca. 1050-ca. 1108)

VII. Symeon the New Theologian (949-1022)

A. A Pietist Approach to the Ministry of the Word

B. The Vision of God as Worship

VIII. The Byzantine Lectionary

CHAPTER II: The Mission to the Barbarians

I. The Mission in Gaul

A. Caesarius of Arles (ca. 470-542)

B. The Gallican Lectionary

II. The Mission in Spain

A. Martin of Braga (ca. 520-80)

B. Isidore of Seville (ca. 560-636) and the Mozarabic Lectionary

III. The Mission of the Celtic Church

A. Patrick

B. Columba (ca. 521-97)

C. Columbanus (ca. 543-615)

IV. The Anglo-Saxon Mission

A. The Venerable Bede (673-735)

V. The Mission in Germany

A. Boniface (680-754)

B. Pirmin (ca. 700-753)

CHAPTER III: The Shaping of the Roman Lectionary

I. Leo the Great and the First Movements toward the Lectionary

II. The "Gelasian" Lectionaries

III. The Gregorian Lectionaries

CHAPTER IV: The Benedictines

I. Charlemagne (ca. 742-814)

A. Alcuin (ca. 735-804) and the Lectionary

B. Paul the Deacon (ca. 720-ca. 800) and the Homiliary

II. Rabanus Maurus of Mainz (ca. 780-ca. 856)

III. Haimo of Auxerre (ca. 790-ca. 855)

IV. Abbo of Saint-Germain-des-Pr s (ca. 870-ca. 940)

V. Peter Damian (1007-72)

A. Prophet of Asceticism

B. Sermons for Saints' Days

C. The Witness of the Martyrs

VI. Julian of V zelay (ca. 1080-ca. 1160)

VII. Conclusion--Why It All Went to Seed

CHAPTER V: The Cistercians

I. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1151)

A. Preaching the Crusades

B. Bernard's Festal Preaching

C. Sermons on Psalm 91

D. Sermons on the Song of Solomon

E. Bernard as Expositor

II. Guerric of Igny

III. Aelred of Rievaulx (1109-67)

IV. Conclusion--The Rebirth of Preaching

CHAPTER VI: The Schools

I. Peter Abelard (1079-1142)

II. Richard of Saint Victor (ca. 1100-1173)

A. The Heavenly Concerns of the Gospel

B. Thematic Preaching

C. The Spiritual Sense

D. The Priest as Preacher

III. Maurice of Sully (ca. 1120-96)

IV. Alan of Lille (d. 1202)

V. Jacques de Vitry (ca. 1170-1240)

VI. Conclusion

CHAPTER VII: Franciscan Preaching

I. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)

II. Anthony of Padua (1195-1231)

A. The Revival in Padua

B. The Easter Gospel

III. Bonaventure (ca. 1217-74)

A. Festal Sermons

B. Sermons for Saints' Days

C. Sermons on the Gospel of John

D. Sermons on the Six Days of Creation

IV. Berthold of Regensburg (ca. 1220-72)

CHAPTER VIII: The Dominicans

I. Dominic (ca. 1171-1221)

II. Guillaume de Peyraut (ca. 1190-1271)

A. The Summa of Moral Theology

B. Preaching as Moral Catechism

III. Humbert of Romans (1200-1277)

A. On the Formation of Preachers

B. The Growing Importance of the Occasional Sermon

IV. Thomas Aquinas (ca. 1225-74)

A. Sermons on the Creed

B. Sermon Illustrations

C. Authorities and Authority

V. Jacopo da Varagine (ca. 1230-98)

VI. Conclusion

CHAPTER IX: The German Mystics

I. Meister Eckhart (ca. 1260-1327)

A. Mysticism and Scripture

B. The Tropological Sense of Scripture

C. Mysticism and the Ministry of the Word

II. John Tauler (ca. 1300-1361)

CHAPTER X: The Czech Reform

I. Jan Milic (ca. 1325-74)

II. Matej z Janova (ca. 1355-93)

III. Jan Hus (ca. 1372-1415)

A. The Prophetic Tradition in the Late Middle Ages

B. The Postils of Hus

C. The Hermeneutic of Hus

IV. Jan Zelivsky (ca. 1390-1422)

CHAPTER XI: The Preaching of Nominalist Pietism

I. Jean Gerson (1363-1429)

A. Sermons at the Council of Constance

B. Sermons on the Seven Deadly Sins

C. Good Friday Sermon for 1403

II. Thomas Kempis (1380-1471)

A. Devotio Moderna

B. Monasticism for Everyone

III. Nicholas of Cusa (1401-64)

IV. Johann Geiler von Kaysersberg (1445-1510)

A. The Ship of Fools

B. The Advent Sermons for 1495

C. The Strasbourg Plenarium

D. Reform before the Reformation

CHAPTER XI: Preaching in Italy at the Birth of the Renaissance

I. Bernardino da Siena (1380-1444)

A. The Florentine Revival of 1424

B. The Sienese Revival of 1425

C. The Padua Revival of 1443

II. Giovanni da Capestrano (1386-1456)

III. Roberto Caracciolo (1425-95)

IV. Girolamo Savonarola (1452-98)

A. The Prophetic Spirit

B. Prophet of the Christian Republic of Florence

C. The Preaching of the Canonical Prophets in Renaissance Italy

D. Preaching and Martyrdom



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