THEO 6688 From Precept to Preacher to Pew: The Theological Development of the Medieval Popular Sermon (Spring: 3 )
After a brief discussion of the Penitentials (8th-11th centuries), this course examines the impulses toward, sources for, techniques used, and effects achieved by the later medieval popular sermon. Focus topics: the Third and Fourth Lateran Councils, the Manuals of Instruction, the Artes praedicandi, the theological content of the sermons themselves; additional commentary on the response of the laity to the preacher's message.
Instructor(s): Margaret Jennings
Last Updated: 24-Jun-17