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THEO 6688 From Precept to Preacher to Pew: The Theological Development of the Medieval Popular Sermon (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

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

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13