Preaching in the Patristic Era. Sermons, Preachers, Audiences in the Latin West offers a state of the art of the study of the sermons of Latin Patristic authors. Parts I and II of the volume cover general topics, from the transmission of early Christian Latin sermons to iconography, from rhetoric to reflections on the impact of Latin preaching. Part III offers fourteen chapters devoted to Latin preachers such as Augustine, Gregory the Great, Maximus of Turin, and to collections of sermons, such as Arian sermons, preaching in 4th-century Spain, or sermons translated from Greek. By outlining the relevant sources, methodologies, and issues, this volume provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of Latin patristic preaching.
Contributors are Pauline Allen, Lisa Bailey, Andrea Bizzozzero, Shari Boodts, Andrew Cain, Nicolas De Maeyer, François Dolbeau, Jutta Dresken-Weiland, Geoffrey Dunn, Anthony Dupont, Camille Gerzaguet, Bruno Judic, Rémi Gounelle, Johan Leemans, Wendy Mayer, Robert McEachnie, Bronwen Neil, Gert Partoens, Adam Ployd, Eric Rebillard, Maureen Tilley, Sever Voicu, Clemens Weidmann and Liuwe Westra.
Anthony Dupont is Research Professor of Christian Antiquity at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, KU Leuven. He has published extensively about divine grace and human freedom in the writings of Saint Augustine, in particular in his sermones ad populum. His current focus is on the development of the doctrine of sin and grace in North African theology.
Shari Boodts is Postdoctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders, working in the Department of Latin Literature at KU Leuven. She has published a critical edition of Augustine’s Sermones ad Populum 157-183. Her current research focuses on the medieval reception of the Church Fathers.
Gert Partoens is Professor of Latin Literature at the Arts Faculty of KU Leuven. He has published critical editions of several of Augustine’s Sermones ad populum as well as a series of studies dedicated to their complex manuscript transmission. He has also written various articles on the reception of Augustine’s works during the Middle Ages and Early Modern times.
Johan Leemans is Professor of Christianity in Late Antiquity at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, KU Leuven. His main research topics include the Cappadocian Fathers, sermons, martyrdom, historical theology.
Table of contents
Notes on Contributors General Introduction
Religious Literacy and the Role of Sermons in Late-Antique Christianity Johan Leemans
Preaching and Listening in Latin?: Start Here Wendy Mayer
Part 1: Text and Context
La Transmission de la Prédication Antique de Langue Latine François Dolbeau 3
Visual Art and Iconography Jutta Dresken-Weiland
Part 2: Delivering, Listening to and Reading Sermons
Sermons, Audience, Preacher Eric Rebillard 5
Rhetoric in the Patristic Sermons of Late Antiquity Geoffrey Dunn 6
Impact, Influence, and Identity in Latin Preaching the Cases of Maximus of Turin and Peter Chrysologus of Ravenna Pauline Allen
Part 3: Latin Patristic Preachers
Ambrosius Mediolanensis Camille Gerzaguet 8
The Arian Sermons (Pseudo-Maximinus) Rémi Gounelle 9
Augustine of Hippo Shari Boodts, Anthony Dupont 10
Preaching in Sixth-Century Arles. The Sermons of Bishop Caesarius Nicolas De Maeyer and Gert Partoens 11
Preaching According to Gregory the Great Bruno Judic 12
Preaching in Fifth-Century Gaul Valerian of Cimiez and the Eusebius Gallicanus Collection Lisa Bailey 13
Jerome Andrew Cain 14
Latin Translations of Greek Homilies Sever J. Voicu 15
Leo Magnus Bronwen Neil 16
Maximus of Turin. Two Preachers of the 5th Century Clemens Weidmann 17
Donatist Sermons Maureen Tilley 18
Peter Chrysologus Andrea Bizzozero 19
Christian Preaching in 4th-Century Spain Liuwe Westra 20
Zeno, Chromatius and Gaudentius Italian Preachers Amid Transition Robert McEachnie
Attending to the Word: A Concluding Look at Latin Patristic Preaching and a Vision for the Way Forward Adam Ployd
All interested in Latin patristic preaching and preachers, especially researchers and students looking for a gateway into the field.