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The Art of Preaching
by Siegfried Wenzel
Catholic University of America Press, 2013
Cloth: 978-0-8132-2137-3 | eISBN: 978-0-8132-2138-0
Library of Congress Classification BV4222.W46 2013
Dewey Decimal Classification 251

Based on his wide-ranging knowledge of late-medieval Latin sermons from England as well as his editorial experience with medieval Latin texts, Siegfried Wenzel offers critical editions of five instruction manuals on the "art of preaching" dating from 1230 to the fifteenth century. Four of the texts are edited and translated for the first time; the fifth is re-edited from all extant manuscripts. Each of the five sermons is accompanied by a facing-page translation into English. The book aims to stimulate interest and new research in a field that still awaits closer analysis of the relationships among existing treatises and of their historical development.

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