Regardless of their huge quantity and their capability importance for our knowing of the genesis of Christian notion and perform, early medieval sermons were conspicuously missed via smooth scholarship. Taking their lead from fresh experiences that reworked our realizing of the post-Roman international, many of the participants to this number of essays discover a variety of issues with regards to the composition, transmission, and dissemination of sermons and homiliaries within the early medieval West. a few papers specialize in person sermons in an try to establish their authors and goals; others learn the manuscript facts for the compilation and transmission of composite homiliaries; and some query our suggestion of early medieval sermons as a weird style that advantages specified recognition. via bringing early medieval sermons into the centre of debate this quantity, that is the 1st ebook devoted to early medieval sermons and homiliaries, makes an immense contribution to our realizing of the spiritual tradition of the early medieval West. This multi-lingual number of papers examines a plethora of texts which, some time past, have been driven to the margins of old study, and gives a clean examine those works of their personal cultural, non secular, and social context.
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