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II.38 - Sermon Writing

from Fifteenth Century

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 January 2024

Edited with Introduction and Notes by
Carolinne White
Affiliation:
University of Oxford
Catherine Conybeare
Affiliation:
Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania
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This section contains excerpts from two sermons, one from the thirteenth century by Thomas of Chobham who wrote a number of sermons, a work on preaching and a work on virtues and vices, and one anonymous sermon in macaronic form, from the fifteenth century, in which Latin and English are blended to create a syntactically homogeneous whole. The purpose of such macaronic sermons is unclear. The third item in this section is a short ghost-story, which appears in a commonplace book, and was possibly used in a sermon to make a point about the importance of the Mass for remission from time in Purgatory.

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  • Sermon Writing
  • Edited with Introduction and Notes by Carolinne White, University of Oxford
  • Preface by Catherine Conybeare, Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania
  • Book: The Cambridge Anthology of British Medieval Latin
  • Online publication: 11 January 2024
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316890738.040
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  • Sermon Writing
  • Edited with Introduction and Notes by Carolinne White, University of Oxford
  • Preface by Catherine Conybeare, Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania
  • Book: The Cambridge Anthology of British Medieval Latin
  • Online publication: 11 January 2024
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316890738.040
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  • Sermon Writing
  • Edited with Introduction and Notes by Carolinne White, University of Oxford
  • Preface by Catherine Conybeare, Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania
  • Book: The Cambridge Anthology of British Medieval Latin
  • Online publication: 11 January 2024
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316890738.040
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