IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1223: Latin Sermons between Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, I

Wednesday 15 July 2009, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Kirchenväterkommission, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Organiser:Kurt Smolak, Institut für Klassische Philologie, Mittel- & Neulatein, Universität Wien / Kirchenväterkommission, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Moderator/Chair:Kurt Smolak, Institut für Klassische Philologie, Mittel- & Neulatein, Universität Wien / Kirchenväterkommission, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Paper 1223-aRemarks on the Erfurt Corpus of Augustine's Sermons
(Language: English)
Clemens Weidmann, Kommission zur Herausgabe des Corpus der lateinischen Kirchenväter (CSEL), Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 1223-bAspects of the Recently Discovered Erfurt Sermons
(Language: English)
Dorothea Weber, Kirchenväterkommission, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Sermons and Preaching
Abstract

Six hitherto unknown Augustinian sermons were discovered in the course of a long-period-project of the CSEL-Commission, the aim of which is providing a catalogue of all extant manuscripts containing genuine or pseudepigraphic works of St Augustine. As far as the Erfurt-sermons are concerned, the attestation of three of them in the contemporary Indiculum of the bishop’s writings as well as a close examination of language, style, and contents prove the authenticity of the texts. The third paper will show that a preaching-mode could also be adapted to written literature, if the orthodoxy of the author had to be confirmed.