IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1014: Following the Rules or Not in Preaching, I: The Artes Praedicandi

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:International Medieval Sermon Studies Society
Organiser:Pietro Delcorno, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen / Graduiertenkolleg 'Materialität und Produktion' (GRK 1678), Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf
Moderator/Chair:Eleonora Lombardo, Instituto de Estudos Medievais, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Respondent:Eleonora Lombardo, Instituto de Estudos Medievais, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Paper 1014-a'Praedicatio Est Manifesta et Publica Instructio Morum et Fidei': Did the Preachers Attend to the Directives Provided by the Artes Praedicandi?
(Language: English)
Valentina Berardini, Dipartimento di Studi Americani, Europei e Interculturali, Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza'
Index terms: Religious Life, Rhetoric, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 1014-bThe Use of Concordantia Vocalis in 'Modern' Sermons from Late Medieval England
(Language: English)
Yuichi Akae, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Keio University, Tokyo
Index terms: Literacy and Orality, Religious Life, Rhetoric, Sermons and Preaching

The International Medieval Sermon Studies Society is promoting a group of linked sessions that seek to investigate the theme of Leeds 2012 by addressing the constitutive elements of late medieval preaching (13th – 15th centuries). The first session intends to explore the connection and tension between the rules for preaching given in Artes Praedicandi and the sermons actually delivered. Considering the role sermons played in religious life, preachers were urged to follow rules established by different Artes Praedicandi to find the best way of conveying their message. It is clear that Artes Praedicandi defined a theoretical model of the sermon. Nevertheless, preaching was a lively event that was shaped by the context in which it took place. How much were the Artes Praedicandi followed? What was the relationship between theory and practice?