IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1114: Following the Rules or Not in Preaching, II: The Sermons

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:International Medieval Sermon Studies Society
Organiser:Valentina Berardini, Dipartimento di Studi Americani, Europei e Interculturali, Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza'
Moderator/Chair:Bert Roest, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Paper 1114-aPreaching the Other World: From Conciliar Rules to Late Medieval Pulpits
(Language: English)
Nicolò Maldina, Dipartimento di Studi Italianistici, Università di Pisa
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Literacy and Orality, Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 1114-bPreaching the Bible: The Reportationes of Paolo di Assisi's Lent Sermons (Florence, 1437)
(Language: English)
Silvia Ferri, Independent Scholar, Bologna
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Lay Piety, Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 1114-cThe Construction and Use of a Model Sermon: The Sermons on the Prodigal Son by Bernardino da Siena and Bernardino da Feltre
(Language: English)
Pietro Delcorno, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen / Graduiertenkolleg 'Materialität und Produktion' (GRK 1678), Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Literacy and Orality, Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching

The second session will investigate the contents delivered in sermons and the transition from the guidelines given by conciliar rules or model sermon collections, and the sermons actually preached, in as much as it is possible to retrieve through reportationes (reports taken during preaching). What were the strategies used to present the religious message in preaching? How useful were model sermons? The session will highlight tensions between theory and practice, the functionality of models or the need to change them, the roles played by the personality of individual preachers or the nature of the audience.