The Emotions in Early-Modern Catholicism

Susan C. Karant-Nunn

in Reformation of Feeling

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780195399738
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199777198 | DOI:
The Emotions in Early-Modern Catholicism

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This chapter examines the sermons of Catholic preachers in the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries. Among these are sermons by Paul Wann (1420/25–89), who left in manuscript form a series of Latin Holy Week sermons that he preached in 1460 in the cathedral in Passau; Johannes Wild (1497–1554), a Franciscan who riveted audiences to their places over a twenty-six-year period in the diocese of Mainz—he was Domprediger from 1540 until his death—and saw prodigious quantities of postils to press; Heinrich Helm (d. ca. 1560), an Observant Franciscan, who published sparsely and about whom far less is known; and Andreas Brunner (1589–1650), a native of Tirol who served as professor of moral theology and preacher in Dillingen, and was then called to Munich to work on a history of Bavaria.

Keywords: Catholicism; human emotion; Catholic Church; sermons; Passion of Christ; Paul Wann; Johannes Wild; Heinrich Helm; Andreas Brunner

Chapter.  22450 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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