<i>Ars Prædicandi</i>: Theories and Practice

Gregory Kneidel

in The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199237531
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

 Ars Prædicandi: Theories and Practice

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This article is primarily concerned with the theories and practice of the Christian Scriptures. It is divided into two main sections, the first being the theory and practice of Scriptures before 1200, where it examines Augustine's legacy and contribution to the history of preaching. The second part of the article is on the theory and practice of Scriptures after 1200. Here the article discusses the theoretical manuals and standardization of preaching that emerged, and introduces the thematic sermon.

Keywords: Christian Scriptures; theories and practice; Augustine; history of preaching; theoretical manuals; thematic sermon

Article.  8233 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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