Preacher and Audience: Studies in Early Christian and Byzantine Homiletics

Preacher and Audience: Studies in Early Christian and Byzantine Homiletics

by Cunningham, Pauline Allen
     
 

13 studies on Greek-speaking preachers and audiences in a period from the beginning of the second century A.D. to the beginning of the tenth century cover themes including the identity of Greek-speaking preachers, the circumstances of delivery, the different genres of homiletic, the adaptation of the tropes of Classical rhetoric by Christian preachers, the subject… See more details below

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13 studies on Greek-speaking preachers and audiences in a period from the beginning of the second century A.D. to the beginning of the tenth century cover themes including the identity of Greek-speaking preachers, the circumstances of delivery, the different genres of homiletic, the adaptation of the tropes of Classical rhetoric by Christian preachers, the subject matter of sermons, exegetical approaches, the preparation, redaction and transmission of sermons, the audiences for sermons and their composition, the location and circumstances of preaching, and the interaction between preacher and audience. Each chapter is accompanied by a summary biblography of the most important primary source and secondary literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004106819
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/30/1998
Series:
A New History of the Sermon Series, #1
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.68(h) x 1.09(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction1
Reflections on Problems Raised by Early Christian Preaching21
Hermas the Prophet and Hippolytus the Preacher: The Roman Homily and its Social Context33
Origen the Scholar and Pastor65
The Three Cappadocians on Beneficence: A Key to Their Audience89
John Chrysostom: Extraordinary Preacher, Ordinary Audience105
Forms of Communication in the Homilies of Severian of Gabala: A Contribution to the Reception of the Diatribe as a Method of Exposition139
Proclus of Constantinople: A Popular Preacher in Fifth-Century Constantinople179
The Sixth-Century Greek Homily: A Re-assessment201
Anastasios of Sinai: Speaking and Writing to the People of God227
St. John Damascene: Preacher and Poet247
Andrew of Crete: A High-Style Preacher of the Eighth Century267
Historicity and Poetry in Ninth-Century Homiletics: The Homilies of Patriarch Photios and George of Nicomedia295
Homiletic Activity in Constantinople Around 900317
Indices349

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