Soldiers of Christ (Renaissance Society of America Reprint Texts Series): Preaching in Late Medieval and Reformation France

Soldiers of Christ (Renaissance Society of America Reprint Texts Series): Preaching in Late Medieval and Reformation France

by Larissa J Taylor
ISBN-10:
0802085571
ISBN-13:
9780802085573
Pub. Date:
01/28/2003
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

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Soldiers of Christ (Renaissance Society of America Reprint Texts Series): Preaching in Late Medieval and Reformation France

In an age when the printed book was still in its infancy, the pulpit was the mass medium. A vital part of religious life, sermons were the chief occasions on which the church attempted to bridge the gap between high theology and popular religious culture. The preaching event provided the opportunity for men and women to socialize, flirt, dispute with or mock the preacher and, in a more positive way, to heed the preacher's words and change their lives. Larissa Taylor has examined over 1600 sermons given by the leading lay preachers in France between 1460 and 1560, and examines the social context of preaching and the sermon while reconstructing popular attitudes towards original sin, free will, purgatory, the Devil, the sacraments, and the magical arts.

Previously published by Oxford University Press, 1992. Winner of the 1996 John Nicholas Brown Prize of the Medieval Academy of America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802085573
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 01/28/2003
Series: RSART: Renaissance Society of America Reprint Text Series , #14
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.01(w) x 8.96(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Larissa Juliet Taylor is an associate professor of history at Colby College.

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