The International Medieval Sermon Studies Society (IMSSS) promotes and fosters the study of medieval sermons and preaching in Latin and the vernacular languages within their social, literary, religious, intellectual, theological, catechetical, political and historical contexts.

The Society also promotes and fosters the study of various artes praedicandi, and theories of preaching derived from them, as well as material used by sermon writers (e.g., Florilegia, commentaries, etc.).

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39th International Congress on Medieval Studies

When May 06, 2004 12:00 AM to
May 09, 2004 12:00 AM
Where Kalamazoo, MI
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Session 408, Saturday, 10am, Sangren 2204

Medieval Sermon Studies I : From Exegesis to Preaching: the Fabulous, the Miraculous, and the Text

- C. Colt Anderson, A Flair for the Fabulous: Gregory the Great's Homily on Luke 15:1-10
- Eric Jay Del Giacco, Exegesis and Sermon: A Comparison of Bede's Commentary and Homilies on Luke
- Beverly Mayne Kienzle, Hildegard of Bingen's Expositiones on Jesus's Miracles

Business Meeting with Buffet Lunch, Saturday noon, Berhard Center 107

Session 470, Saturday, 1:30pm, Sangren 2204

Medieval Sermon Studies II : Crusade, Mission and Propaganda

- Donald Prudlo, Preaching the Preacher: The Construction of Peter of Verona's Cult in 13th Century Sermons
- James D. Ryan, Missionaries, Crusaders and Martyrs in Early Thirteenth Century Spain
- Jessalyn Bird, Missions to Muslims During the Fifth Crusade

Session 530, Saturday, 3:30pm, Sangren 2204

Medieval Sermon Studies III : Interdisciplinary Approaches to Sermons

- Kathryn Wymer, Heathen Men and Outlaws: Attitudes toward Criminal Behavior in Twelfth-Century English Preaching
- Yuichi Akae, The Mindset of the Fourteenth-Century Preachers: Composing Latin Sermons and Preaching in the Vernacular
- Peter V. Loewen, Musico-Rhetorical Methodology in Medieval German Franciscan Homiletics
- Hans-Jochen Schiewer, Sermons as Short Stories: The Genre as Literary Pattern

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