Sermons and Homilies

I.  Bibliographies

II.  Surveys, Handbooks, and Collections

III.  Repertories

IV. Some Major Preachers and Preaching Traditions

V.  Homiliaries

VI.  The Pericope System

VII.  English Translations

VIII.  Exempla

IX.  Preacher’s Manuals

I.  Bibliographies

George Ferzoco and Carolyn Muessig, “Bibliography,” in The Sermon, ed. Beverly Mayne Kienzle, Typologie des sources, 81-83 (Turnhout, 2000), pp. 19-142. 

Thomas. N. Hall, “Sermons,” Oxford Bibliographies. DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780195396584-0132. Especially valuable for its coverage of sermons in the major medieval vernacular languages.

Thomas N. Hall, “A Basic Bibliography of Medieval Sermon Studies,” Medieval Sermon Studies Newsletter 36 (Autumn 1995), 26-42. 

“Bibliographie,” in Jean LongèreLa prédication médiévale (Paris, 1983), pp. 247-63. 

Christoph Cluse, “Bibliographischer Einstieg: Prediger und Predigten (12.-15. Jh.),” Lexikon des Mittelalters 7/1. contains a Bibliographie générale.

Bibliographie de François Dolbeau

Alexandre Olivar, “Raymond Étaix: In Memoriam,” Miscel·lània litúrgica catalana 14 (2006), 13-19.  Includes a “Bibliografia Científica de Raymond Étaix.”

See also Kaske, Medieval Christian Literary Imagery, pp. 80-90; N. Bériou in Berlioz, Identifier sources, pp. 201-210; B. M. Kienzle and D. L. d’Avray in Mantello and Rigg, Medieval Latin, pp. 659-69, and the separate bibliographies on The Bible and its Interpretation in the Middle Ages.

To keep up to date, consult recent issues of the Medieval Sermon Studies, as well as Medioevo Latino under the headings “Liturgica–Forme e Generi di Testo–Homeliaria Liturgica” and “Predicazione” (also available via the Mirabile database).

II.  Surveys, Handbooks, and Collections


Phyllis B. Roberts, “Sermon Studies Scholarship: The Last Thirty Years,” Medieval Sermon Studies 45 (1999), 9-18. 

Anne T. Thayer, “Medieval Sermon Studies since The Sermon: A Deepening and Broadening Field,” Medieval Sermon Studies 58.1 (2014), 10-27

Anne T. Thayer, “The Medieval Sermon: Text, Performance and Insight,” in Understanding Medieval Primary Sources, ed. Joel Rosenthal, pp. 43-58. 

Carolyn Muessig, “Sermon, Preacher and Society in the Middle Ages,” Journal of Medieval History 28 (2002), 73-91. 

Handbooks and Collections:

The Sermon, ed. Beverly Mayne KienzleTypologie des sources, 81-83 (Turnhout, 2000).  Covers the major medieval vernacular languages as well as Latin, with a cumulative bibliography for all chapters.  See especially Thomas N. Hall, “The Early Medieval Sermon,” pp. 203-69; and Nicole Bériou, “Les sermons latins après 1200,” pp. 363-447.

Preaching in the Patristic Era: Sermons, Preachers, and Audiences in the Latin West, ed. Anthony Dupont et al. (Leiden, 2018).

Jean Longère, La prédication médiévale (Paris, 1983). .

De l’homélie au sermon: Histoire de la prédication médiévale, ed. Jacqueline Hamesse and X. Hermand (Louvain-la-Neuve, 1993). 

Hughes Oliphant Old, The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church (Grand Rapids, 1998- ). v. 2. The Patristic Age  — v. 3. The Medieval Church.

Johann Baptist Schneyer, Geschichte der katholischen Predigt (Freiburg i.B., 1969).

Robert W. Zajkowski, “Sermons,” in Handbook of Medieval Studies, ed. Classen, pp. 2077-86.

Sermo Doctorum: Compilers, Preachers and Their Audiences in the Early Middle Ages, ed. Maximilian Diesenberger, Yitzhak Hen, and Marianne Pollheimer (Turnhout, 2013).

L. Hödl and R. Hetzler, “Zum Stand der Erforschung der lateinischen Sermones des Mittelalters (für die Zeit von 1350-1500),” Scriptorium 46 (1992), 121-135. 

Nicole Bériou and David L. D’Avray, Modern Questions about Medieval Sermons: Essays on Marriage, Death, History and Sanctity (Spoleto, 1994). 

Laura Gaffuri and Riccardo Quinto, ed., Predicazione e società nel medioevo: riflessioni etica, valori e modelli di comportamento (Padova, 2002). 

Jacqueline Hamesse and Xavier Hermand, ed., De l’homélie au sermon. Histoire de la prédication médiévale (Louvain-la-Neuve, 1993). 

Speculum sermonis: Interdisciplinary Reflections on the Medieval Sermon, ed. Georgiana Donavin, Cary J. Nederman, and Richard Utz (Turnhout, 2004). Georgiana Donavin, “Introduction”; Leo Carruthers, “The Word Made Flesh:  Preaching and Community from the Apostolic to the Late Middle Ages”; John Kitchen, “‘Going to the Gate of Life’: The Carthage Amphitheatre and Augustine’s Sermons on Saints Perpetua and Felicitas”; Catherine Brown Tkacz, “Susanna Victrix, Christus Victor: Lenten Sermons, Typology, and the Lectionary”; Jeffrey Burton Russell, “Time and Again:  A Response to Leo Carruthers, John Kitchen, and Catherine Brown Tkacz,”; Stephen Morris, “‘Let Us Love One Another’: Liiturgy, Morality, and Political Theory in Chrysostom’s Sermons on Rom. 12-13 and II Thess. 2”; Wim Verbaal, “Preaching the Dead from Their Graves: Bernard of Clairvaux’s Lament on his Brother Gerard”; Eve Salisbury, “‘Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child’: Proverbial Speech Acts, Boy Bishop Sermons, and Pedagogical Violence”; Emily Michelson, “Bernardino of Siena Visualizes the Name of God”; Peter Howard, “Sermons Reflecting Upon Their World(s): A Response to Stephen Morris, Wim Verbaal, Eve Salisbury, and Emily Michelson”; David Strong, “Illumination of the Intellect: Franciscan Sermons and Piers Plowman”; Lynn T. Ramey, “Unauthorized Preaching: The Sermon in Jean Bodel’s Jeu de Saint Nicolas”; Peter V. Loewen, “The Conversion of Mary Magdalene and the Musical Legacy of Franciscan PIety in the Early German Passion Plays”; Elizabeth Schirmer, “Interdisciplinary Craft:  A Response to Peter Loewen, Lynn T. Ramey, and David Strong”; Ingunn Lunde, “Speech-reporting Strategies in ‘Dramatic Preaching’:  With Examples from East Slavic Festal Sermons”; Thom Mertens, “Relic or Strategy: The Middle Dutch Sermon as a Literary Phenomenon”; Holly Johnson, “Fashioning Devotion: The Art of Good Friday Preaching in Chaucerian England”; Martine De Reu, “A Statistical Treatment of Sin and Holiness in Sermons from the Early Middle Ages (500-1100)”; Simon Lordi, “Multilingualism in Medieval Sermons: A Response to Thom Mertens, Martine De Reu, Ingunn Lunde, and Holly Johnson”; Georgiana Donavin, “Bibliography.”

Constructing the Medieval Sermon, ed. Roger Anderson (Turnhout, 2007).

Preacher, Sermon and Audience in the Middle Ages, ed. Caroline Muessig (Leiden, 2002). 

Jean Longère, “Le vocabulaire de la prédication,” in La Lexicographie du latin médiéval et ses rapports avec les recherches actuelles sur la civilisation du moyen-âge (Paris, 1981), pp. 303-20. 

Thomas Leslie Amos, The Origin and Nature of the Carolingian Sermon, 2 vols. (PhD. diss. Michigan State, 1983). 

Hervé Martin, Le métier de prédicateur en France septentrionale a la fin du Moyen Age, 1350-1520 (Paris, 1988). 

Predicazione e società nel medioevo: riflessione etica, valori et modelli di comportamento / Preaching and Society in the Middle Ages: Ethics, Values and Social Behaviour. Atti/Proceedings of the XII Medieval Sermon Studies Symposium Padova, 14-18 luglio 2000, ed. Laura Gaffuri and Riccardo Quinto, Centro Studi Antoniani 35 (Padua, 2002). 

Prédication et liturgie au Moyen Âge, ed. Nicole Bériou and Franco Morenzoni, Bibliothèque d’histoire culturelle du Moyen Âge 5 (Turnhout, 2008). 

M. Lebreton, “Recherches sur les principaux thèmes théologiques traités dans les sermons du XII siècle,” Recherches de théologie ancienne et médiévale 23 (1956), 5-18.

Prédication et performance du XIIe au XVIe siècle, ed. Marie Bouhaïk-Gironès and Marie Anne Polo de Beaulieu (Paris, 2013). 

For others search the LC subject headings “Preaching—History—Middle Ages, 600-1500” and “Sermons—Latin–Early Works to 1800.”


Medieval Sermon Studies (1977- ).  Official organ of the International Medieval Sermon Studies Society 

III.  Repertories

Patrologia Latina indices of sermons and homilies in vol. 221.

Hermann Josef Sieben, Kirchenväterhomilien zum Neuen Testament: Ein Repertorium der Textausgaben und Übersetzungen, mit einem Anhang der Kirchenväterkommentare, Instrumenta Patristica 22 (Steenbrugge, 1991).  Lists patristic homilies by New Testament book and verse, with references to editions and translations.

Raymond Étaix, “Répertoire des manuscrits des homélies sur l’Évangile de saint Grégoire,” Sacris Erudiri 36 (1996), 107-48. 

Johannes Machielsen, Clavis Patristica Pseudepigraphorum Medii Aevi, I: Opera Homiletica, 2 vols. IA IB (Turnhout, 1990) II, 941-98. . Bibliographical guide to sermons and homilies falsely attributed to a patristic author. Should be used to control attributions in the Patrologia Latina. Includes indices concording references with the PL as well as the Clavis Patrum Latinorum.

Johann Baptist Schneyer, Repertorium der lateinischen Sermones des Mittelalters für die Zeit von 1150-1350, 11 vols., Beiträge zur Geschichte der Philosophie und Theologie des Mittelalters 43/1-11 (Münster i.W. 1969-90).  Pts. 1-4 lists sermons alphabetically by author; pts. VI-VII list sermons by institution (VI: councils, universities, monastic; VII: mendicant, miscellaneous collections, and sermons on Scriptures; pts VIII-IX list anonymous sermons by cities where the manuscripts survive.  Sermon initia usually are biblical “themes.” 

L. Hödl and W. Koch, Repertorium der lateinischen Sermones des Spätmittelalters 1350 bis 1500 (Münster, 1999). [CD-ROM].  Non-functional with current Windows OS.

For comments on how to use Schneyer’s work, see Kaske, Medieval Christian Literary Imagery, p. 81, and Berlioz, Identifier sources et citations, pp. 204-5. The following work provides an additional means of access:

Johann Baptist Schneyer, Wegweiser zu lateinischen Predigtreihen des Mittelalters (Munich, 1965).  Alphabetical list of biblical ‘themes’ of sermons and initia from the 12th through16th centuries, and an index of authors. See Kaske, Medieval Christian Literary Imagery, p. 81.

Louis-Jacques Bataillon, “Compléments au Repertorium de Schneyer: I.,” Medieval Sermon Studies 44 (2000), 15-36. édition électronique d’un corpus de sermons latins médiévaux

Siegfried Wenzel, Latin Sermon Collections from Later Medieval England: Orthodox Preaching in the Age of Wyclif (Cambridge, 2005). 

Carolyn Muessig, “Audience and Preacher: Ad Status Sermons and Social Classification,” in Preacher, Sermon, and Audience in the Middle Ages, ed. Carolyn Muessig (Leiden, 2002 ), pp. 255-76. 

For incipits of sermons, in addition to the indices in the above repertories:

In Principio: Index of Latin Texts (Brepols, 1997). Based on the materials at IRHT and HMML. Incorporates data from Répertoire d’incipit de sermons latins. Antiquité tardive et Moyen Age (Paris, 1987), 240 microfiche reproducing the card-files of the IRHT

Germain Morin, Sancti Caesarii Arelatensis sermones, Corpus Christianorum, Series Latina 103-104.  The alphabetical inventory includes many falsely attributed sermons.

Schneyer, Wegweiser, includes a bibliography of lists of initia of scholastic preachers and anonymous scholastic sermons, pp. 547-55.

For others, see Berlioz, Identifier sources et citations, pp. 204-7.

A Bibliographical Register of the Sermons & Other Orations Delivered at the Council of Constance (1414-1418)

IV. Some Major Preachers and Preaching Traditions

(For patristic authors see the patrologies listed in the separate bibliography on The Bible and Its Interpretation; for later medieval authors see Schneyer, Repertorium der lateinischen Sermones des Mittelalters, and the repertories listed in the separate bibliography on Medieval Latin Literature, especially CALMA: Compendium Auctorum Latinorum Medii Aevi (500-1500).) Fuller lists of medieval preachers can be found in various essays in The Sermon, ed. Kienzle.

Ademar of Chabannes

Sermones, Patrologia Latina 141, cols. 111-112 and 115-124.

Zénaïde Romaneix, “Édition de sermons d’Adémar de Chabannes et du compte rendu du concile de Limoges (novembre 1031), (BnF lat. 2469, fol. 76-112v) (unpubl. thesis, École des chartes, 2005).

Sermons, ed. and trans. Edmond Pognon, in L’an mille. Oeuvres de Liutprand, Raoul Glaber, Adémar de Chabannes, Adalberon [et] Helgaud, Mémoires du passé pour servir au temps présent 6 (Paris, 1947). 

Pascale Bourgain, “La culture et les procédés littéraires dans les sermons d’Adémar de Chabannes,” in Saint-Martial de Limoges: ambition politique et production culturelle (Xe-XIIIe s.): actes du colloque, Poitiers et Limoges, 26-28 mai 2005, ed. Claude Andrault-Schmitt (Limoges, 2006), pp. 411-301. 

Michael Frassetto, The Art of Forgery: The Sermons of Ademar of Chabannes and the Cult of St. Martial of Limoges,” Comitatus 26.1 (1995), 11-26. 

Daniel Callahan, “The Sermons of Ademar of Chabannes and the Cult of St. Martial of Limoges,” Revue Bénédictine 86 (1976), 251-95.

Aelred of Rievaulx

Dominico Pezzini, “The Sermons of Aelred of Rievaulx,” in A Companion to Aelred of Rievaulx (1110–1167), ed. Marsha Dutton (Leiden, 2017), pp. 71-97.  Ebook-

Aelredus Rievallensis Opera omnia II: Sermones I-XLVI (Collectio Claraevallensis prima et secunda), ed. G. Raciti, CCCM 2A (Turnhout, 1989). 

Aelredus Rievallensis: Opera omnia III: Sermones XLVII-LXXXIV (Collectio Dunelmensis – Collectio Lincolniensis), ed. G. Raciti, CCCM 2B (Turnhout, 2001). 

Aelredus Rievallensis Opera omnia V: Homeliae de oneribus propheticis Isaiae, ed. G. Raciti, CCCM 2D (Turnhout, 2005). 

A. Sulavik, “Aelred of Rievaulx: Sermons on the Feast of St. Mary,” Cistercian Studies Quarterly 32 (1997), 37-125. 

Aelred of Rievaulx, The Liturgical Sermons: The First Clairvaux Collection, Advent–All Saints, trans. Theodore Berkeley, Cistercian Fathers 58 (Collegeville, MN 2001).  Ebook-

Aelred of Rievaulx, The Liturgical Sermons: The Second Clairvaux Collection, Sermons 29-46, Christmas–All Saints, trans. M. A. Mayeski, Cistercian Fathers 77 (Collegeville, MN 2016). 

Ælred de Rievaulx, Sermons pour l’année, 3 vols., trans. Gatanne De Briey, Pain de Cîteaux, 11-12, 18 (Oka, Quebec, 1997). 

Anthony of Padua

S. Antonii Patavini Sermones dominicales et festivi, 3 vols., ed. Beniamino Costa, Leonardo Frasson, and Giovanni Luisetto (Padua, 1979). 

Sant’Antonio di Padova. I Sermoni, trans. Giordano Tollardo, 3rd ed. (Padua, 2002).  Includes an analytical index and an index of biblical passages.


The bibliography of editions of Augustine’s sermons is too extensive to be itemized here; in addition to Gryson, Répertoire (AU s) see the works cited below. A new collective edition of the Sermones ad populum is appearing in CCSL:  Sancti Aurelii Augustini Sermones in Matthaeum I, ed. P.-P Verbracken et al., CCSL 41 Aa (Turnhout, 2008) Sancti Aurelii Augustini Sermones in Epistolas Apostolicas I, ed. Gert Partoens, CCSL 41Ba (Turnhout, 2008) ;  Sancti Aurelii Augustini Sermones in Epistolas Apostolicas II, ed. Shari Boodts, CCSL 41Bb (Turnhout, 2016). 

Eric Rebillard, “Augustine,” Oxford Bibliographies. DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780195389661-0007.

Eric Rebillard, “Sermones,” in Augustine through the Ages: An Encyclopedia (Cambridge, 1999). 

Hubertus R. Drobner, “The Chronology of St. Augustine’s Sermons,” Augustinian Studies 31 (2000), 211–18. 

S. Dagemark, “Augustine’s Sermons: Circulation and Authenticity Evidenced by Examples of Preaching and Response,” in Comunicazione e recezione del document Cristiano in epoca tardoantica. XXXII Incontro di studiosi dell’antichità cristiana, Roma, 8-10 maggio 2003, Studia Ephemeridis Augustinianum 90 (Rome, 2004), pp. 693-761. 

Henry Chadwick, “The New Sermons of St. Augustine,” Journal of Theological Studies 47 (1996), 69–91. 

Hubertus R. Drobner, Augustinus von Hippo: Sermones ad Populum: Überlieferung und Bestand Bibliographie – Indices (Leiden, 2000).  With a supplement: Sermones ad populum : Überlieferung und Bestand, Bibliographie, Indices : Supplement 2000-2010 (Frankfurt am Main 2010). Inventory of Augustine’s sermons by published series (from the Maurist edition reprinted by Migne to the Sermones Dolbeau) as well as by content (biblical book and liturgical feast).  Part I inventories the sermons on scripture, for the liturgical year, and on themes. A “Themenindex” (pp. 41-51) references sermons on particular biblical passages and on names and things. Part II is a bibliography of secondary literature (including a section on pseudo-Augustinian sermons), with an index for all the sermons referencing editions, translations, and scholarship; a thematic index to the scholarship; and an index of persons and authors.

Pierre-Patrick VerbrakenÉtudes critiques sur les sermons authentiques de saint Augustin, Instrumenta Patristica 12 (Steenbrugge, 1976). 

Ministerium Sermonis: Philological, Historical, and Theological Studies on Augustine’s Sermones ad Populum, ed. Gert Partoens, Anthony Dupont, and Mathijs Lamberigts, Instrumenta Patristica et Mediaevalia 53 (Steenbrugge, 2009). 

Tractatio Scripturarum: Philological, Exegetical, Rhetorical and Theological Studies on Augustine’s Sermons, ed. Anthony Dupont, Gert Partoens, and Mathijs Lamberigts, Instrumenta Patristica et Mediaevalia 65 (Steenbrugge, 2012). 

Clemens Weidmann, “The Corpus of Augustinian Sermons Recently Discovered at Erfurt: With a New Edition of Sermo 207,” in Ministerium Sermonis, ed. Partoens et al., pp. 11-38. 

Die Mainzer Augustinus-Predigten: Studien zu einem Jahrhundertfund, ed. Gerhard May and Geesche Hönscheid (Mainz, 2003). 

Hubertus R. Drobner, Neu identifizierte Textzeugen zu den Predigten Augustins, Patrologia: Beiträge zum Studium der Kirchenväter 28 (Bern,  

Hubertus R. Drobner, “The Transmission of Augustine’s Sermons. A Critical Assessment,” in Tractatio Scripturarum, ed. Dupont et al., pp. 97-116. 

François Dolbeau, Augustin et la prédiction en Afrique. Recherches sur divers sermons authentiques, apocryphes ou anonymes, Collections des Études Augustiniennes, Série Antiquité 179 (Paris, 2005). 

Augustin prédicateur (395-411). Actes du Colloque International de Chantilly, 5-7 septembre 1996, ed. Goulven Madec, Collection des Études augustiniennes, Série Antiquité 159 (Paris, 1998). 

Maurice PontetL’Exégèse de s. Augustin prédicateur (Paris, 1945). 


The Works of Saint Augustine A Translation for the 21st Century (1990- ). Volumes with translations of homilies and sermons: III/14, Homilies on the First Epistle of John; III/12, Homilies on the Gospel of John (1-40); III/1-11, Sermons. These and other volumes have elaborate subject indices in Compilation of Indexes to The Works of Saint Augustine A Translation for the 21st Century, comp. Steven Cordiviola (Hyde Park, 2016). 

Augustinus von Hippo, trans. Hubertus R. Drobner, Patrologia: Beiträge zum Studium der Kirchenväter (2000- ): 7: Predigten zum Buch Genesis (Sermones 1-5) (2000); 9: Predigten zu Kirch- und Bischofsweihe (Sermones 336-340/A) (2003) ; 10: Predigten zu den Büchern Exodus, Könige und Job (Sermones 6-12) (2003) ; 11: Predigten zum Weihnachtsfest (Sermones 184-196) (2003) ; 13: Predigten zum Buch der Sprüche und Jesus Sirach (Sermones 35-41) (2004) ; 16: Predigten zum österlichen Triduum (Sermones 218-229/D) (2006) ; 19: Predigten zum Markusevangelium (Sermones 94/A-97) (2007) ; 22: Predigten zu Neujahr und Epiphanie (Sermones 196/A-204/A) (2012) ; 26: Predigten zur Apostelgeschichte (Sermones 148-150) (2012) ; 29: Predigten zu den Alttestamentlichen Propheten (Sermone 42-50) (2013). 

Augustine, Sermons on the New Testament (NPNF series)

Augustine, Homilies on the First Epistle of John (NPNF series)

Pseudo-Augustine (Sermones ad fratres in eremo)

Patrologia Latina 40, cols. 1233–1358. 

Machielsen, Clavis Patristica Pseudepigraphorum Medii Aevi IA, nos. 1127-1203. 

J. P. Bonnès, “Un des plus grands prédicateurs du xiie siècle: Geoffroy du Loroux dit Geoffroy Babion,” Revue Bénédictine 56 (1945-46), 174-215.

A. Treloar, “The Augustinian ‘Sermones ad fratres in eremo commorantes’,” Prudentia 3.1 (1971), 39-50. 

Eric Leland Saak, “The Sermones ad fratres in eremo,” in Creating Augustine: Interpreting Augustine and Augustinianism in the Later Middle Ages (Oxford, 2012), ch. 3. 

Basil the Great

Rufini Aquileiensis homiliarium Basili Magni interpretatio latina, ed. Carlo Lo Cicero, CCSL 20A (Turnhout, 2008). See pp. IX-X, n. 2 for extensive bibliography. 

Carlo Lo Cicero, Tradurre i Greci nell IV secolo: Rufino di Aquileia e le Omelie di Basilio, Studi e Testi Tardoantichi 9 (Rome, 2008). 

H. Marti, Vom Schicksal des Basilius im Westen: Beobachtungen zu Ruins Predigt-Übersetzungen,” Museum Helveticum 57 (2000), 166-72. 


Homiliae euangelii, ed. D. Hurst, CCSL 122 (Turnhout, 1955), 

Bede the Venerable: Homilies on the Gospels, trans. Lawrence Martin, 2 vols., Cistercian Studies Series 110 and 111 (Kalamazoo, 1991). 

Lawrence Martin, “Bede and Preaching,” in The Cambridge Companion to Bede, ed. Scott DeGregorio (Cambridge, 2010), pp. 156-69. 

A. G. P. Van der Walt, “The Homiliary of the Venerable Bede and Early Medieval Preaching,” unpubl. PhD thesis, University of London, 1980.

Verity L. Allan, “Theological Works of the Venerable Bede and their Literary and Manuscript Presentation, with Special Reference to the Gospel Homilies,” M.L. Thesis, St Cross College, Oxford.

Bernard of Clairvaux

Brian Patrick McGuire, “Bernard of Clairvaux,” Oxford Bibliographies. DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780195396584-0088.

L. Janauschek, Bibliographia Bernardina, Xenia Bernardina 4 (Vienna, 1891).

J. Bouton, Bibliographie bernardine 1891-1957, Commission d’histoire de l’ordre de Cîteaux 5 (Paris, 1958).

Eugène Manning, Bibliographie bernardine (1957-1970), La documentation cistercienne 6 (Rochefort, 1972).

Henri Rochais and Eugène Manning, Bibliographie générale de l’ordre cistercien 1/2: Saint Bernard, La documentation cistercienne 21, fasc. h.s. 1; 2-6; 7-19 (Rocherfort, 1979-83).

A Companion to Bernard of Clairvaux, ed. Brian Patrick McGuire, Brill’s Companions to the Christian Tradition 25 (Leiden 2011). 

Peter Dinzelbacher, Bernhard von Clairvaux: Leben und Werk des berühmten Zisterziensers (Darmstadt, 1998).

Bernhard von Clairvaux: Rezeption und Wirkung im Mittelalter und in der Neuzeit, ed. Kaspar Elm, (Wolfenbütteler Mittelalter-Studien 6 (Wiesbaden, 1994).

Ferrucio Gastaldelli, Studi su San Bernardo e Goffredo di Auxerre, Millennio Medieval 30 (Florence, 2001). See the section “‘Optimus Praedicator’. L’opera oratoria di San Bernardino,” pp. 129-211.

Wim Verbaal, “Bernard of Clairvaux’s Sermons for the Liturgical Year,” in The Appearances of Medieval Rituals: The Play of Construction and Modification, ed. Nils Holger Petersen et al., Disputatio 3 (Turnhout, 2004), pp. 49-66. 

H.-M. Rochais, Enquête sur les sermons divers et les sentences de saint Bernard, Analecta Sacri Ordinis Ciserciensis 18/3-4 (Rome 1962). 

Jean Leclercq, Recuel d’études sur saint Bernard et ses écrits, 5 vols. (Rome, 1962-92). 

Sancti Bernardi Opera, 8 vols., ed. Jean Leclercq and Henri Rochais (Rome, 1957–1977). 

Sermons sur le Cantique, 5 vols., ed. Raffaele Fassetta and Paul Verdeyen (Paris, 1996–2007). 

Bernard of Clairvaux, Sermons on the Song of Songs, 4 vols., trans. Kilian Walsh and Irene Edmonds, Cistercian Fathers Series 4, 7, 31, 40 (Kalamazoo, 1976-80). 

Bernard of Clairvaux, Sermons for Advent and the Christmas Season, trans. Irene Edmonds, Wendy Mary Beckett, and Conrad Greenia, Cistercian Fathers Series 51 (Kalamazoo, 2007). 

Bernard of Clairvaux, Sermons for Lent and the Easter Season, trans. John Leinenweber and Mark Scott, Cistercian Fathers Series 52 (Kalamazoo, 2013). 

Sermons for the Summer Season: Liturgical Sermons from Rogationtide and Pentecost, trans. Beverly Mayne Kienzle and James Jarzembowski, Cistercian Fathers Series 53 (Kalamazoo, 1991). 

Bernard of Clairvaux, Sermons for the Autumn Season, trans. Irene Edmonds, Cistercian Fathers Series 54 (Kalamazoo, 2016). 

Magnificat: Homilies in Praise of the Blessed Virgin Mary, trans. Marie-Bernard Saïd, Cistercian Fathers Series 8 (Kalamazoo, 1979). 

Bernard de Clairvaux: Sermons divers, ed. Françoise Callerot and Pierre-Yves Émery (Paris, 2006). 

Sermons on Conversion, trans. Marie-Bernard Saïd, Cistercian Fathers Series 25 (Kalamazoo, 1981). 


Sancti Bonaventurae Sermones Dominicales, ed. J. G. Bougerol, Bibliotheca Franciscana Medii Aevi 27 (Grottferrata, 1977). 

Saint Bonaventure Sermons de diversis, 2 vols., ed. J. G. Bougerol (Paris, 1993). 

Saint Bonaventure Sermons de Tempore. Reportation du manuscrit Milano Ambrosienne A 11 sup., ed. J. G. Bougerol (Paris, 1990). 

The Sunday Sermons of St. Bonaventure, trans. Timothy J. Johnson, Works of St. Bonaventure 12 (St. Bonaventure, NY, 2008). 

Timothy J. Johnson, “Bonaventure as Preacher,” in A Companion to Bonaventure, ed. Jay Hammond, Wayne Hellmann, and Jared Goff, Brill’s Companions to the Middle Ages 48 (Leiden, 2014), pp. 421-32. 

John F. Quinn, “Chronology of St. Bonaventure’s Sermons,” Archivum Franciscanum Historicum 67 (1974), 145-84. 

Bruno of Segni

Homiliae, Patrologia Latina 165, cols. 747-864. 

Réginald Grégoire, Bruno de Segni, exégète médiéval et théologien monastique (Spoleto, 1965). 

Cappadocian Preachers

J. Bernardi, La prédication des pères Cappadociens. Le prédicateur et son auditoire (Paris, 1968). 

Caesarius of Arles

Germain Morin, Sancti Caesarii Arelatensis sermones, Corpus Christianorum, Series Latina 103-104 (Turnhout, 1953).  The alphabetical inventory includes many falsely attributed sermons. The extensive discussion of manuscripts catalogues many non-Caesarian homilies that circulated with the homilies of Caesarius.

A. M. Fagnoni, “Caesarius Arelatensis ep.” In La trasmissione dei testi latini del Medioevo= Mediaeval Latin texts and their transmission: Te.Tra.4. (Florence, 2012), pp.147-168. 

W. E. Klingshim, “Caesarius: Studies.”

Caesarius of Arles: Sermons, trans. Sister Mary Magdeleine Mueller, The Fathers of the Church 31, 47, 66 (Washington, D.C., 1956-73). 

Sermons au peuple. Césaire d’Arles, ed. and trans. Marie-José Delage, Sources chrétiennes 175 (Paris, 1971- ). 

Sermons sur l’écriture. Césaire d’Arles, trans. Joël Courreau, Sources chrétiennes 447 (Paris, 2000). 

Cistercian Preachers

See separate entries for Aelred of Rievaulx,  Bernard of Clairvaux, Guerric of Igny, and Isaac of Stella.

Dictionnaire des auteurs cisterciens, ed. E. Brouette, A. Dimier, and E. Manning (Rochefort, 1975-79). 

Beverly Mayne Kienzle, “Preaching,” in The Cambridge Companion to the Cistercian Order, ed. Mette Birkedal Bruun (Cambridge, 2013), pp. 245-57, with a bibliography of “Selected Modern Editions of Cistercian Authors and Translations of Works Mentioned.” 

Chrysogonus Waddell, “The Liturgical Dimension of Twelfth-Century Cistercian Preaching,” in Medieval Monastic Preaching, ed. Caroline Muessig (Leiden, 1998) pp. 335-49. 

Réginald Grégoire, “L’homéliaire cistercien du manuscrit 114 (82) de Dijon,” Cîteaux 28 (1977), 133-207. 

Biographia Cisterciencis: Cistercian Bibliography Online.

Chromatius of Aquileia

Chromatius Aquileiensis, Opera, ed. Raymond Étaix and Jacques Lemarié, CCSL 9A and Suppl. (Turnhout, 1974). 

Chromace d’Aquilée, Sermons, ed. and trans. Joseph Lemarié and Henri Tardif, Sources chrétiennes 154 (Paris, 1969). 

San Cromazio di Aquilea. I sermoni, trans. Gabriele Banterle, Scrittori dell’area Santambrosiana. Complementi dell’Opera omnia di Sant’Ambrogio (Rome, 1989). 

Jacques Lemarié, “Homélies inédites de S. Chromace d’Aquilée.” Revue Bénédictine 73 (1963), 240–43.

Raymond Étaix, “Nouvelle edition des sermons XXI–XXII de saint Chromace d’Aquilée,” Revue Bénedictine 92 (1982), 105–110.

Giuseppe Cuscito, “Cromazio di Aquileia et l’età sua (388-408). Bilancio bibliografico-critico dopo l’edizione dei Sermones e dei Tractatus in Mathaeum,” Aquileia nostra 50 (Aquileia, 1979), pp. 497–572. 

Robert MacEachnie, “A History of Heresy Past: The Sermons of Chromatius of Aquileia, 388-407.” Church History 83 (2014), 273–96. 

Robert MacEachnie, “Zeno, Chromatius and Gaudentius: Italian Preachers amid Transition.” In Preaching in the Latin Patristic Era: Sermons, Preachers, Audiences (Leiden, 2016).

Chromatius of Aquileia and His Age, ed. Pier Franco Beatrice and Alessio Persic, Instrumenta Patristica et Mediaevalia 57 (Steenbrugge, 2011). 


Instructiones, ed. G. S. M. Walker, in Sancti Columbani Opera, Scriptures Latini Hiberniae 2 (Dublin, 1970). 

Claire Stancliffe, “The Thirteen Sermons Attributed to Columbanus and the Question of Their Authorship,” in Columbanus: Studies on the Latin Writings, ed. Michael Lapidge, Studies in Celtic History (Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1997), pp. 93-202. 

Dominican Preachers

See separate entries on Iohann Herolt, Thomas Aquinas, and William Perauldus.

Thomas Kaeppeli and Emilio PanellaScriptores ordinis Praedicatorum Medii Aevi, 4 vols. (Rome, 1970-93). 

Eliana Corbari, Vernacular Theology: Dominican Sermons and Audience in Late Medieval Italy, Trends in Medieval Philology 22 (Berlin, 2013). 

Pseudo-Eusebius “Gallicanus”

Eusebius “Gallicanus” Collectio homiliarum, ed. Fr. Glorie, CCSL 101, 101A and 101B (Turnhout, 1970). 

Lisa Kaaren Bailey, Christianity’s Quiet Success: The Eusebius Gallicanus Sermon Collection and the Power of the Church in Late Antique Gaul (Notre Dame, 2010). 

Florentine Preachers

Daniel R. Lesnick, Preaching in Medieval Florence: The Social World of Franciscan and Dominican Spirituality (Athens, GA, 1989). 

Franciscan Preachers

J.-G. Bougerol, “Sermons inédits de maîtres franciscains du XIIIe siècle,” Archivum Franciscanum Historicum 81 (1988), 17-49. 

Major Studies concerning Franciscan and non-Franciscan Preaching during the Medieval and Early Modern Period

Timothy J. JohnsonFranciscans and Preaching: Every Miracle from the Beginning of the World Came about through Words (Leiden, 2012). 

D. L. D’Avray, The Preaching of the Friars: Sermons Diffused from Paris before 1300 (Oxford, 1985)

La predicazione dei frati dalla metà del ‘200 alla fine del ‘300. Atti del XXII Convegno internazionale, Assisi, 13-15 ottobre 1994 (Spoleto, 1995). 

Gregory the Great

J.-P. Bouhot, “Les homélies de Saint Grégoire le Grand: Histoire des textes et chronologie,” Revue Bénédictine 117 (2007), 211-60

Gregorii Magni Homiliae in Hiezechielem, ed. M. Adriaen, CCSL 142 (Turnhout, 1971). 

The Homilies of St. Gregory the Great on the Book of the Prophet Ezechiel, trans. Theodosia Gray (Etna, CA 1990). 

Gregorii Magni Homiliae in Euangelia, ed. Raymond Étaix, CCSL 141 (Turnhout, 1999). 

Gregory the Great. Forty Gospel Homilies, trans. David Hurst (Kalamazoo, 1990). 

Raymond Étaix, “Note sur la tradition manuscrite des «Homélies sur l’Evangile» de saint Grégoire le Grand,” in Grégoire le Grand. Actes du colloque international du CNRS, ed. Jacques Fontaine et al. (Paris, 1986), pp. 551-59. 

Raymond Étaix, “Répertoire des manuscrits des homélies sur l’Evangile de saint Grégoire le Grand,” Sacris Erudiri 36 (1996), 107-45.

A. DeLeeux, “Gregory the Great’s ‘Homilies on the Gospels’ in the Early Middle Ages,” Studi medievali, 3rd ser. 26.1 (1985), 855-69. 

Thomas N. Hall, “The Early English Manuscripts of Gregory the Great’s ‘Homilies on the Gospel’ and ‘Homilies on Ezechiel’: A Preliminary Survey,” in Rome and the North. The Early Reception of Gregory the Great in Germanic Europe, ed. Rolf H. Bremmer, Jr., Kees Dekker, and David F. Johnson (Paris, 2001), pp. 115-36. 

Sancti Gregorii Magni in Canticum Canticorum, ed. P.-P. Verbracken, CCSL 144 (Turnhout, 1963), pp. 1-46. 

Guerric of Igny

Jean Leclercq, “La collection des dermons de Guerric d’Igny.” Recherches De Théologie Ancienne Et Médiévale 24 (1957): 15-26. 

The Christmas Sermons of Bl. Guerric of Igny, trans Sr. Rosa of Lima (Trappist, KY, 1959). 

Guerric d’Igny: Sermons, 2 vols., ed. John Morson and Hilary Costello, trans. P. Deseille, Sources Chretiennes 166, 202 (Paris, 1970-73). 

Guerric of Igny, Liturgical Sermons, 2 vols., trans. by Monks at Mount St Bernard Abbey, Cistercian Fathers Series 8 and 32 (Shannon, Ireland, 1971). 

Simone KivenConcordance des sermons du Bienheureux Guerric, La documentation cistercienne 14 (Rochefort, 1975). 

Haymo of Auxerre

Homiliae de tempore, Patrologia Latina 118, cols. 11–746; Homiliae aliquot de sanctis, Patrologia Latina 118, cols. 747-804; Homiliae in aliquot epistolas Pauli, Patrologia Latina 118, cols. 803-816. 

Henri Barré, Les Homiliaires carolingiens de l’école d’Auxerre, Studi e Testi 225 (Rome, 1962). 

Dominique Iogna-Prat, “L’oeuvre d’Haymon d Auxerre. État de la question,” in L’École carolingienne d’Auxerre de Murethach à Rémi, 830-908, ed. Dominique Iogna-Prat, Colette Jeudy, and Guy Lobrichon (Paris, 1991), pp. 157-179. 

Ricardo Quadri, “L’omelario di Eirico di Auxerre,” in L’École carolingienne d’Auxerre, ed. Iogna-Prat et al., pp. 275-95. 

Raymond Étaix, “Les homéliaires carolingiens de l’école d’Auxerre,” in L’École carolingienne d’Auxerre, ed. Iogna-Prat et al., pp. 243-51. 

Heiric of Auxerre

Heirici Autissiodorensis Homiliae per circulum anni, ed. R. Quadri, 3 vols. CCCM 116 (Turnhout, 1992). 

See also the studies by Barré and Étaix cited under Haymo of Auxerre.

Hildegard of Bingen

Beverly Mayne Kienzle, Hildegard of Bingen and Her Gospel Homilies: Speaking New Mysteries, Medieval Women: Texts and Contexts 12 (Turnhout, 2009). 

Hrabanus Maurus

Homiliae de festis praecipuis, Patrologia Latina 110, cols. 9-134; Homiliae in Evangelia et epistolas, Patrologia Latina 110, cols. 135-467. 

Raymond Étaix, “Le receuil des sermons composé par Raban Maur pour Haistulfe de Mayence,” Revue des études augustiniennes 32 (1986), 124-37. 

Raymond Étaix, “L’homéliaire composé par Raban Maur pour l’empereur Lothaire,” Recherches augustiniennes 19 (1984), 211-40. 

Innocent III

Sermones de tempore, Patrologia Latina 217, cols. 313-450; Sermones de sanctis, Patrologia Latina 217, cols. 451-594; Sermones communes, Patrologia Latina 217, cols. 595-648; Sermones de diversis, Patrologia Latina 217, cols. 649-688. 

Innocenzo III, Sermoni (Sermones), ed. and trans Stanislao Fioramonti, Monumenta Studia Instrumenta Liturgica 44 (Vatican City, 2006). 

Irish Preachers

Irish Preaching 700-1700, ed. Alan J. Fletcher and Raymond Gillespie (Dublin, 2001). 

Martin McNamara, “Irish Homilies A.D. 600 – 1100,” in Via Crucis: Essays on Early Medieval Sources and Ideas in Memory of J. E. Cross, ed. Thomas N. Hall and Charles D. Wright (Morgantown, WVa, 2002), pp. 235–84. 

Alan J. Fletcher, Late Medieval Popular Preaching in Britain and Ireland: Texts, Studies, and Interpretations (Turnhout, 2009).

Isaac of Stella

Patrologia Latina 194, cols. 1689-1876. 

Isaak von Stella, Sermones – Predigten, trans. W. G. Buchmüller and B. Kohout-Berghammer, Fontes Christiani 51/1-3 (Turnhout, 2012-13). 

H. McCaffery, Isaac of Stella: Sermons on the Christian Year, Cistercian Fathers 11 (Kalamazoo, 1979). 

A. Hoste et al., Isaac de l’Étoile, Sermons, 3 vols. Sources chrétiennes 130, 207, 339 (Paris, 1967-87). 

Domenico Pezzini, Isacco della Stella, I Sermoni, Volume primo: Dalla Settuagesima alla Pentecoste (Milan, 2006). 

Domenico Pezzini, Isacco della Stella, I Sermoni, Volume secondo: Mariale – Santorale – Tempo ordinario (Milan, 2007). 

Jacobus de Voragine

Thesaurus des sermons de Jacques de Voragine

Iacobi de Vitriaco Sermones vulgares vel ad status. Prologus, I-XXXVI, ed. J. Longère, CCCM 255 (Turnhout, 2013). 

Iacopo da Varazze, Sermones Quadragesimales, ed. Giovanni Paolo Maggioni, Edizione nazionale dei testi mediolatini 13, serie I, 8 (Florence, 2005). 

Giovanni Paolo Maggioni, “Studio preliminare sulle raccolte di sermoni De sanctis di Iacopo da Varazze. Problemi di autenticità delle macrovarianti,” Filologia mediolatina, 12 (2005), 227-47. 

Stefania Bertini Guidetti, I « Sermones » di Iacopo da Varazze. Il potere delle immagini nel Duecento, Millennio Medievale, Studi 2 (Florence, 1998). 


Hieronymus: Homiliae, ed. G. Morin, B. Capelle, and J. Fraipont, CCSL 78 (Turnholt, 1958). 

The Homilies of Saint Jerome: 1-59, Homilies on the Psalms, trans. M. L. Ewald, Fathers of the Church 48 (Washington, D.C., 1964). 

The Homilies of Saint Jerome: 60-96, trans. M. L. Ewald, Fathers of the Church 57 (Washington, D.C., 1966). 

Johann Herolt

Ian D. K. Siggins, A Harvest of Medieval Preaching: The Sermon Books of Johann Herolt, OP (Discipulus) (2009). 

Leo the Great

Leo Magnus, Sermones, ed. A. Chavasse, Sancti Leonis Magni Romani Pontificis tractatus septem et nonaginta, CCSL 138 and 138a (Turnhout 1973). 

Sermons de Léon le Grand, trans. R. Dolle, 4 vols, 2nd ed., Sources chrétiennes 22bis, 49bis, 74bis, 200 (Paris, 1961-2003). 

Sermoni. Leone Magno, 4 vols., ed. and trans. M. Naldini et al., Biblioteca patristica 30, 31, 33, 38 (Fiesole, 1997-2001). 

Bernard Green, The Soteriology of Leo the Great (Oxford, 2008). Chaps. 4-5 cover the five cycles of sermons. 

Maurice de Sully

Patrologia Latina 205, cols. 

Jean Longère, Les sermons latins de Maurice de Sully, évêque de Paris († 1196). Contribution à l’histoire de la tradition manuscrite, Instrumenta Patristica 16 (Steenbrugge, 1988). 

Beata Spieralska, “Les sermons ad populum de Maurice de Sully et leur adaptation française : Introduction,”

Maximus of Turin

Maximi Episcopi Taurinensis Collectio sermonum antiqua, ed. A. Mutzenbecher, CCSL 23 (Turnhout, 1962). 

Clemens Weidmann, “Vier unerkannte Predigten des Maximus von Turin,” Sacris Erudiri 53 (2014), 99-130. 

The Sermons of St. Maximus of Turin, trans. Boniface Ramsay, Fathers of the Church 50 (New York, 1989). 

Massimo di Torino, Sermoni liturgici, trans. Milena Mariani Puerari (Milan, 1999). 

A. Mutzenbecher, “Bestimmung der echten Sermones des Maximus Taurinensis,” Sacris Erudiri 12 (1961), 197–293.

Marietta Cashen Conroy, Imagery in the Sermones of Maximus, Bishop of Turin, Patristic Studies 99 (Washington, D.C., 1965). 

Maximus Taurinensis, Sermones, ed. A. Mutzenbecher, CCSL 23 (Turnhout, 1962). 

Andreas Merkt, Maximus I. von Turin: Die Verkündigung eines Bischofs der frühen Reichskirche im zeitgeschichtlichen, gesellschaftlichen und liturgischen Kontext, Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae 40 (Leiden, 1997). 

Monastic Preachers

Beverly Mayne Kienzle, “The Twelfth-Century Monastic Sermon,” in The Sermon, ed. Kienzle, pp. 271-323 

Caroline Muessig, ed., Medieval Monastic Preaching (Leiden, 1998). 

Parisian Preachers

Nicole Bériou, L’avènement des maîtres de la Parole. La prédication à Paris au XIIIe siècle, 2 vols. Collection des Études Augustiniennes 31-32 (Paris, 1998). 

Peter Comestor

Patrologia Latina 171, cols. 476–81, 583–744 [attributed wrongly to Hildebert of Lavardin]; 198, cols. 1809–44. 

André Wilmart, “Les sermons d’Hildebert,” Revue Bénédictine 47 (1935), 12–51.

M.-M. Lebreton, “Recherches sur les manuscrits contenant des sermons de Pierre le Mangeur,” Bulletin d’information de l’Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes 2 (1953), 25–44.; “Additions et corrections,” 4 (1956), 35-36. 

Peter Lombard

The Sermons of Peter the Lombard: Text, Translation, and Commentary, 2 vols. ed. Lee M. Fratantuono and Stephen Maddux (Leuven, 2017).

I. Brady, Magistri Petri Lombardi Parisiensis episcopi Sententiae in IV libris distinctae, Spicilegium Bonaventurianum 4 (Grottaferrata, 1971), pp. 93-112. 

 Peter of Celle

Sermones, Patrologia Latina 202, cols. 637-926. 

Gerard De Martel, “Recherches sur les manuscrits des sermons de Pierre de Celle,” Scriptorium 33 (1979), 3-16. 

Gerard De Martel, Recherches sur les manuscrits des sermons de Pierre de Celle (Gand, 1979).  DOI : 10.3406/scrip.1979.1116

Petrus Chrysologus

Sermones, ed. Alexandre Olivar, CCSL 24, 24A, and 24B (Turnhout, 1975-82). 

Saint Peter Chrysologus, Selected Sermons and Letter to Eutyches, trans. George E. Ganss, Fathers of the Church 17 (Washington, D.C., 1953). 

Saint Peter Chrysologus, Selected Sermons, vols. 2-3, trans. William B. Palardy, Fathers of the Church 109-110 (Washington, D.C., 2004-05). 

Sancti Petri Chrysologi collectio sermonum, ed. Alexandri Olivar / San Pietro Crisologi Sermoni, trans. Gabriele Banterle et al., 3 vols., Scriptores circa Ambrosium / San Pietro Crisologo 1-3 (Milan, 1996-97). 

Alexandre OlivarLos sermones de San Pedro Crisologo: Estudio critico, Scripta et Documenta 13 (Montserrat, 1962). 

Alexandre Olivar, “Die Textüberlieferung der Predigten des Petrus Chrysologus,” in Texte und Textkritik: eine Aufstatzsammlung, ed. J. Dummer, Texte und Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der altchristlichen Literatur 133 (Berlin, 1987), pp. 469–87. 


Opera Quodvultdeo Carthaginiensi episcopo tributa, ed. R. Braun, CCSL 60 (Turnhout, 1976). 

Quodvultdeus of Carthage: The Creedal Homilies. Conversion in Fifth-Century North Africa, trans. Thomas Macy Finn, Ancient Christian Writers 60 (New York, 2004). 

Ranulphe de la Houblonnière

Nicole Bériou, La prédication de Ranulphe de la Houblonnière. Sermons aux clercs et aux simple gens à Paris au XIIIe siècle, 2 vols., Études augustiniennes (Paris, 1987). 

Stephen Langton

Johann Baptist Schneyer, “Eine Sermonesliste des Kardinals Stephan Langton Erzbischofs von Canterbury,” Recherches de théologie ancienne et médiévale 29 (1962), 159-205. 

Phyllis Barzillay Roberts, Studies in the Sermons of Stephen Langton, Studies and Texts 16 (Toronto, 1968). See esp. Ch. II, which includes “The Langton Sermons: A Bibliographical Survey,” pp. 23-27. 

Phyllis Barzillay Roberts, “Master Stephen Langton preaches to the People and Clergy: Sermon Texts from the Twelfth Century,” Traditio 36 (1980), 237-68. 

Stephen Langton: Selected Sermons, ed. P. B. Roberts, Toronto Medieval Latin Texts 10 (Toronto, 1980). 

Nicole Bériou, “La prédication d’Eteinne Langton. Un état de la question quarante ans après la thèse de Phyllis Roberts,” in Étienne Langton: Prédicateur, bibliste, théologien, ed. Louis-Jacques Bataillon, Nicole Bériou, Gilbert Dahan, and Riccardo Quinto, Bibliothèque d’histoire culturelle du moyen âge 9 (Turnhout, 2010), pp. 397-426. 

Thomas de Chobham

Thomas de Chobham, Sermones, ed. Franco Morenzoni, CCCM 82A (Turnhout, 1993). 

Franco Morenzoni, Des écoles aux paroisses. Thomas de Chobham et la promotion de la prédication au début du XIIIe siècle, Collection des Études Augustiniennes 30 (Paris, 1995). 

Thomas Aquinas

Sancti Thomae de Aquino Opera Omnia, 44/1: Sermones, ed. Louis-Jacques Bataillon (Rome, 2014). 

Thomas Aquinas. The Academic Sermons, trans. Mark-Robin Hoogland, Fathers of the Church, Medieval Continuation 11 (Washington D.C., 2010). 

Mark-Robin Hoogland, “Thomas the Preacher Rediscovered,” Jaarboek 2011 Thomas Instituut te Utrecht 31 (2011), 11-45. 

Louis-Jacques Bataillon, “Les sermons attribués à Saint Thomas. Questions d’authenticité,” in Thomas von Aquin. Werk und Wirkung im Licht neuerer Forschungen, ed. H. Zimmermann, Miscellanea Mediaevalia 19 (Berlin, 1988), pp. 325- 341. 

Jean-Pierre Torrell, Saint Thomas Aquinas, vol. 1: The Person and His Work, 2nd. ed., trans. Robert Royal (Washington, D.C., 2005). Includes “Brief Catalogue of the Works of Saint Thomas Aquinas,” pp. 330-60; 424-38. 

Randall B. Smith, Reading the Sermons of Thomas Aquinas: A Beginner’s Guide (Steubenville, OH, 2016). 

University Preachers

Phyllis B. Roberts, “Sermons and Preaching in/and the Medieval University,” in Medieval Education, ed. Ronald B. Begley and Joseph W. Kotersky (New York, 2005), pp. 83-98. 

Medieval Sermons and Society: Cloister, City, University, ed. Jacqueline Hamesse et al. (Louvain-La-Neuve, 1998). 

Jacqueline Hamesse, “La prédication universitaire,” in La predicazione dei frati dalla metà del ‘200 alla fine del ‘300. Atti del XXII Convegno internazionale, Assisi, 13-15 ottobre 1994 (Spoleto, 1995), pp. 47-80. 

M. M. Davy, Les sermons universitaires parisiens de 1230-1231; contribution à l’histoire de la prédication médiévale (Paris, 1931). 

William Peraldus

Thomas KaeppeliScriptores ordinis Praedicatorum Medii Aevi, 2 vols. (Rome, 1975), II, 133-52. 

Siegfried Wenzel, The Sermons of William Peraldus: An Appraisal (Turnhout, 2017). 

V.  Homiliaries

For an overview see Henri Barré, “Homéliaires,” Dictionnaire de Spiritualité 7 (1969), 597-606. For homiliaries down to Bede see Clavis Patrum Latinorum, pp. 652-54. See also the “Index collection, homiliarium, sermoniarum et codicum” in Machielsen, Clavis Patristica Pseudepigraphorum Medii Aevi IB, 1063-1115.

Réginald Grégoire, Homiliaires liturgiques médiévaux: Analyse des manuscrits (Spoleto, 1980). Inventories contents of the major homiliaries, including Paul the Deacon’s. Updated and expanded version of Grégoire’s Les homiliaires du Moyen Âge (Rome, 1966) , which is still of value for the texts published in the appendices.

Réginald Grégoire, “Les homéliaires liturgiques des églises d’Orient,” Parole de l’Orient 4 (1968), 37-53. 

Henri Barré, Les Homiliaires carolingiens de l’école d’Auxerre, Studi e Testi 225 (Rome, 1962). 

Raymond Étaix, Homéliaires patristiques latins. Receuil d’études de manuscrits médiévaux (Paris, 1994)

François Dolbeau, “Naissance des homéliaires et des passionaires. Une tentative d’étude comparative,” in Antiquité tardive dans les collections médiévales: textes et représentations, VIe-XIVe siècle (Rome, 2008), pp. 1-23. 

Germain Morin, Caesarii Arelatensis Sermones, CCSL 108 (Turnhout, 1953), pp. XXIV-CXXII, inventories homiliaries that contain homilies by Caesarius. 

Repertorio degli Omeliari del Medioevo (R.O.M.E.)

Medieval Miscellanies – Homiliaries

Omeliari in Scrittura beneventana

Marianne Pollheimer and Max Diesenberger, Der Prediger und sein Text: Predigthandschriften im frühmittelalterlichen Bayern

Gionata Brusa, “Gli omeliari della Biblioteca Capitolare di Vercelli,” Scrineum Rivista 10.10 (5 December 2013). 

VI.  The Pericope System

For an overview see Cyril Vogel, Medieval Liturgy: An Introduction to the Sources, trans. and rev. W. Storey and N. Rasmussen (Washington, D.C., 1981), ch. VII: The Liturgical Readings, pp. 291-56. 

Thales Database. Thesaurus Antiquorum Lectionariorum Ecclesiae Synagogaeque. Requires (free) registration.  Currently includes the following early lectionaries:  Bobbio Missal; Lectionary of Luxeuil; Mozarabic Lectionary; Comes Romanus Wirziburgensis; Comes of Murbach; Comes of Alcuin.

Stephan BeisselEntstehung der Perikopen des römischen Messbuches: Zur Geschichte der Evangelienbücher in der ersten Hälfte des Mittelalters (Rome, 1907), with comparative tables at pp. 157-92 and an index of pericopes at 197-211. 

Gerhard Kunze, Die gottesdienstliche Schriftlesung, 1: Stand und Aufgaben der Pericopenforschung, Veroffentlichungen der evangelischen Gesellschaft für Liturgieforschung, 1 (Göttingen, 1947). 

Hughes Olifant Old, The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Church, vol. 2: The Patristic Age (New York, 1998) ; vol. 3: The Medieval Church (New York, 1999).

Theodor Klauser, Das römische capitulare evangeliorum, Liturgiegeschichtliche Quellen und Forschungen 28 (Münster, 1935).

W. H. Frere, Studies in the Early Roman Liturgy, 2: The Roman Gospel-Lectionary; 3: The Roman Epistle-Lectionary, Alcuin Club Collections 30, 32 (London, 1934-35). 

Ursula Lenker, Die Westsächsische Evangelienversion und die Perikopenordnungen im angelsächsischen England (Munich, 1997).

G. Godu, “Epitres” and “Evangiles,” in Dictionnaire d’archéologie chrétienne et de liturgie 5/1, 345-344 and 852-923. 

Jean-Paul Bouhot, “Les lectionnaires latins,” in Christian-Bernard Amphoux and Jean-Paul Bouhot, La lecture liturgique des Épitres catholiques dans l’Église ancienne (Lausanne, 1996), pp. 239-282. Covers Roman, Spanish, and Gallican lectionaries; with an appendix on the sermons of Augustine.

VII.  English Translations

Hermann Josef Sieben, Kirchenväterhomilien zum Neuen Testament: Ein Repertorium der Textausgaben und Übersetzungen, mit einem Anhang der Kirchenväterkommentare, Instrumenta Patristica 22 (Steenbrugge, 1991).  

The Sunday Sermons of the Great Fathers, 4 vols., trans. M. F. Toal (Chicago, 1958-63). The Works of Saint Augustine: A Translation for the 21st Century, trans. Edmund Hill, ed. John E. Rotelle (Brooklyn, 1990-97).  Includes the sermons: pt. 3, v. 1. Sermons on the Old Testament, 1-19 — pt. 3, v. 2. Sermons on the Old Testament, 20-50 — pt. 3, v. 3. Sermons on the New Testament, 51-94 — pt. 3, v. 4. Sermons on the New Testament, 94A-147A — pt. 3, v. 5. Sermons on the New Testament, 148-183 — pt. 3, v. 6. Sermons on the liturgical seasons, 184-229 — pt. 3, v. 7. Sermons on the liturgical seasons, 230-272B — pt. 3, v. 8. Sermons on the saints, 273-305A — pt. 3, v. 9. Sermons on the saints, 306-340A — v. 10. Sermons on various subjects, 341-400 — pt. 3, v. 18. Expositions of the Psalms, 73-98.

Basil the Great, Homilies on the Hexaemeron (NPNF series)

Hilary of Poitiers, Homilies on the Psalms (NPNF series)

For others search the LC subject heading “Sermons, English—Translations from Latin.”

VIII.  Exempla

BIBLIEX: Bibliographie européenne des exempla

RELEX: Ressources en ligne des exempla

Thesaurus Exemplorum Medii Aevi. Allows searches by collection, “notebook” (published indices such as Aarne-Thompson, Tubach, etc.), Tubach number, word(s) of summary and keywords.

Frederic C. Tubach, Index exemplorum: A Handbook of Medieval Religious Tales, Folklore Fellows Communications 86, no. 204 (Helsinki, 1969). 

Claude Bremond, Jacques Le Goff, and Jean-Claude Schmitt, L’ “Exemplum”,  Typologie des sources 40 (Turnhout, 1982). 

Exempel und Exempelsammlungen, ed. W. Haug and B. Wachinger (Tübingen, 1991). 

Jacques Berlioz et al., Les exempla médiévaux. Introduction à la recherche suivie des tables critiques de l’Index exemplorum de Frederic C. Tubach (Carcassonne, 1992).

Les Exempla médiévaux: Nouvelles perspectives, ed. Jacques Berlioz and Marie Anne Polo de Beaulieu (Paris, 1998). 

Michael Menzel, Predigt und Geschichte: Historische Exempel in der geistlichen Rhetorik des Mittelalters (Vienna, 1998). Chap. V surveys exempla collections up to the 13th century and from the 13th to the 14th century (organized theologically, by estates, alphabetically, or chronologically).  

J.-Th. Welter, L’exemplum dans la littérature religieuse et didactique du moyen âge (Paris, 1927). 

Louis-Jacques Bataillon, “Similitudines et exempla dans les sermons du XIIIe siècle,” in The Bible in the Medieval World: Essays in memory of Beryl Smalley, ed. K. Walsh and D. Wood, Studies in Church History, Subsidia 4 (Oxford, 1985), 191-205. 

Rudolf Schenda, “Stand und Aufgaben der Exemplaforschung,” Fabula 10 (1969). 

Christoph Daxelmüller, “Zum Beispiel: Eine exemplarische Bibliographie (Teil I-III),” Jahrbuch für Volkskunde N.F. 13 (1990), 218-40; N.F. 14, (1991), 215-40; N.F. 15 (1992), 223-44. 

Viktoria Smirnova, “L’exemplum médiéval dans une perspective codicologique (XIIIe-XVe siècle),” Revue Mabillon n.s. 24 (2013), 27-59. 

Jean-Claude Schmitt, Prêcher d’exemples: récits de prédicateurs du Moyen Age (Paris, 1985). 

Le récit exemplaire (1200-1800). Actes du XXIIIe colloque internationale de la Société d’analyse de la topique romanesque, ed. Véronique Duché-Gavet et Madeleine Jeay (Paris, 2011). 

Some major medieval collections:

Corpus Christianorum, Continuatio Mediaevalis, Exempla Medii Aevi, gen. ed. Jacques Berlioz, Marie Anne Polo de Beaulieu, and Jean-Claude Schmitt (Turnhout, 2002- ): 1: Stephani de Borbone, Tractatus de diversis materiis predicabilibus, Prologus, Prima Pars, De dono timoris, ed. Jacques Berlioz and Jean-Luc Eichenlaub, CCCM 124 (2002) ; 2: Collectaneum exemplorum et visionum Clarevallense. E codice Trecensi 946, ed. O. Legendre, CCCM 208 (2005) ; 3: Stephanus de Borbone, Tractatus de diuersis materiis predicabilis, Tertia pars, ed. Jacques Berlioz, CCCM 124B (2006) ; 4: Humbertus de Romanis, De dono timoris, ed. Christine Boyer, CCCM 218 (2008) ; 5: Collectio exemplorum Cisterciensis, in codice Parisiensi 15912 asservata, ed. J. Berlioz and M. A. Polo de Beaulieu, CCCM 243 (2012) ; 6: Arnoldus Leodiensis, Alphabetum narrationum, ed. Elisa Brilli, with Jacques Berlioz and Marie Anne Polo de Beaulieu, CCCM 160 (2015). 

Thomas Frederick Crane, The Exempla, or Illustrative Stories from the Sermones Vulgares of Jacques de Vitry (London, 1890). 

Caesarius of Heisterbach, Dialogus miraculorum, ed. Joseph Strange

The Dialogue on Miracles. Caesarius of Heisterbach (1220-1235), trans. H. von E. Scott and C. C. Swinton Bland, 2 vols. (London, 1929). 

Césaire de Heisterbach en Ligne.

Liber Exemplorum Ad Usum Praedicantium Saeculo XIII Compositus a Quodam Fratre Minore Anglico De Provincia Hiberniae, ed. A. G. Little (Aberdeen, 1908). 

See also Kaske, Medieval Christian Literary Imagery, pp. 88-89; Berlioz, Identifier sources, pp. 211-22; Mantello and Rigg, Medieval Latin, pp. 582-88.

IX.  Preachers’ Manuals

Harry Caplan, Mediaeval artes praedicandi (New York, 1934). ; with A Supplementary Handlist (New York, 1936). 

Th.-M. Charland, Artes praedicandi: Contribution à l’histoire de la rhétorique au Moyen Age (Paris, 1936). 

Marianne G. Briscoe and Barbara H. Jaye, Artes praedicandi and Artes orandi, Typologie des sources 61 (Turnhout, 1992). 

Siegfried WenzelMedieval ‘Artes Praedicandi’: A Synthesis of Scholastic Sermon Structure (Toronto, 2015). 

Siegfried Wenzel, The Art of Preaching: Five Medieval Texts and Translations. (Washington, D.C., 2013). 

Some Major Collections:

Thomas de Chobham, Summa de arte praedicandi, ed. Franco Morenzoni, CCCM 82 (Turnhout, 1988). 

Ranulf Higden. The Ars componendi sermones, ed. Margaret Jennings (Leiden, 1991). 

Phyllis Roberts, “The Ars praedicandi in the Medieval Sermon,” in Preacher, Sermon and Audience in the Middle Ages, ed. Caroline Muessig (Leiden, 2002), pp. 41-62. 

Christina von Nolcken, “Some Alphabetical Compendia and How Preachers Used Them in Fourteenth-Century England,” Viator 12 (1981), 271-88. Includes a list of manuscripts and printed texts cited in the article with select bibliography. 

H. G. Pfander, “The Medieval Friars and Some Alphabetical Reference-Books for Sermons,” Medium Ævum 3 (1934),19-29. 

Mary E. O’Carroll, A Thirteenth-Century Preacher’s Handbook: Studies in MS Laud Misc. 511, Studies and Texts 128 (Toronto, 1997). 

Charles D. Wright:

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