Sermons and Homilies

I.  Bibliographies

II.  Surveys, Handbooks, and Collections

III.  Repertories

IV.  Some Major Preachers and Preaching Traditions

Homilies For Major Feasts and Topics

[under construction 2019]

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: Medieval Studies. 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. 

Pietro Delcorno, “Late Medieval Preaching,” Oxford Bibliographies: Medieval Studies.

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

PredMed: A Research Net about Medieval Preaching around the Mediterranean. Includes Bibliographies on “Christian Preaching in Iberia”; “Muslim and alhamiado sermons”; and “Jewish Preaching in Iberia” as well as on “Iberian Preachers”; “Italian Preachers”; “French Preachers”; Byzantine Preachers”; and “Muslim Preachers.”

Prêcher en chapitre. La prédication en chapitre général dans les ordres religieux médiévaux contains a Bibliographie.

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; Nicole Bériou in Berlioz, Identifier sources, pp. 201-210; Beverly Mayne Kienzle and David 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). .

Hughes Oliphant Old, The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church (Grand Rapids MI, 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), 121-35. 

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). 

Predicazione e sistemi giuridici nell’Occidente medievale / Preaching and legal Frameworks in the Middle Ages, Reti Medievali E-Book 32, ed. Laura Gaffuri and Riccardo Quinto (Florence, 2018).

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

Speculum sermonis: Interdisciplinary Reflections on the Medieval Sermon, ed. Georgiana Donavin, Cary J. Nederman, and Richard Utz (Turnhout, 2004).

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

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

La parole du prédicateur, Ve-XVe siècles, ed. R. M. Dessi and M. Lauwers, Collection d’études médiévales de Nice, 1 (Nice, 1997).

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 University, 1983). 

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

Laura Gaffuri, “La prédication en Italie (XIIe-XVe siècle),” in Cultures italiennes, (XIIe-XVe s.), ed. Isabelle Heullant-Donat (Paris, 2000), pp. 193-238.

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.

Louis-Jacques Bataillon, La prédication au XIIIe siècle en France et Italie, ed. David D’Avray and Nicole Bériou (Aldershot, 1993).

Louis-Jacques Bataillon, “De la lectio à la praedicatio. Commentaires bibliques et sermons au XIIIème siècle,” Revue des sciences philosophiques et théologiques 70 (1986), 559-74.

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

Nicole Bériou, “La prédication aux derniers siècles du Moyen Age,” Communications 72 (2002), 113-27.

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 


Patristic Sermons in the Middle Ages

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.

Patristic Sermons in the Middle Ages. The Dissemination, Manipulation and Interpretation of Late-antique Sermons in the Medieval Latin West édition électronique d’un corpus de sermons latins médiévaux

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. 

Louis-Jacques Bataillon, “Compléments au Repertorium de Schneyer: II,” Medieval Sermon Studies 45 (2001), 11-39.

Louis-Jacques Bataillon, “Sermons rédigés, sermons réportés (XIIIe siècle),” Medioevo e Rinascimento 3 (1989), 69-86.

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, which also includes broader bibliographies on some of the patristic and medieval writers below, where the focus is specifically on their sermon or homilies. 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.

Raphaël RichterÉdition de 23 sermons du manuscrit autographe d’Adémar de Chabannes, BNF lat. 2469, ff. 1-76 (ca. 1030) (unpubl. thesis, École nationale des chartes, Paris, 2003).

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. 

Michael Frassetto, “Resurrection of the Body: Eleventh-Century Evidence from the Sermons of Ademar of Chabannes,” The Journal of Religious History 26 (2002), 235-49.

Michael Frassetto, “The Sermons of Ademar of Chabannes and the Origins of Medieval Heresy” (unpublished PhD diss., University of Delaware, 1993).

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


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). 


Aelred de Rievaulx, Sermons. La collection de Reading (sermons 85-182), Corpus Christianorum in Translation 20, ed. G. Raciti, G. de Briey, and X. Morales (Turnhout, 2015).

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). 

Aelred of Rievaulx, The Liturgical Sermons: The Durham and Lincoln Collections, Sermons 47-84, trans. Kathryn Krug et al., Cistercian Fathers 80 (Collegeville MN, 2019).

Aelred of Rievaulx, Homilies on the Prophetic Burdens of Isaiah, trans. Lewis White, Cistercian Fathers 83 (Collegeville MN, 2018).

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


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-

G. Raciti, “Deux collections de sermons de saint Aelred—une centaine d’inédits—découvertes dans les fonds de Cluny et de Clairvaux,” Collectanea Ciscterciensia 45 (1983), 165-84.

B. P. McGuire, “A Changed Face of Aelred? a New Attribution of Sermons to the Abbot of Rievaulx,” The Downside Review, 103 (1985), 147-50.

Anthony of Padua


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

St. Antoine de Padoue – Sermons des dimanches et des fêtes: 5. Index biblique, analytique, bestiaire et lexiques, ed. Valentin Strappazzon (Paris, 2014).


Anthony of Padua, Sermones for the Easter Cycle, ed. Charles McCarron and George Marcil (Bonaventure NY, 1994).

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

Saint Anthony of Padua, Sermons for Sundays and Festivals, 4 vols., trans. Paul Spilsbury (Padua, 2007-10).

The Sermons of Saint Antony of Padua (trans. Spilsbury)

Sermoni di sant’Antonio


Paul Spilsbury, “The Concordance of Scripture: The Homiletic and Exegetical Methods of St Antony of Padua” (unpubl. DPhil thesis, University of Bristol, 1999).

Gilbert Dahan, “L’exégèse d’Antoine de Padoue et les maîtres de l’école biblique-morale (fin XIIe-début XIIIe début XIIIe siècle),” Euphrosyne n.s. 24 (1996), 341-73.



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.

Eric Rebillard, “Augustine,” Oxford Bibliographies.


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). 


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)


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

Shari Boodts and Anthony Dupont, “Augustine of Hippo,” in Preaching in the Patristic Era: Sermons, Preachers, and Audiences in the Latin West, ed. Anthony Dupont et al., A New History of the Sermon 6 (Leiden, 2018), pp. 177-97.

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 (Turnhout, 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 (Turnhout, 2012). 

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

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

Hubertus R. Drobner, “The Chronology of St. Augustine’s Sermones ad populum II: Sermons 5 to 8,” Augustinian Studies 34 (2003), 49-66.

Hubertus R. Drobner, “The Chronology of Augustine’s Sermones ad populum III: On Christmas Day,” Augustinian Studies 35 (2004), 43-53.

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. 

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, 2013).  

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). 

Pseudo-Augustine (Sermones ad fratres in eremo)

Patrologia Latina 40, cols. 1233–1358. 

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

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. 

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. 

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). 

Claudio Moreschini, “La traduzione di Rufino dalle Omelie di Basilio. Motivi e scopi di una scelta”, in La traduzione dei testi religiosi. Atti del convegno tenuto a Trento il 10-11 febbraio 1993, ed. Claudio Moreschini and Giovanni Menestrina, Religione e cultura 6 (Brescia, 1994), pp. 127-47.

Heinrich Marti, “Vom Schicksal des Basileios im Westen: Beobachtungen zu Rufins Predigt-Übersetzungen,” Museum Helveticum 57 (2000), 166-72. 

Michel Huglo, “Les anciennes versions latines des homélies de saint Basile”, Revue Bénédictine 64 (1954), 129-32.

Andrea Salvini, “Sulla tecnica di traduzione dal greco in latino nelle Homiliae Morales di Basilio-Rufino”, Studi Classici e Orientali 46 (1998), 845-89.


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: Medieval Studies.

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).

Guido Hendrix, Conspectus bibliographicus sancti Bernardi ultimi patrum 1989-1993, Recherches de théologie ancienne et médiévale, Supplements 2, 2nd ed. (Leuven, 1995).

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

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

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


Sancti Bernardi Opera, 8 vols., ed. Jean Leclercq and Henri Rochais (Rome, 1957–77). 

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 MI, 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 MI, 2007). 

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

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

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

Magnificat: Homilies in Praise of the Blessed Virgin Mary, trans. Marie-Bernard Saïd, Cistercian Fathers Series 8 (Kalamazoo MI, 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 MI, 1981). 


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 Medievale Reprints 3 (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 Bonaventurae Sermones Dominicales, ed. J.-G. Bougerol, Bibliotheca Franciscana Medii Aevi 27 (Grottaferrata, 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.   Most of these are excerpts from Bruno’s gospel commentaries.

Réginald Grégoire, Bruno de Segni, exégète médiéval et théologien monastique (Spoleto, 1965), pp. 83-95. 

Cappadocian Preachers

See also Basil the Great.

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

Fr. Maximos Constas, “The Cappadocian Fathers (A Bibliography).”

Caesarius of Arles


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


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.


Caesarius of Arles: Sermons, 3 vols., 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). 


Nicolas De Maeyer and Gert Partoens, “Preaching in Sixth-Century Arles. The Sermons of Bishop Caesarius,” in Preaching in the Patristic Era: Sermons, Preachers, and Audiences in the Latin West, ed. Anthony Dupont et al., A New History of the Sermon 6 (Leiden, 2018), pp. 198-231.

Lisa Kaaren Bailey, “Scripture in the Sermons of Caesarius of Arles,” Early Medieval Europe 26 (2018), 42-60. Part of a themed special issue, “The World of Caesarius of Arles.”

Lisa Bailey, “These are Not Men: Sex and Drink in the Sermons of Caesarius of Arles,” Journal of Early Christian Studies 15 (2007), 23-43.

Igor Filippov, “Legal Frameworks in the Sermons of Caesarius of Arles,” Medieval Sermon Studies 58 (2014), 65-83,

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. 

William E. KlingshirnCaesarius of Arles: The Making of a Christian Community in Late Antique Gaul (Cambridge, 1994).

Cistercian Preachers

See also the 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. Carolyne 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


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. 


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). 

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), 105-10.


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


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), pp. 454-76.

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).   Available online at CELT.

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. 

Katja Ritari, Pilgrimage to Heaven: Eschatology and Monastic Spirituality in Early Medieval Ireland, Studia Traditionis Theologiae 23 (Turnhout, 2016), pp. 47-90.

Ruth Murphy, “Bibliography of Columbanus.”

Dominican Preachers

See also the separate entries on Iohann Herolt, Thomas Aquinas, Jacobus de Voragine, 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). 

Christ among the Medieval Dominicans. Representations of Christ in the Texts and Images of the Order of Preachers, ed. Kent Emery Jr. and Joseph Wawrikow (Notre Dame IN, 1998).

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 IN, 2010). 

Florentine Preachers

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

Aléssio Alonso Alves, “Sermons, Preaching, and Liturgy: Practices, Research Methods, and the Case of Giordano da Pisa,” Medieval Sermon Studies 62 (2018), 3-16.

Peter HowardBeyond the Written Word: Preaching and Theology in the Florence of Archbishop Antoninus 1427–1459, Quaderni di “Rinascimento” 28 (Florence, 1995).

Franciscan Preachers

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, The Medieval Franciscans 7 (Leiden, 2012). 

D. L. D’Avray, The Preaching of the Friars: Sermons Diffused from Paris before1300 (Oxford, 1985)

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

J. O’Malley, “Preaching before Trento: The Franciscan Contribution,” in I frati minori fra ’400 e ’500Atti del XII Convegno della società Internazionale di Studi francescani, Assise, 18-20 oct. 1984 (Assise, 1986), pp. 27-50.

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

William Hopkins Campbell, “Franciscan Preaching in Thirteenth-Century England: Sources, Problems, Possibilities” (unpubl. PhD diss., University of Toronto, 2012).

Bert Roest, “Female Preaching in the Late Medieval Franciscan Tradition,” Franciscan Studies 62 (2004), 119-54.

Andrew ReevesReligious Education in Thirteenth-Century England: The Creed and Articles of Faith (Leiden, 2015), pp. 89-129.

Gregory the Great


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

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


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

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. 

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. 


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

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


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

A. DeLeeux, “Gregory the Great’s ‘Homilies on the Gospels’ in the Early Middle Ages,” Studi medievali, 3rd ser. 26 (1985), 855-69. 

Guerric of Igny


Guerric von Igny/Bibliographie, Bibliographia Cisterciensis. Cistercian Bibliography Online


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

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


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

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


John Morson, Christ the Way: The Christology of Guerric of Igny , Cistercian Publications (Kalamazoo MI, 1978).

John Morson and H. Costello, “Who Was Guerric of Igny?,” The Downside Review 84 (1966), 57-75. 

Annie Noblesse-Rocher, L’expérience de Dieu dans les sermons de Guerric, abbé d´Igny (XIIe siècle), Patrimoines christianisme (Paris, 2005).

Jean Leclercq, “La collection des sermons de Guerric d’Igny,” Recherches de théologie ancienne et médiévale 24 (1957), 15-26. 

Basil Pennington, “Guerric of Igny and his Sermons for the Feast of the Assumption,” Studia Monastica 12 (1970), 87-95.

Basil Pennington, “Together unto God, Contemplative Community in the Sermons of Guerric of Igny, ” Studia Monastica 14 (1974), 75-89.

Thomas Merton, “The Christmas Sermons of Blessed Guerric,” Collectanea ordinis Cisterciensium reformatorum 17 (1955), 229-44.

Thomas Merton, “Guerric of Igny´s Easter Sermons,” Cistercian Studies 7 (1972), 85-95.

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. 

Christoph Galle, “Raban Maur’s Sermon Collections and their Sources: A Study of the Manuscripts from the Monastery in Fulda, Medieval Sermon Studies 62 (2018), 61-81.

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 MI, 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

Editions and Translations:

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. René 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). 


Bronwen Neil, Leo the Great (London, 2009). 

Trevor Jalland, The Life and Times of Leo the Great (London, 1941). 

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

Bronwen Neil, “Leo Magnus,” in Preaching in the Latin Patristic Era: Sermons, Preachers, Audiences, ed. Anthony Dupont, et al., A New History of the Sermon 6 (Leiden, 2018), pp. 327-46.

Maurice de Sully

Patrologia Latina 205 

Maurice de Sully (Arlima bibliography)

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). 

Sermons for the Liturgical Year, ed. and trans. Hugh Bernard Feiss, Ronald Pepin and Maria Rebbert, Victorine Texts in Translation 8 (Turnhout, 2018). Includes five sermons by Maurice de Sully.

Frans van Liere,  and Franklin T. Harkins, Interpretation of Scripture: Practice: A Selection of Works of Hugh, Andrew, Richard, and Leonius of St Victor, and of Robert of Melun, Peter Comestor and Maurice of Sully, Victorine Texts in Translation 6 (Turnhout, 2019). Translates Sermon 35, pp. 471-74.

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

Beata Spieralska-Kasprzyk, “Prêcher sur le prêche. La réflexion de Maurice de Sully sur l’importance et la nature de la prédication,” Medieval Sermon Studies 61 (2017), 73-80.

C. A. Robson, Maurice of Sully and the Medieval Vernacular Homily (Oxford, 1952).

Maximus (I.) 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). 


Clemens Weidmann, “Maximus of Turin. Two Preachers of the Fifth Century,” in Preaching in the Patristic Era: Sermons, Preachers, and Audiences in the Latin West, ed. Anthony Dupont et al., A New History of the Sermon 6 (Leiden, 2018), pp. 347-72.

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). 

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 

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

Oxford Preachers

Beryl Smalley, “Oxford University Sermons,” in Essays in Honour of R. W. Hunt, ed. J. J. G. Alexander and M. T. Gibson (Oxford, 1976), pp. 307-27.

Parisian Preachers

See also Victorine 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). 

Louis-Jacques Bataillon, “Sermoni e orazioni d’ambiente universitario parigino nel sec. XIII,” Documenti e studi sulla tradizione filosofica medievale 5 (1994), 297-329.

Palémon Glorieux, “Sermons universitaires parisiens de 1267-1268,” Recherches de théologie ancienne et médiévale 16 (1949), 40-72.

Peter Comestor

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

P. H. Tibber, “The Origins of the Scholastic Sermon, c. 1130-c. 1210” (DPhil thesis, Oxford University, 1984)., pp. 290-339, analyzes Comestor’s standard sermon collection.

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, 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). 

Petrus Chrysologus


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

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). 


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). 


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. 

Franco Sottocornola, L’anno liturgico nei sermoni di Pietro Crisologo: ricerca storico-critica sulla liturgia di Ravenna antica (Cesena, 1973).

Alexandre Olivar, Los Sermones de San Pedro Crisólogo: Estudio Critico (Montserrat, 1962).

Nathan J. Ristuccia, “Law and Legal Documents in the Sermons of Peter Chrysologus,” Journal of Late Antiquity 4 (2011), 124-56.

Ruggero Benericetti, Il Cristo nei sermoni di S. Pier Crisologo (Cesena, 1995).

Bogusław Kochaniewicz, La Vergine Maria nei sermoni di San Pietro Crisologo (Rome, 1998).


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). 

Scholastic Preachers

Louis-Jacques Bataillon, “Early Scholastic and Mendicant Preaching as Exegesis of Scripture,” in Ad Litteram. Authoritative Texts and Their Medieval Readers, ed. Mark D. Jordan and Kent Emery Jr. (Notre Dame IN, 1992), pp. 165-98.

P. H. Tibber, “The Origins of the Scholastic Sermon, c. 1130-c. 1210” (DPhil thesis, Oxford University, 1984). Covers inter alia Robert Pullen, Peter Lombard, Peter Comestor, Hilduin, Peter of Poitiers, Steven Langton and Prevostin of Cremona.

Stephen Langton

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

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. 

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. 325-41. 

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). 

Victorine Preachers

Sermons for the Liturgical Year, ed. and trans. Hugh Bernard Feiss, Ronald Pepin and Maria Rebbert, Victorine Texts in Translation 8 (Turnhout, 2018).

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). 

Andrew ReevesReligious Education in Thirteenth-Century England: The Creed and Articles of Faith (Leiden, 2015), pp. 97-114.

Homilies for Major Feasts and Topics



The “Index sermonum de tempore” in the Patrologia Latina database lists the following Rogationtide sermons: In Rogationibus, seu Litaniis.–Abaelardus, CLXXVIII, 489. S. Augustinus, XXXIX, 2076, 2078, 279. S. Bernardus, CLXXXIII, 297, 298. Guerricus, CLXXXV, 151. Hildebertus. CLXXI, 567, 572, 574, 577. Honorius, CLXXII, 297. S. Martinus, CCVIII, 1009, 1035. Petrus Comestor, CXCVIII, 1775. Wernerus, CLVII, 961, 964. The “Index homiliarum de tempore” lists the following homilies for the vigil of the Ascension (also Rogation Wednesday): In Vigilia Ascensionis.–Godefridus, CLXXIV, 861. Paulus Winfridus, XCV, 1339. Rabanus Maurus, CX, 226, 228. Radulphus Ardens, CLV, 1906, 1911.

Marianne Pollheimer, “Preaching Romanness in the Early Middle Ages: The Sermon De litaniis from the Eusebius Gallicanus Collection,” Early Medieval Europe 22 (2014), 419-32.

Avitus of Vienne, “Homily 6 on Rogations,” trans. Danuta Shanzer and Ian Wood in Avitus of Vienne:  Letters and Selected Prose (Liverpool, 2002), pp. 381-90.

Nathan J. RistucciaChristianization and Commonwealth in Early Medieval Europe: A Ritual Interpretation (Oxford, 2019).

Jean Leclercq, “Pour l’histoire de deux processions,” Ephemerides liturgicae 62 (1948), 83-88.

Thomas N. Hall and Nathan Ristuccia; “A Rogationtide Sermon from Eleventh-Century Salisbury,” Revue Bénédictine 123 (2013), 42-64.

Paul W. Robinson, “Sermons on the Lord’s Prayer and the Rogation Days in the Later Middle Ages,” in A History of Prayer: The First to the Fourteenth Century, ed. Roy Hammerling (Leiden, 2008), pp. 441-62.



David D’AvrayMedieval Marriage Sermons: Mass Communication in a Culture without Print (Oxford, 2001).

David D’Avray and M. Tausche, “Marriage Sermons in Ad Status Collections of the Central Middle Ages,” Archives d’histoire doctrinale et litteraire du moyen âge 47 (1980), 71-119.

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

Andrew Galloway, “Marriage Sermons, Polemical Sermons, and The Wife of Bath’s Prologue: A Generic Excursus,” Studies in the Age of Chaucer 14 (1992), 67-79.

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.

A. G. Martimort, Les lectures liturgiques et leurs livres, Typologie des sources du moyen âge occidental 64 (Turnhout, 1992), pp. 77-96.

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. 

Nicole Bériou, “Les prologues de recueils de sermons latins, du XIIe au XVe siècle,” in Les prologues médiévaux, ed. Jacqueline Hamesse (Turnhout, 2000), pp. 395-426.

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. 

A. G. Martimort, Les lectures liturgiques et leurs livres, Typologie des sources du moyen âge occidental 64 (Turnhout, 1992).

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. 239-82. 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 du moyen âge occidental 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). 

C. Delcorno, Exemplum e letteratura tra medieoevo e rinascimento (Bologna, 1989).

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), pp. 191-205. 

Rudolf Schenda, “Stand und Aufgaben der Exemplaforschung,” Fabula 10 (1969), 69-85. 

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). 

Stefano Mula, “Twelfth‐ and Thirteenth‐Century Cistercian Exempla Collections: Role, Diffusion, and Evolution,” History Compass 8 (2010), 903-12.

Markus Schürer, Das Exemplum oder die erzählte Institution. Studien zum Beispielgebrauch bei den Dominikanern und Franziskanern des 13. Jahrunderts (Berlin, 2005).

Peter von Moos, Geschichte als Topik. Das rhetorische Exemplum von der Antike zur Neuzeit und die Historiae im “Policraticus” Johanns von Salisbury (Hildesheim, 1988).

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 and 7: Stephani de Borbone, Tractatus de diversis materiis predicabilibus, ed. Jacques Berlioz and Jean-Luc Eichenlaub, CCCM 124, 124A, 124B (2002-16) ; 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). ; 8: Herbert of Clairvaux, Liber visionum et miraculorum Clarevallensium, ed. Giancarlo Zichi, Graziano Fois, and Stefano Mula, CCCM 277 (2017).

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

The Art of Cistercian Persuasion in the Middle Ages and Beyond: Caesarius of Heisterbach’s Dialogue on Miracles and Its Reception, ed. Victoria Smirnova, Marie Anne Polo de Beaulieu, and Jacques Berlioz (Leiden, 2015).

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

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

Siegfried Wenzel, The Art of Preaching: Five Medieval Texts and Translations. (Washington, D.C., 2013).   Includes a bibliography of “Modern Editions and Translations of Artes Praedicandi,” pp. 256-60.

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

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). 

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 Barzillay 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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