Alan of Lille and the art of preaching in the twelfth century
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Alan of Lille and the art of preaching in the twelfth century by John Moore Trout

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Published in New Brunswick, N.J .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Alanus, -- de Insulis, -- d. 1202,
  • Preaching

Book details:

The Physical Object
Paginationv, 273 leaves.
Number of Pages273
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15449947M

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  Alan's handbook came at a time when the making of sermons was becoming a more precise art. After analyzing what preaching is, who should preach and to whom, why, when, and where, Alan offers a set of fascinating chapters that suggest texts and sermon materialsAuthor: Alan of Lille. Alan of Lille was a notable figure in the second half of the twelfth century as a theologian and as a poet and he has seemed as rich and individual a writer to modern Pages: Preaching was a much admired, much studied, and much practiced art by both abbots and secular clergy. This handbook designed for training future preachers gives moderns an insight into the technique and the content of those twelfth-century sermons. A product of the cathedral schools that played a foundational role in the so-called Twelfth-Century Renaissance, Alan of Lille was renowned for the vast learning which earned him the title of Doctor writings include many significant contributions to the development of systematic theology, but he was also the most important Latin poet of his time, the great age of Medieval Latin.

The Art of Preaching Alan Of Lille The art of preaching had become a highly formal science by the late twelfth century. Taught at universities of western Europe, the meticulous construction of sermons satisfied a scholastic desire for order and exactness. Alan of Lille, the Doctor. Abstract. Alan of Lille, writing his Latin Liber de planctu naturae (Book Concerning the Complaint of Nature henceforth Complaint) in the twelfth century, sexualizes grammatical terms to a degree unthinkable in the English language. 1 Inspired by Boethius’s dream vision, the Consolation of Philosophy, Alan’s poem comprises a dialogue of alternating passages of unmetered and metered. The important preaching textbook by Alan of Lille (ca. –), The Art of Preaching (late twelfth century), advocated sermons for all classes of persons; the work is discussed by Edwards, A. This book presents a study of twelfth-century humanism seen as an all-embracing discourse in which the human and the divine interact on equal terms. The book focuses on a number of twelfth-century intellectuals, especially Thierry of Chartres, Peter Abelard, William of Conches, Bernard Silvestris, and Alan of Lille.

  Alan of Lille was a notable figure in the second half of the twelfth century as a theologian and as a poet and he has seemed as rich and individual a writer to modern scholars as he did to his own contemporaries. This study examines his work as a whole, in an attempt to set his well-known literary achievement in the context of his theological Format: Paperback.   The first book to treat the interrelatedness of grammar and sex in the medieval period in any real depth is Jan Ziolkowski’s Alan of Lille’s Grammar of Sex: The Meaning of Grammar to a Twelfth-Century Intellectual. Ziolkowski’s core argument remains indisputable: because grammar was understood to have a strong ethical dimension in the Middle Ages, and because grammar was thought . The romantic tale of Peter Abelard and Heloise has been widely known for centuries. The legend relates in part to the letters exchanged between the two, years after Abelard had been castrated at the behest of Heloise''s vindictive uncle, Fulbert. These "personal" letters form the basis for bestselling compilations of works by Abelard and Heloise in translation, such as the recently revised. Alan of Lille (also Alain de Lille or Alanus ab Insulis) Source: The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French Author(s): John Marenbon (d. )wrote many works of practical and speculative theology, as well as the De planctu naturae.