This article assesses the use of the Sermon on the Mount, especially the beatitudes, by mendicant preachers in the later Middle Ages. Focusing on Francis of Assisi, Bonaventure, Thomas Aquinas and Bernardino of Siena it examines how the beatitudes were employed by preachers in their sermons and teachings. Through an analysis of mendicant usage of the beatitudes, aspects of the practical and moral applications of the Sermon on Mount in the Middle Ages are examined and put into historical and theological context.
|Translated title of the contribution||Preaching the Beatitudes in the Late Middle Ages: Some Mendicant Examples|
|Pages (from-to)||136 - 150|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Studies in Christian Ethics|
|Publication status||Published - May 2009|