Preaching the Beatitudes in the Late Middle Ages: Some Mendicant Examples

CA Muessig

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Abstract

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 contributionPreaching the Beatitudes in the Late Middle Ages: Some Mendicant Examples
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136 - 150
Number of pages15
JournalStudies in Christian Ethics
Volume22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2009

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Publisher: Sage Publications

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