Vernacular Theology

Vernacular Theology

Dominican Sermons and Audience in Late Medieval Italy

eBook - 2013
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This book examines the audiences and languages of Dominican sermons in late medieval Italy. It is a thorough analysis of how Latinate theological culture interacted with popular religious devotion. In particular it assesses the role of vernacular theology. Eliana Corbari defines vernacular theology as a form of theology that is based neither on a Latin scholastic model nor a monastic one. It is a "third dimension" of theology which was accessible to the laity, and in particular women, through their attendance at sermons and the reading of vernacular devotional works (in this case, medieval Ita.
Publisher: Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, ©2013
ISBN: 9783110240337
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 248 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Corbari, Eliana


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