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From Pulpit to Fiction

Sermonic Texts and Fictive Transformations


Allen P. Smith

Contents: Augustine, Rhetoric and the Sermon – The First Chapter of the Gospel of Mark – The Acts of the Apostles and the Sermon of Saint Stephen – John Chrysostom: ‘Homily Delivered after the Remains of Martyrs’ – Meister Eckhart: ‘Intravit Iesus in castellum, et mulier quaedam, Martha nomine, excepit illum’ – Martin Luther’s Sermon on the Tenth Sunday after Trinity – Joseph Butler: ‘Upon the Ignorance of Man’ – Charles Haddon Spurgeon: ‘The New Year’s Guest’ – Laurence Sterne: ‘The Levite and His Concubine’ and ‘The Abuse of Conscience’ – Herman Melville: Father Mapple’s Sermon in Moby-Dick – John Updike: A Month of Sundays.