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Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199653782

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.001.0001

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Thomas of Chobham, Summa de arte praedicandi, CA. 1220

Thomas of Chobham, Summa de arte praedicandi, CA. 1220

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(p.614) Thomas of Chobham, Summa de arte praedicandi, CA. 1220
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Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric
Author(s):
Rita Copeland, Ineke Sluiter
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0038

This chapter discusses Summa de arte praedicandi (Summa of the Art of Preaching), written by Thomas of Chobham (sometimes called Thomas of Salisbury) around 1220. Summa de arte praedicandi, one of the first examples of the new genre of ars praedicandi, demonstrates how to conceive the production of sermons in both theological and literary terms. Its treatment of allegory is particularly indebted to the Allegoriae super tabernaculum Moysi of Peter of Poitiers. Summa de arte praedicandi also deals with the rhetoric of Scripture, in which it finds grammatical figures and tropes.

Keywords:   ars praedicandi, sermons, Summa de arte praedicandi, Thomas of Chobham, allegory, Allegoriae super tabernaculum Moysi, rhetoric, Scripture, figures, tropes

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