This multivolume work by Hughes Oliphant Old canvasses the history of preaching from the biblical period through modern times. These books explore the theme of preaching as Christian worship, looking especially at how preaching throughout history has been done as a sacred service.
This new addition to Old's acclaimed study of the history of preaching focuses on the Middles Ages. Surveying the development of preaching over the span of a thousand years, Old explores the preachers of sixth-century Byzantium, the church's mission to the barbarians, the preaching of the gospel during Charlemagne's Holy Roman Empire, the era of the great monastic orders, and the prophetic preachers of Renaissance Italy.
Giving special attention to preaching greats like Bernard of Clairvaux and Bonaventure, Old provides extensive analyses of several sermons from the period in order to show how the church presented the gospel in this little-known era.