23. Preacher: Augustine and His Congregation

  1. Mark Vessey
  1. Hildegund Müller

Published Online: 2 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255483.ch23

A Companion to Augustine

A Companion to Augustine

How to Cite

Müller, H. (2012) Preacher: Augustine and His Congregation, in A Companion to Augustine (ed M. Vessey), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255483.ch23

Editor Information

  1. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Author Information

  1. University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405159463

Online ISBN: 9781118255483



  • Augustine as preacher, and his congregation;
  • Augustine the teacher, and as preacher, a similarity apparent;
  • Augustine's homiletic technique, tracing the roots;
  • Augustine's appointment as a preacher, a concerted action;
  • De doctrina christiana, being destined for Augustine;
  • Augustine's chosen literary forms;
  • Augustine's sermons, consistency in style and form;
  • orality, precondition for Augustinian homiletic production;
  • Augustinian sermon, constant flux of subject matter


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • External Parameters

  • Theory

  • Further Reading