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Title: Peter Damian's Sermon 63 on John the Evangelist in Middle Dutch
Subtitle: With an Edition of Ms. Sint-Truiden, Instituut voor Franciscaanse Geschiedenis, a21, f. 53vb-63rb
Author(s): BIESHEUVEL, Ingrid , HAMBURGER, Jeffrey F. , SCHEEPSMA, Wybren
Journal: Ons Geestelijk Erf
Volume: 79 Issue: 3 Date: September 2008
Peter Damian’s sermon 63 on St. John the Evangelist, which interrelates the themes of his virginity and his close relationship with Christ, had an signifi cant impact on the mystical theology of the Late Middle Ages. One of the very few of Damian’s sermons that was translated into the vernacular, inter alia, into Middle High German and Old French. A complete translation of the same sermon into Middle Dutch survives in a single fi fteenth-century manuscript from the Beghards of Maastricht, which is introduced and edited here.