Beyond his undeniable importance as a writer and philosopher, Ramon Llull (c. 1232-1315) devoted some of his works (mainly in the last years of his live) to preaching.
According to Llull’s point of view, preaching was part of his Logic System, so his sermons are mainly based in logic and rational arguments rather than auctoritates and exempla. Even the Bible is hardly quoted in Ramon Llull’s sermons, which usually have no thema.
His main works referring to preacing and sermons are:
- Liber de praedicatione (Latin). Montpellier, 1304. ROL IV.
- Liber de praedicatione contra Iudaeos (Latin), Barcelona, 1305.
- Sermones contra Averroes (Latin), 1311.
- Llibre de virtuts e de pecats (=Art major de predicació) (Catalan sermons, later translated into Latin as Ara maior praedications). Catalan version at NEORL, Llibre de virtuts e de pecats, vol. I. 2nd ed., 2008.
- There is only one extant manuscript of the catalan text (Barcelona, BC, 2021).
- Summa Sermonum: Seven books of sermons. Appear in same manuscript than
- Art abreujada de predicació, Mallorca, 1313. 136 sermns. ROL, vol. XVII.
- Badia, Lola, Santanach, Joan, Soler, Albert, Ramon Llull As a Vernacular Writer: Communicating a New Kind of Knowledge. Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2016. (GoogleBooks)
- Cabre, Lluís , “Homilètica lul·liana: context i públic a l’ombra de l’Art”, Studia lulliana, 40, 2000,
- Johnston, Mark D., The Evangelical Rhetoric of Ramon Llull: Lay Learning and Piety in the Christian West Around 1300, Oxford University Press, 1996. (GoogleBooks)