14th Century Oxford Theology Online

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Postilla or Explanation of Sunday's Readings

This Postilla illustrates very well Johannes Hus’s life and thought, which is of central importance for all Hussite literature, both Bohemian and Latin. It follows the form of traditional preaching of the period: a single selection or extract of the Bible is given along with some explanation of vocabulary, following which there is exposition on matters of the faith, chiefly addressing matters of the moral life. The particular volume presented here is the "Štĕpán Family Bible," printed in 1542 in Czech. Through the Josef Štĕpán Family Foundation’s kind auspices, the Postilla has now been made available to the larger scholarly world.

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