This is an anthology of representative sermons preached in Christian churches during the period from the second century up to the Reformation. In this respect, it is a unique volume of sermons, for the great Christian leaders of the Middle Ages are more renowned for their theological works and missionary endeavors than for their homiletic ability. Accordingly, most volumes of sermons are by fairly modern or contemporary divines. This volume has a lengthy introduction which points up the significance of the sermonic material reproduced and the contribution made by each individual to homiletics. Among the old-time preachers whose sermons are included in this volume are: Origen, Augustine, deLille, Thomas Aquinas, Bernard of Clairvaux, Francis of Assisi, Bonaventura and Wyclif. Ministers and teachers of homiletics will find this volume of great interest. There is much more solid material in these sermons than in most of those preached today. However, there is lacking the popular appeal of the best sermons one hears from the modern pulpit.