Svensk medeltida predikan på S:t Olofsdagen

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29 sermons for the celebration of the Norwegian St. Olof/Olaf (July 29) have been preserved in medieval manuscripts of Swedish provenance. 27 of these were composed by friars of Vadstena Abbey. The article discusses what they tell us about the Saint, what sources the preachers used, and which characteristics of the Saint they emphasize. Finally, the main contents of a sermon on St. Olaf by the Vadstena friar Johannes Borquardi are related by way of example.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Religious Studies
  • Specific Literatures
  • History


  • hagiography, sermons, preaching, Middle Ages, St. Olaf, St. Olof
Original languageSwedish
Title of host publicationPilgrim S:t Olof 800 år
EditorsLars Eric Axelsson, Lars Jönsson
PublisherSimrishamns pastorat & Killans bönegård
ISBN (Print)978-91-637-5640-5
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Practical Theology (015017062)