On the indexing of sermons

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Nov 24 2013 5:26 PM

I just ran into an example of how the pros (The University of Hull) does it and thought it was as interesting comparison to the Logos implementation. I'm sure there are many other models - this is simply the one I ran across:

(http://www.hull.ac.uk/middle_english_sermons/cam-corpus-282.php)

Sermon Description: Bodl/Holkham 40/022

OCCASION

Second Sunday after Easter.

HEADING/TITLE

Þe Secunde Sunday Gospel aftyr Esteren. Ion þe x.

THEME

Ego sum pastor bonus et cognosco oues [Io 10:11].

LENGTH

46v–49r.

INCIPIT

Ego sum pastor bonus et cognosco oues, et cetera. Ihesus seyde vnto his disciplis, 'Ich am a good herdeman. Þe goode herdeman 3eueþ his soule for his scheep. Þe marchaunt, whan he seþ þe wolf comen, he fleþ, for hym nys nou3t of his scheep. He fleþ whan he seþ þe wolf comen, and his scheep disparpleþ ouer al. Ich a good herdeman and wel knowe my scheep and þei me, as my fader knoweþ me and ich my fader forsoþe. And for my scheep I sette my soule. And oþere Ich haue in oþer stede, and hem me byhoueþ to bryngen, and þei schul here my voyce for to werchen, and þan on þat day schal [ben] on folde and on herdeman.'

EXPLICIT

Hou hope 3e þat 3e schal brennen þat take þe goodes þat 3e wel wot and ne 3elde hem nou3t, whan Seynt Furci for for3etynge of þat he had taken ri3tfulliche had such penaunce? And þerfore amendeþ 3ou for Godes loue, þat 3e may be goode kepers. And takeþ so of 3oure scheep þat 3e may 3elde 3ouseluen and hem to God. Amen.

SUMMARY

[The gospel of Io 10:11–16, the good shepherd, is given in English, followed by comment and interpretation.] [47r] Christ is the good shepherd who feeds the soul with spiritual understanding and the body with material food; he feeds both with his flesh and blood. Those who are shepherds within the Church should feed souls with God's word and bodies with material goods so that both are preserved. Those who do not feed their sheep with either words or deeds will be answerable for their deaths. Christ says that the good shepherd should be prepared to give his soul for his sheep, as he himself did. As the body dies through nature, the soul dies through sin. Many shepherds slay their souls through their evil will or, like merchants, they love gold and silver more than their sheep. [47v] They allow their sheep to be ravished by the wolf (the devil and his followers). The devil separates the sheep by tempting them to different sins and the merchant flees, allowing his flock to remain in sin. There are many such shepherds who take the fruit of their flock but do not teach them. Through the prophet God tells his priests how to act; those who do not feed their sheep will suffer eternal pain. Bad shepherds slay the fat sheep (do not chastise the rich or take a reward to forgive their sins); they slay the sick when they do not teach sinners or those in despair. [48r] All those who take holy orders and all who have 'more cunnyng þan oþer' are obliged to teach others and turn them away from sin. Christ knows his sheep and he has corrected their faults. However one's priest is, this is how he ought to be. Those who wish to know Christ must follow his example. Those who are good and do good are his sheep.

Christ orders people to be obedient to their shepherd and provide him with sustenance so that he may do God's work. The priest is a father who consoles, intercedes and chastises; to dishonour a priest is to dishonour God. Priests too must behave as they ought [48v] because they will be judged elsewhere for their conduct here. [An exemplum is given concerning a priest's vision of hell and heaven.] [Ex 1] Thus priests who live on alms and ought to pray for people should think about what end they will come to if they take more than they ought and do not repay it with prayers or give it [49r] to the poor.

BIBLICAL CITATIONS

Io 10:11; Io 10:11–16; Ez 34:2–4; Ez 34:10; I Io 2:6; I Io 2:4; cf. Hbr 13:7; Lc 10:16; Mt 10:40.

PROPER NAMES

St Fursey.

PLACE NAMES

Knaresborough.

CONCEPTS

Priesthood.

EXEMPLA

[Ex 1] When an old priest in Knaresborough 'wiþinne þe see' was dying, a young man [angel] took him to see hell. The priest saw souls being tormented by others' pains and a devil threw a soul at him accusing him of killing it. The soul burned his shoulder and he recognised it as that of a man for whom he had forgotten to discharge his responsibilities regarding the man's will. The angel showed the old priest a small part of heaven and then returned him to his body. Everyone marvelled because he had been dead three days. He lived a righteous life from then on and became St Fursey. The burn mark remained on his shoulder as proof of his story.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Blumreich 2002:196–206.

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MJ. Smith:
interesting comparison

Not exactly sure what you're comparing. Are you saying we should use the digit "3" instead of the letter "ȝ" (yogh) when encoding Middle English texts? Wink

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 25 2013 12:12 PM

Bradley Grainger (Logos):
Are you saying we should use the digit "3" instead of the letter "ȝ" (yogh) when encoding Middle English texts? Wink

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