|MediŠval preachers and mediŠval preaching: A series of extracts, translated from the sermons of the middle ages, chronologically arranged; with notes and an introduction|
|John Mason Neale|
| London: J. C. Mozley, 1856
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The chapter on the sermons of St Antony of Padua (1195-1231 CE) shows the use of bestiary stories for the purposes of preaching.
Sermon titles include "The Saints compared to Eagles", 'Penitents are compared to Elephants", 'The Apostles are compared to Ichneumons", 'Hypocrites are compared to Hyaenas", 'Penitents are compared to Bees", 'Merciful Men are compared to Cranes", 'Sinners are compared to Hedgehogs".
340 p. (chapter on St Antony p. 219 - 250).