Frei Luís de Granada : sermões para o povo português


  • Maria Idalina Resina Rodrigues


This paper analyses the Spanish editions and translations of two works by Friar Luís de Granada, written perhaps in Portuguese (Compendio de doctrina Christãa and Treze sermões), and published in a single volume in 1559, as well as his homilies. We explore the general thematic lines, how the texts are organized and, especially, the strategies of argumentation and persuasion, particularly prevalent in the latter texts. We then seek to specify the ethical, affective and pragmatic aspects and the rhetorical figures used to consolidate them. To conclude, reference is made to Friar
Luís’s opinion on the importance of the sermon within mass liturgy.