Mike Aquila at The Way of the FathersÂ has passed on some information about 6 new and previously unknown sermons from St. Augustine. Aquila quotesÂ Constanze Witt of the Department of Classics at the University of Texas:
Not all sensational finds come out of the ground! Augustine scholars will be delighted at the news of 6 previously unknown sermonsâ€™ being discovered through a library â€œexcavationâ€ in Erfurtâ€™s Bibliotheca Amploniana. Isabella Schiller and colleagues from the Austrian Academy of Sciences discovered these works while studying an 800-year-old manuscript in the summer of 2007.
Concealed in a medieval parchment manuscript amongst 70 other religious texts are ca. 26 sermons attributed to Augustine, 3 of them on brotherly love and alms-giving. These were known previously only by their titles cited in Possidiusâ€™ Indiculum. One sermon is on the martyrs Perpetua and Felicitas, and another on the recently martyred Cyprian, the latter of which condemns the copious drinking that took place on saintsâ€™ feast days. The final sermon deals with resurrection of the dead and biblical prophecies.
You can see 24 images of this codex here, andÂ Aquila’s whole post has some more information.