|The Blickling MS is dated AD 971 within the folios. The style of the homilies therein, however, differs strongly from that of Ælfric's Catholic Homilies, which were revised shortly before. Rev. R. Morris has compared the two collections,|
and rather positions the creation of the Blickling texts in the 9th century, due to the longer and more complicated sentences and the more archaic vocabulary which agrees with that of the 9th century.
As the title suggests, the
|main theme of Homily X is clearly apocalyptic. Signs in the world persuade the author of the imminent end of this world. But it is not yet too late, he explains. Sinners, both living and dead, can still be saved. The fixation of the fate of the individual is not placed at death, but at the Last Judgement itself.|
|Old English Version|