IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 123: The Formation of the Religious Self, I: The Composition of the Inner Man

Monday 14 July 2003, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Bert Roest, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Ineke van 't Spijker, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Rodney M. Thomson, School of History & Classics, University of Tasmania
Paper 123-a9th-Century Reception of Augustine's De Trinitate
(Language: English)
Kelly Guenther, Department of History, University of York
Index terms: Education, Language and Literature - Latin, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 123-bThe Doubts of Otloh of St Emmeram: Intellectual Temptation and Sacred Reading in the 11th Century
(Language: English)
Hannah Williams, Department of History, University of Manchester
Index terms: Education, Language and Literature - Latin, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 123-cMonastic Exegesis and the Illusion of Interiority
(Language: English)
Marinus Burcht Pranger, Department of Theology, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Education, Language and Literature - Latin, Monasticism, Religious Life
Abstract

It has been widely acknowledged that in the eleventh and twelfth centuries there is a new emphasis on interiority in religion. This emphasis is reflected in the religious and monastic pedagogy of the period. However, the meaning of the notion of interiority is not clear. In this session the issue of interiority is the focus of a range of questions: what is the role of (Augustinian) tradition, what is the significance of inwardness in pre-eleventh-century religion; what are its meanings in the eleventh and twelfth centuries.