IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 223: The Formation of the Religious Self, II: Reception and Transformation

Monday 14 July 2003, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Bert Roest, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Ineke van 't Spijker, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Ineke van 't Spijker, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge
Paper 223-aNovice Training and Religious Education in the Mendicant Orders (13th-15th Centuries)
(Language: English)
Bert Roest, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Index terms: Education, Language and Literature - Latin, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 223-bMonastic Traditions in the Religious Pedagogy of the Modern Devotion
(Language: English)
Koen Goudriaan, Opleiding Geschiedenis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Index terms: Education, Language and Literature - Dutch, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Paper 223-cReconstruction and Representation of 'Medieval Interiority' in Modern Scholarship
(Language: English)
Peter Raedts, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Index terms: Education, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Monasticism, Religious Life

In line with the session ‘The Formation of the Religious Self I’, this session traces the formative elements in later medieval religious pedagogical traditions, showing how the high medieval monastic discourses on the composition of ‘homo interior’ were received and transformed in the mendicant orders and in the modern devotion movement, and how nineteenth-century mediaevalists reconstructed such visions to shape their own essentialist interpretation of the Middle Ages.