IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 810: Lay Piety and Religious Practice

Tuesday 13 July 2004, 16.30-18.00

Moderator/Chair:Ian Levy, Lexington Theological Seminary, Kentucky
Paper 810-aThe Lord's Day in East and West in the Medieval Era
(Language: English)
Anne-Maree Hope, Griffith University, Brisbane
Index terms: Religious Life, Theology
Paper 810-bThe Uses of the Vernacular in the Works of Meister Eckhart and Henry Suso
(Language: English)
Steven P. Rozenski, Institut für Deutsche Sprache und Literatur, Universität Köln
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Theology
Paper 810-cRolle's New Language of Contemplation: A Clash of Mystical Cultures?
(Language: English)
Louise Nelstrop, Royal College of Nursing Research Institute
Index terms: Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Theology

session grouped by Frans van Liere (10/11/03):
Abstract paper -a:
This paper examines the concept and observance of the Lord’s Day in Eastern Medieval Christianity in contrast to that of the West. The process of the Sabbatization of the Lord’s Day in the West during the Medieval era has been well researched and documented. Little literature is available, however, about the concept and observance of the Lord’s Day in Eastern Christianity; in which its symbolic nature as the Eighth Day – or age to come – was emphasised. These different approaches to the Lord’s Day are typical of the overall different approaches of the Eastern and Western Church.
Abstract paper -b:
This paper examines the uses of the vernacular in the sermons and treatises of the Dominican theologians Meister Eckhart, Heinrich Seuse, and Johannes Tauler. Stemming from contemporary work on the role of the vernacular in Middle English texts, this essay investigates the influence that language choice itself plays in the rapidly expanding world of Middle High German theology at the beginning of the fourteenth-century.