IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1007: Exploring Apostolicity, I: Problems in and Perspectives on the Religious Traditions of the French Realm

Wednesday 13 July 2005, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Samantha Kahn Herrick, Department of History, Syracuse University, New York
Moderator/Chair:Anne-Marie Helvétius, amhelvetius@univ-paris8.fr
Paper 1007-aL'apostolicité de saint Martial
(Language: Français)
Edina Bozóky, Centre d'Etudes Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale, Université de Poitiers
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Religious Life
Paper 1007-bInventing Apostles in Hagiography of Medieval France
(Language: English)
Samantha Kahn Herrick, Department of History, Syracuse University, New York
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Religious Life
Paper 1007-c'Fastus Pseudoapostolorum': Dominicans and Heretics in 13th-Century France
(Language: English)
Lucy Sackville, Exeter College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching
Abstract

The notion of apostolicity looms large in religious traditions of medieval France. It served to discredit heretics, promote local saints, and trump rivals. The concept itself remains unclear, however, as do its uses and implications. This panel examines apostolicity from three angles: the political context behind one apostolic cult, a survey of apostolic claims in hagiography over time, and the contested rhetoric of apsotolicity among preachers. Together the three papers articulate the problem of apostolicity, explore its importance in the kingdom of France, and trace its implications both for medieval France and for medieval scholarship.