IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1116: Youth and Age in Byzantine Hagiography and Monasticism

Wednesday 13 July 2005, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Université de Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Organiser:Michel Kaplan, UFR d'histoire, Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Moderator/Chair:Michel Kaplan, UFR d'histoire, Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Paper 1116-aSaints although Children in 6th- and 7th-Century Byzantium
(Language: English)
Michel Kaplan, UFR d'histoire, Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Hagiography, Religious Life
Paper 1116-bLes âges de la vie dans l'hagiographie féminine byzantine
(Language: Français)
Nathalie Delierneux, Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Hagiography, Religious Life
Paper 1116-cL'âge d'entrée dans les monastères byzantins (XIIe-XVe siècles): théorie et pratique
(Language: Français)
Diane Pasquier-Chambolle, Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Monasticism, Religious Life
Abstract

As a second christian initiation, ascetic or monastic experience would suppose a long training, at the end of which sanctity would be come possible. Nevertheless, theories about the grace of God imply a kind of predestination to sanctity, which needs to come to light from childhood. How much this question was risen in the Byzantine world will be the subject of this session centring on the ages of life in byzantine monasticism and hagiography.