IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 209: The Pontificate of Pope John XXII, I: The Problem of the Franciscan Order

Monday 11 July 2005, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Organiser:Melanie Brunner, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Neslihan Şenocak, Department of History, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta (Gazimaðusa)
Paper 209-aMagister Studium vs. Domina Paupertas: Corrupt Practices Related to Learning, Education, and Books in the Medieval Franciscan Order
(Language: English)
Neslihan Şenocak, Department of History, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta (Gazimaðusa)
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Paper 209-bPope John XXII, Propaganda and Enforcement
(Language: English)
David L. D'Avray, Department of History, University College London
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Rhetoric
Paper 209-cPope John XXII and the Michaelists: The Problem of Evangelical Poverty in Quia vir reprobus
(Language: English)
Melanie Brunner, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism
Abstract

The poverty controversy was and remains one of the most controversial aspects of the pontificate of John XXII. This session looks at the conflict from the papal rather than Franciscan view-point, examining abuses of the Franciscan vow of poverty which made an intervention by John XXII necessary. It also explores the influence of the Franciscan Cardinal Bertrand de la Tour on papal policies towards the Franciscans, and discusses the pope’s attitude towards Franciscan poverty in his last bull to deal with the topic. Overall, the session will therefore provide a new view of both the controversy and the papal decision.