IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 316: Generations in the Cloister, II

Monday 11 July 2005, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Sonderforschungsbereich 'Institutionalität und Geschichtlichkeit', Technische Universität Dresden
Organiser:Annette Kehnel, Abteilung Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Universität Mannheim
Moderator/Chair:Gert Melville, Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte, Katholische Universität, Eichstätt / Institut für Geschichte, Technische Universität, Dresden
Paper 316-aDer Austausch zwischen Alt und Jung im Spiegel spätmittelalterlicher Dekalogauslegungen
(Language: Deutsch)
Gabriela Signori, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Index terms: Anthropology, Gender Studies, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 316-bForever Young: The Biblical Metaphor 'God's Children' in the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Hubertus Lutterbach, Katholische Theologie, Universität Duisburg-Essen
Index terms: Anthropology, Mentalities, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 316-c'Children of God': The History of an Idea from Augustine to William of Ockham
(Language: English)
Timothy Gorringe, Department of Theology, University of Exeter
Index terms: Mentalities, Philosophy, Religious Life, Theology
Abstract

The session deals with age related aspects of the vita religiosa in general, with the use of generation metaphors in the context of medieval religious life in particular. Papers will be given on the concept of spiritual childhood and the rejuvenating aspects of the monastic vows, deal with aspects of motherhood and fatherhood, both spiritual and temporal, with expected behaviour and role modells for young and old, and finally with the concepts of old age in 13th century theology.