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IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 1121: The Role of Exegesis in Medieval Culture, II: The Great Code in the Carolingian Era

Wednesday 12 July 2006, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Brill Academic Publishers
Organisers:Christine Feld, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge
Ineke van 't Spijker, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Christine Feld, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge
Paper 1121-aExegesis and Spirituality: Paschasius Radbertus and the Language of the Inner Self
(Language: English)
Kelly Guenther, Department of History, University of York
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 1121-bL'onction royale dans les livres de Samuel et son commentaire dans l'exégèse carolingienne
(Language: Français)
Caroline Chevalier-Royet, Université Paris IV - Sorbonne
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Political Thought, Theology
Paper 1121-cLe traitement de la question du siège de l'âme dans le corps par les exégètes carolingiens: de l'autorité à la controverse
(Language: Français)
Pierre Boucaud, Université Paris IV - Sorbonne
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Philosophy, Theology

The focus of the second session is Carolingian exegesis, showing again exegesis as a mode of thinking in the broadest sense of the word. Far from being a simple repetition of patristic sources, biblical exegesis was one of the main theatres where theological and spiritual issues and developments were reflected and articulated, absorbing and reworking older, e.g. Augustinian, sources. Contemporary philosophical concerns were also elaborated within an exegetical mode, and exegesis was a field where the issues of general cultural and political importance were raised and confronted.