IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 621: Theological Thinking in Early Medieval Ireland

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Katja Ritari, Department of Comparative Religion, University of Helsinki
Moderator/Chair:Jacqueline Borsje, Research Institute for Culture & History, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 621-aTheology of Holiness in Irish Hagiography
(Language: English)
Katja Ritari, Department of Comparative Religion, University of Helsinki
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Celtic, Theology
Paper 621-bÁileran’s Interpretatio mystica et moralis de progenitorum Iesu Christi: Text and Context
(Language: English)
Laura Peelen, Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Language and Literature - Celtic, Theology
Paper 621-cLoaves, Fishes, Otters, and Hermits: Some Theological Implications of an Iconographic Motif on Folio 34r of the Book of Kells (the 'Chi-Rho' page)
(Language: English)
Tomás O'Sullivan, Department of Theological Studies, Saint Louis University, Missouri
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Language and Literature - Celtic, Theology
Abstract

The papers in this session will explore different aspects of early medieval Irish theology. The sources discussed in the session include a relatively unknown exegetical tract, hagiographical works, and iconographic evidence, none of which have received much attention as sources of theology. The aim is to focus on the forms of theological writing on one hand, and on the contents and range of Irish theology on the other. So questions relating both to the genres of theological writing and to their contents will be discussed.