IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 1203: Written Inside and Outside, II: Tradition, Exegesis, and Theology

Wednesday 9 July 2008, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Ineke van 't Spijker, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Eva de Visscher, Oriel College, University of Oxford
Paper 1203-aLe souverain dans l'exégèse carolingienne
(Language: Français)
Caroline Chevalier-Royet, Université Paris IV - Sorbonne
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Political Thought, Theology
Paper 1203-bThe Sentences of Anselm of Laon, between Exegesis and Theology
(Language: English)
Cédric Giraud, Université de Nancy II
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Theology
Paper 1203-c'Et uidi librum scriptum intus et foris': Aspects on Interpretational Strategies in the Glossa ordinaria on the Bible
(Language: English)
Alexander Andrée, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, Downtown
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Theology
Abstract

This session explores the use made by Carolingian exegetes, especially Raban Maur, of the patristic exegesis, for the sake of a ‘politial theology’ relevant for their own time, in which an ideal of kingship is constructed which combines worldly leadership and spiritual vocation; it then turns to the way in which 12th-century scholars, especially Anselm of Laon and Gilbert the Universal made use of the earlier tradition in the development of their interpretational strategies for the sake of their own original exegesis, and how in Anselm’s work biblical commentary and theology were at the same time closely related and yet clearly distinguishable, the sentences representing an original form of teaching in the 12th-century schools and offering answers to practical and theological questions.