IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 504: Early Medieval Christianity: Ideas and Practices

Tuesday 8 July 2008, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:St Andrews' Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Organiser:Frances Andrews, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Christine Rauer, School of English, University of St Andrews
Paper 504-aThe Topography of the Heavenly Jerusalem: The Relationship between Civitas and Temple in Insular Sources
(Language: English)
Melanie C. Maddox, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Old English, Mentalities
Paper 504-bInfernal and Diabolical Imagery in Anglo-Saxon Charters
(Language: English)
Petra Hofmann, St Andrews' Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Language and Literature - Old English, Mentalities, Religious Life
Paper 504-cAugustine, the Carolingian Renaissance, and the Nature of the Soul
(Language: English)
Symke Haverkamp, School of Classics, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Mentalities, Religious Life, Theology
Abstract

The three papers in this session explore different aspects of religious thought and practice in the early middle ages, all of which are concerned with the nature of the after life and how to get there: writers’ responses to biblical images of heaven, to Augustine’s approach to the soul, and, in a more pragmatic vein, in the use of anathemas.