Session 1016: Heresy and Bodily Practice, I: Heresy as Disease or Poison
Wednesday 15 July 2009, 09.00-10.30
|Moderator/Chair:||Iona McCleery, Institute for Medieval Studies / School of History, University of Leeds|
|Paper 1016-a||Saving Faith in Languedoc: The Dominican Practice of Medieval 'Doctors of Souls'|
Index terms: Monasticism, Rhetoric, Sermons and Preaching
|Paper 1016-b||Homines sub habitu religionis aquas inficiebant et potiones imponebat in Gerona (Spain) in 1348: An Example of Clergy Bad Image|
Index terms: Local History, Mentalities, Religious Life, Social History
The papers in this session explore the ways in which discourses about heresy, conceived in various contexts as a failure to accede properly to the spiritual and the good of the soul, drew on the language and imagery of physical disease.