IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1022: Wycliffite Spirituality

Wednesday 15 July 2009, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Paulist Press, New Jersey
Organiser:J. Patrick Hornbeck II, Department of Theology, Fordham University, New York
Moderator/Chair:Mishtooni Carys Anne Bose, Christ Church College, University of Oxford
Paper 1022-aThe Law of Love: The Philosophical Basis of Wycliffe's Moral Theology
(Language: English)
Stephen Lahey, Department of Classics & Religious Studies, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Index terms: Sermons and Preaching, Theology
Paper 1022-bThe Spirituality of Wycliffite Writings in English
(Language: English)
Fiona Somerset, Department of English, Duke University, North Carolina
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 1022-cSpirituality in Heresy Trials
(Language: English)
J. Patrick Hornbeck II, Department of Theology, Fordham University, New York
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Religious Life
Abstract

The papers in this session will explore various dimensions of the (heretofore neglected) spirituality of the Wycliffite or Lollard dissenters of late medieval England. Participants are co-editors of a volume of translations of Wycliffite texts, entitled ‘Wycliffite Spirituality’, to be published in 2010 by Paulist Press; their papers will explore the positive spirituality to be discerned in Wycliffe’s sermons, the vernacular writings of Wycliffe’s followers, and the trials of suspected heretics.