IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1110: Political Use of the Accusation of Heresy, II

Wednesday 15 July 2009, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Thomas M. Izbicki, Alexander Library, Rutgers University, New Jersey
Moderator/Chair:Thomas M. Izbicki, Alexander Library, Rutgers University, New Jersey
Paper 1110-aMuslim Heresies: Islamic Mirrors for Princes and Advice Books Considered
(Language: English)
Bettina Koch, Department of Political Science, Virginia Tech
Index terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies, Political Thought
Paper 1110-bThe Making of a Heresiarch: Guido Terreni's Campaign against Joachim of Fiore
(Language: English)
Thomas Turley, Department of History, Santa Clara University, California
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Theology
Abstract

Heresy is a concept applicable in both Christianity and Islam. In both traditions, the concept can be used an a political context, damning an opponent by accusing him or her of erroneous belief.