IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1219: The Emergence of Orthodoxy

Wednesday 15 July 2009, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Saint Louis University, Missouri
Organiser:Damian Smith, Independent Scholar, Chelmsford
Moderator/Chair:Thomas F. Madden, Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Saint Louis University, Missouri
Paper 1219-aThe Early Franciscans and Waldensians: A Comparative Analysis
(Language: English)
Adam Hoose, Department of History, Saint Louis University, Missouri
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Liturgy, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 1219-bEstablishing Orthodoxy: The Sermons of Pope Innocent III
(Language: English)
Keith Kendall, Department of History, Northern Michigan University
Index terms: Canon Law, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Sermons and Preaching, Theology
Paper 1219-cHeresy, Charity, and Orthodoxy in 13th-Century Languedoc
(Language: English)
Elizabeth Sherman, Department of History, Saint Louis University, Missouri
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety, Religious Life, Social History
Abstract

In this session we look at the means of establishing orthodoxy in the course of the 13th century. Adam Hoose provides a comparative analysis of the development of the Franciscans and Waldensians, asking why one group became orthodox and the other heretical. Keith Kendall looks at the sermons of Pope Innocent III, their influence on the Fourth Lateran Council (1215), and their subsequent role in strengthening orthodoxy. Elizabeth Sherman explores the Church’s use of charity as a means to establish orthodoxy in Languedoc and the re-channelling of lay charity away from heretics.