Session 1222: In between Heresy and Orthodoxy: Topics, Spaces, and Methods of Late Medieval Prophecy
Wednesday 15 July 2009, 14.15-15.45
|International Research Group 'Prophecy as Code of Communication'
|Felicitas Schmieder, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
|Gábor Klaniczay, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
|Demons and Angels in the Papacy: The Early Formation of the Idea of the Angel Pope
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Political Thought, Theology
|The Radical Orthodoxy of Vernacular Prophecy in Late Medieval Germany
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Religious Life, Technology
|The Political Implications of Joachim of Fiore's Prophecies for the Papacy in the 13th Century
Prophetic approaches to the history of the future have been, in the Middle Ages and in Western Christianity (though not only in these), a decisive part of religious thinking. Since prophets and interpreters of traditional prophecies were reflecting on the present in order to influence human behaviour sub specie eternitatis, they were touching all fields of faith, society, politics, and they were – especially in the later Middle Ages – always on the margin of heresy. The papers are focusing on this 'situation in between' in Latin Christianity of the 13th to 15th century, each on a special example of type of prophecy, region of prophetic reception, and method of interpretation.