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IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1518: Medieval Interpretations of the Book of Revelation in Text and Image, I

Thursday 16 July 2009, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Society for the Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages
Organiser:Elisabeth Mégier, Independent Scholar, Paris
Moderator/Chair:Elisabeth Mégier, Independent Scholar, Paris
Paper 1518-aReading Revelation's Bridal Imagery with Late Medieval Visionaries
(Language: English)
Lynn Huber, Department of Religious Studies, Elon University, North Carolina
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Gender Studies, Lay Piety
Paper 1518-b'As many mysteries as words': Richard of Saint-Victor's in Apocalypsin Joannis
(Language: English)
Ineke van 't Spijker, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin, Theology
Paper 1518-cThe Heavenly Jerusalem Painted in the Parma Baptistery: Some Problems of Iconography and Literary Sources
(Language: English)
Maria Laura Gavazzoli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Biblical Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Theology

The first aim of these sessions is to present examples of the variety of medieval approaches to the Book of Revelation: variety of hermeneutical presuppositions, variety of interpretive genres (commentaries, other forms of literature, various kinds of artistic expression), variety of intended audiences and messages, and of the choice of themes to be emphasized, according to the different individual, social and temporal contexts. The second aim is to explore, if possible, the interaction of different approaches. The question of orthodoxy or deviation will be – if implicitly – present. The first session will focus essentially on texts, the second on the visual arts.