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IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1618: Medieval Interpretations of the Book of Revelation in Text and Image, II

Thursday 16 July 2009, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Society for the Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages
Organiser:Elisabeth Mégier, Independent Scholar, Paris
Moderator/Chair:Eva de Visscher, Faculty of Theology & Religious Studies, University of Oxford
Paper 1618-aReading Augustine's De Civitate Dei through Apocalypsis: Some Reflections on Oxford, Bodleian Library, Laud Misc. 469 (Canterbury, 12th Century)
(Language: English)
Elisa Brilli, Università degli studi di Roma 'La Sapienza' / École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Biblical Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Theology
Paper 1618-bImages of the Apocalyptic Lamb of God in Moldavian Paintings of the 15th-16th Centuries
(Language: English)
Vlad Bedros, Universitatea Naţională de Arte, Bucharest
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Biblical Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Theology
Paper 1618-cThe Apocalyptic Cycle of the Romanesque Murals in the Narthex of Saint Savin sur Gartempe (Vienne): Do They Illustrate Political Ideas of the Gregorian Reform?
(Language: English)
Delia Kottmann, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris / Technische Universität, Dresden
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Biblical Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Political Thought

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.