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IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1624: Priestly Piety in the Later Middle Ages

Thursday 16 July 2009, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:University of Huddersfield
Organiser:Patricia Cullum, Department of History, University of Huddersfield
Moderator/Chair:Katherine J. Lewis, Department of History, University of Huddersfield
Paper 1624-aFriedrich Sunder and Feminine Mysticism: A Secular Priest's Devotional Life in a Dominican Nunnery
(Language: English)
Meri Heinonen, Department of History, University of Turku
Index terms: Mentalities, Religious Life
Paper 1624-bThe Holy Priests' House of York: An Informal Common Life
(Language: English)
Patricia Cullum, Department of History, University of Huddersfield
Index terms: Lay Piety, Religious Life
Paper 1624-cLyrical Translations of the Hours of the Cross as a Devotional Vehicle
(Language: English)
Eleanor McCullough, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Lay Piety, Liturgy

The session is a comparative one and will explore the personal piety of relatively junior members of the secular clergy in England and the Rhineland in the 14th and 15th centuries. While the piety of certain prominent mystics and theologians has been well explored, relatively little has been done on the private piety of ordinary clergy in a parochial and quasi-parochial context. Both papers will explore the lives and reputations of men who chose to in association with the regular life as well as in a parochial context, either as chaplain to a house of Dominican nuns, or in a non-institutional version of the Common Life. In doing so the papers will allow consideration of the extent of the Common Life as an ideal.