IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 220: Irish Saints and Orthodoxy

Monday 13 July 2009, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:University of Wales, Lampeter
Organiser:Jude Mackley, School of Arts, University of Northampton
Moderator/Chair:Paul Hardwick, Department of English, Leeds Trinity University
Paper 220-aClaiming and Reclaiming Orthodoxy in the Figure of St Columba
(Language: English)
David Jenkins, / Carlisle Cathedral
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Celtic, Language and Literature - Latin, Monasticism
Paper 220-bIncarnation, Work, and Sunday Rest in Nauigatio S. Brendani abbatis
(Language: English)
Jonathan Wooding, Centre for the Study of Religion in Celtic Societies, University of Wales, Lampeter
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Celtic, Language and Literature - Latin, Monasticism
Paper 220-cThe Heresies of Brendan's Nauigatio
(Language: English)
Jude Mackley, School of Arts, University of Northampton
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Language and Literature - Latin
Abstract

This session discusses two Irish Saints: the first paper looks at the construction of St Columba in Adomn├ín’s Life of Columba in relation to the Christological motifs which might be explained by the ecclesiastical politics of the day. The second paper discusses three scenes in the Nauigatio sancti Brendani abbatis: the scenes are pointers to theological debates concerning work and rest, respite and intercession. The final paper considers the Nauigatio and some of its vernacular translations, and how some scenes were perceived by commentators and inquisitors as apparent heresies.