IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 622: Friars and Fires: Carmelite Statements of Orthodoxy

Tuesday 14 July 2009, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:British Province of Carmelites / Carmelite Institute of Britain & Ireland
Organiser:Johan Bergström-Allen, British Province of Carmelites / Université de Lausanne / Saint Albert's Press
Moderator/Chair:Johan Bergström-Allen, British Province of Carmelites / Université de Lausanne / Saint Albert's Press
Paper 622-aMaking a Saint Orthodox: Honouring St Albert of Sicily
(Language: English)
James Boyce, Department of Art History & Music, Fordham University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Liturgy, Religious Life
Paper 622-bBeatus or Heretic? Thomas Connecte Revisited
(Language: English)
Paul Chandler, Institutum Carmelitanum, Roma / Melbourne College of Divinity
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 622-cThe Impact of Carmelite Spirituality on Responses to Lollardy
(Language: English)
Kevin Alban, Curia Generalizia dei Carmelitani, Roma
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life, Theology
Abstract

Despite its unusual beginnings in the Holy Land and the suspicion of secular clergy, the Carmelite Order quickly gained a reputation in medieval Europe for upholding orthodox Christianity. This session considers how the Whitefriars used liturgy in establishing their orthodox identity, as well as the efforts of Carmelite theologians to oppose the Lollard heresy. Not all Carmelites enjoyed an orthodox reputation however, and the session will also reconsider the case of Thomas Connecte who was burned at the stake in Rome in 1435.