IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1006: Inquisition, Crusade, and Theological Disputes during the Career of Pope Benedict XII

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Irene Bueno, Department of Religious Studies, Universiteit Leiden
Moderator/Chair:Irene Bueno, Department of Religious Studies, Universiteit Leiden
Paper 1006-aPope Benedict XII and the Crusades
(Language: English)
Michael Carr, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Crusades, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 1006-b'Non re sed nomine Benedictus': Ockham's Never Ending Fight Against Benedict XII
(Language: English)
Volker Leppin, Institut für Spätmittelalter und Reformation, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Political Thought, Theology
Paper 1006-cJacques Fournier and 13th-Century Inquisitorial Methods
(Language: English)
Elizabeth Sherman, Department of History, Saint Louis University, Missouri

Pope Benedict XII (1334-42), previous bishop-inquisitor of Pamiers and cardinal at John XXII’s Curia, displayed multifaceted interventions to ensure the defence and expansion of the Catholic orthodoxy. Yet, his commitment against heretics, infidels, and personal opponents often proved ineffective, both in Europe and the eastern Mediterranean. This session will shed light on different aspects of Benedict’s inquisitorial engagement, crusading policy, and intellectual/political debate against opponents such as William of Ockham, examining the outcome and reception of his interventions in the light of the wider socio-political and intellectual context during the 14th century.