IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 611: Regulating Monastic Life, V: The Conception and Authoritative Voice of Rules and Customaries in Male Communities

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Franciscan Study Centre, Tilburg University
Organisers:Isabelle Cochelin, Department of History, University of Toronto, Downtown
Krijn Pansters, Department of Biblical Sciences & Church History, Tilburg University
Moderator/Chair:S├ębastien Barret, Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (IRHT), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Paper 611-aWho's Speaking?: Issue of the Authoritative Voice in Pre-12th-Century Customaries
(Language: English)
Isabelle Cochelin, Department of History, University of Toronto, Downtown
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 611-bPeter Damian's Rule for Hermits
(Language: English)
Kathryn L. Jasper, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 611-cSpiritual Authority in Rules, Customaries, and Constitutions: A Comparative Perspective
(Language: English)
Krijn Pansters, Department of Biblical Sciences & Church History, Tilburg University
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Abstract

The 11th, 12th and 13th centuries saw a drastic increase in the production of so-called monastic ‘normative’ sources: especially customaries, but also rules and constitutions. This session discusses the circumstances of creation and authoritative voice of some such sources, thus allowing us to observe over time changes taking place concerning authors’ intentions, use of authorities, and spiritual norms.