IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 630: Re-Describing Religious Change, II: Perspectives on Religion in and beyond Christian Europe

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Exzellenzcluster 'Religion & Politik', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Organiser:Sita Steckel, Exzellenzcluster 'Religion & Politik', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Moderator/Chair:Sabrina Corbellini, Oudere Nederlandse Letterkunde Rijksuniversiteit Groningen Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26 9712 EK GRONINGEN
Paper 630-aThe Thought Police: How to Talk about Belief in the 13th Century
(Language: English)
Lucy Sackville, Exeter College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Law, Mentalities, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 630-bDiversitas religionum: Religious Diversity in 13th-Century Mendicant-Secular Polemics
(Language: English)
Sita Steckel, Exzellenzcluster 'Religion & Politik', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 630-cThe Colonial Ambiguity of the Franciscans and the Making of the 'New World'
(Language: English)
Julia McClure, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Mentalities, Monasticism, Political Thought

With the fragmentation of old grand narratives of secularisation, there is a renewed focus on the transformation of religion and religious identities in the Middle Ages: besides growing recognition of the historical flexibility of concepts and practices of religion, various institutional histories are being re-thought with a strong focus on the re-negotiation of boundaries in conflicts and cultural transfer processes. In this second half of a double session, we aim to discuss conflicts and cultural encounters with a marked impact on concepts of religious belief, religious diversity, and religious identity. Both intra-Christian and transcultural perspectives on religious change will be included.