IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 713: Franciscans Rule!: The Dialogue between Regulations, Books, and Preaching in the Franciscan Order

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:René Hernández Vera, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Melanie Brunner, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 713-aTwo Models for One Practice: Rules and Model Sermons in the Early Franciscan Order
(Language: English)
Eleonora Lombardo, Instituto de Estudos Medievais, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Mentalities, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 713-bRuling by the Book: The Construction of a Space for Regulations, Poverty, and the Use of Books in the Franciscan Order
(Language: English)
René Hernández Vera, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Mentalities
Paper 713-cThe Rule and Practice of Preaching in 15th-Century Italy: A Franciscan Preacher's Diary
(Language: English)
Yoko Kimura, Osaka City University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Mentalities, Sermons and Preaching
Abstract

The success of the first Franciscan movement led to its swift transformation into an order through, among others, the introduction of a corpus of regulations. However, Franciscans experienced an internal debate concerning the order’s fidelity to the principles of simplicity, humility and poverty set by its founder. The session aims to explore two of the main fields of contrast between regulations and current practice, that is, the use of books and preaching.