IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 720: 'Fratres regulares et irregulares': Mendicant Friars as Preachers, Administrators, and Followers and Violators of Rules

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Centre for Dominican Studies of Dacia
Organiser:Johnny Grandjean Jakobsen, Nordisk Forskningsinstitut, Københavns Universitet
Moderator/Chair:Bertil Nilsson, Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion, Göteborgs Universitet
Paper 720-a'Tearing the Seamless Robe of God': The Range of Punishments for Heresy in 13th- & 14th-Century Italy
(Language: English)
Jill Moore, Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 720-bLamentacio: Inquisition, Torture, and the English Templars
(Language: English)
Larissa C. Tracy, Department of English & Modern Languages, Longwood University, Virginia
Index terms: Canon Law, Crusades, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 720-cRules and Practice for Mendicant Asylum in Late Medieval Northern Europe
(Language: English)
Johnny Grandjean Jakobsen, Nordisk Forskningsinstitut, Københavns Universitet
Index terms: Law, Monasticism, Religious Life

Rules were central in the lives of mendicant friars. Not only did they live by a rule and set of constitutions of their own, they were also active promulgators of rules to other groups in society with regard to how we should all comply with the numerous regulations in Christian life, ultimately claiming to go back to the Rule of God. These sessions will look at the various roles rules played in the life of medieval friars: how they preached rules to be followed by laypeople and clergy; and how they administrated rules of Purgatory, inquisition, and monastic asylum – successfully as well as unsuccessfully.