IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 601: Bede: Intellectual Landscapes, II - Medieval Theology

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Medieval Research Centre, University of Leicester
Organisers:Peter Darby, School of Historical Studies, University of Leicester
Máirín MacCarron, Department of History, National University of Ireland, Galway
Moderator/Chair:Sarah Foot, Christ Church, University of Oxford
Paper 601-aBede's Commentary on Proverbs
(Language: English)
Faith Wallis, Department of History, McGill University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Theology
Paper 601-bBede’s Homily for after Epiphany on John 1. 35-42: Connections with Hagiography and History
(Language: English)
Susan Cremin, Independent Scholar, Cork
Index terms: Sermons and Preaching, Theology
Paper 601-cBede and Monotheletism
(Language: English)
Jennifer O'Reilly, Department of History of Art, University College Cork
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Theology
Abstract

This strand explores the cultural and intellectual contexts that shaped the production or reception of Bede’s works. Session II examines how Bede engaged with contemporary theological concepts and controversies in his writings: paper -a (Wallis) discusses Bede’s Commentary on Proverbs, a text that was very popular with his medieval readership but has been largely overlooked in modern scholarship; paper -b (Cremin) shows how Bede’s Homily for After Epiphany was informed by the Patristic traditions of the Latin Church Fathers and it situates that text within the context of Bede’s non-exegetical works; paper -c (O’Reilly) explores how the heresy of Monotheletism affected the formation of Bede’s Christology.