IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1110: Grundmann's Legacy, II: Beyond the Binary: Heresy and Belief

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Center for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder
Organisers:Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane, Division of Social Science, University of Minnesota, Morris
Anne E. Lester, Department of History, University of Colorado, Boulder
Moderator/Chair:Pete Biller, Department of History, University of York
Paper 1110-aHerbert Grundmann's Contributions to the Methodology of Heresy Studies
(Language: English)
Robert E. Lerner, Department of History, Northwestern University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Paper 1110-bReligious Movements and the Laity: Heretical and Orthodox Belief
(Language: English)
John H. Arnold, Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Paper 1110-cUnhelpful Labels: Uncovering Multiplicity in Lollard and Hussite Debates
(Language: English)
Marcela K. Perett, European College of Liberal Arts (ECLA), Bard College, Berlin
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Abstract

2015 marks the 80th anniversary of the first publication of Herbert Grundmann’s monumental study Religious Movements in the Middle Ages and the 20th anniversary of its translation into English. Part of a strand exploring the origins and impact of Grundmann’s historiographical legacy, this session investigates new approaches to the study of heresy, orthodoxy, and religious practice. Of particular interest is the challenge of transcending binary models and inquisitors’ own categories in approaching medieval religious experience.