IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1210: Grundmann's Legacy, III: Reassessing Religious Movements

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

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:Louisa A. Burnham, Department of History, Middlebury College, Vermont
Paper 1210-aGrundmann and the Bogomils
(Language: English)
Andrew P. Roach, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Paper 1210-bWas Magic a Religious Movement?
(Language: English)
Michael Bailey, Department of History, Iowa State University, Ames
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Paper 1210-cThe Devotio Moderna: A 'Religious Movement'?
(Language: English)
Koen Goudriaan, Opleiding Geschiedenis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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 the lingering influence of his conceptual framework of ‘religious movements’. Of particular interest is the scholarly relationship between that concept and other socio-spiritual phenomena not traditionally associated with ‘religious movements’. This session considers how the trends of reform and renewal which Grundmann identified might fit in relation to other religious movements he did now explicitly take up.