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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 123: Mysticism, Fundamentalism, Satanism: Renewals within (Extreme) Religious Groups

Monday 6 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Universität Salzburg
Organiser:Manuel Schwembacher, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (IZMS), Universität Salzburg
Moderator/Chair:Manuel Schwembacher, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (IZMS), Universität Salzburg
Paper 123-aThe Conflict of the 'Innovations' in the Orthodox Church after the Interregnum in Russia
(Language: English)
Ursula Bieber, Fachbereich Slawistik / Interdisziplinären Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (IZMS), Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Language and Literature - Slavic, Religious Life
Paper 123-bMattsee Regional Court: Territorial Re-Organisation of an Ecclesiastical Principality
(Language: English)
Wolfgang Neuper, Archiv der Erzdiözese Salzburg
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life

The Christian religion as ideology and the Catholic and Orthodox churches as institutions were dominant for the sacral areas of medieval life. While many aspects of religious life form long traditions some groups, rituals, and attitudes of minds developed extreme variations which provoked conflicts. The first paper in this session presents examples of Late Antique, early Christian sects that had the potential to turn Christian ideas upside down. The second and the third papers pick up institutional topics: The former takes us to late Russian Middle Ages when pietistic tendencies provoked unforeseen observance of daily life, based on strict rules; the latter introduces consequences of new late medieval implementations of territorial states led by ecclesial rulers.