IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1310: Grundmann's Legacy, IV: Apostolic Life and Religious Renewal

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

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:Ian Forrest, Oriel College, University of Oxford
Paper 1310-aFriars and Paradigms
(Language: English)
Amanda Power, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Paper 1310-bWhich Apostolic Ideal?
(Language: English)
Neslihan ┼×enocak, Department of History, Columbia University
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 Apostolic origins of the 13th-century pastoral reform as an integral part of Grundmann’s narrative of religious movements. Of particular interest are the ways in which certain Apostolic ideals have been emphasized over others and how different historians have interpreted and shaped the histories of Saint Francis, the Apostolic movement, and its place within the broader narrative of religious renewal.