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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1509: Canon Law, V: Theology and Political Theory in Canon Law

Thursday 9 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Iuris Canonici Medii Aevi Consociatio (ICMAC)
Organisers:Melodie H. Eichbauer, College of Arts & Sciences, Florida Gulf Coast University
Danica Summerlin, Department of History, University College London
Moderator/Chair:Theo Riches, Exzellenzcluster 'Religion & Politik', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Paper 1509-a'We receive the law on Mt. Sinai [...] when we study the sacred scriptures': Law, Liturgy, and Reform in the Exegesis of Bruno of Segni
(Language: English)
Louis Hamilton, Department of Religious Studies, Drew University, New Jersey
Index terms: Canon Law, Liturgy, Theology
Paper 1509-bLaw and Disputation in the Libelli de lite
(Language: English)
Kathleen Cushing, Department of History, Keele University
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Rhetoric
Paper 1509-cLegal Continuity vs Political Change?: Clerical Celibacy in the Long 12th Century
(Language: English)
Stephan Dusil, Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid, KU Leuven
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Sexuality

Canon law melded with theological and political thinking. This session asks questions of the close relationship between these genres which, to contemporaries of the 'Reform' movement of the late 11th and 12th centuries, probably did not exist as separate and distinct fields. The papers will explore the interweaving of liturgical, legal, and scriptural commentary; of the politically polemical libelli and legal justifications; and of political changes and the law with regards to clerical celibacy.