IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1531: The Reformative Power of Religious Literature, I

Thursday 9 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:University of Hull / University of Nottingham
Organisers:Rob Lutton, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Elisabeth Salter, Department of English, University of Hull
Moderator/Chair:Elisabeth Salter, Department of English, University of Hull
Paper 1531-aThe Passion in Print: Passion Harmonies from Medieval Tradition to Lutheran Adaptation
(Language: English)
Suzan Folkerts, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Index terms: Language and Literature - Dutch, Lay Piety, Social History
Paper 1531-bThe Holy Name in Late Medieval England: Reformist Religious Reading
(Language: English)
Rob Lutton, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Lay Piety, Social History
Paper 1531-cIdeal Faith: Religious Reading and Reformation of the Self
(Language: English)
Sarah McKeon, Department of English, University of Hull
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Abstract

This is one of two linked sessions exploring the reformative power of religious literatures from a range of perspectives. Session I takes up issues of faith and the reforming self, with discussion of texts of the passion, the holy name and instructional literatures. Folkerts examines vernacular middle Dutch ‘passion harmonies’ and the evidence they present for enduring personal daily religious reading habits in the reforming era; Lutton examines texts of the Holy Name and the ways they were adapted for specific personal and regional agendas; Mckeon discusses instructional literature and the philosophical frameworks which inform their drive to personal reform.