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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1721: Pastoral Reform, 600-1300: Ideas and Practice

Thursday 9 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:EPISCOPUS: Society for the Study of Bishops & Secular Clergy in the Middle Ages
Organiser:Neslihan Şenocak, Department of History, Columbia University
Moderator/Chair:Neslihan Şenocak, Department of History, Columbia University
Paper 1721-aThe Pillars of the Church: Theodicy, Correctio, and Early Medieval Church Reform
(Language: English)
David Defries, Department of History, Kansas State University
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Theology
Paper 1721-bNegotiating Lay Devotion in 12th-Century Cambrai: Controversy about the Cult of Our Lady in Times of Communal Unrest
(Language: English)
Ewoud Waerniers, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Paper 1721-cBeing the Better Men: Pastoral Care and Mendicant Concepts of Masculinity
(Language: English)
Stephanie Kluge, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Theology

Care of souls has been designated as key to a number of historical reform narratives such as the Gregorian reform, the Fourth Lateran Council, and the emergence of mendicant orders. Yet, the changes in its scope and nature from 600 to 1300 are not studied sufficiently. The three papers in this session contribute to charting these changes respectively by examining the role of theodicy in early monastic reform, the pastoral use of Marian piety by the church leaders in the 12th-century Northern France, and the ideas of mendicants concerning pastoral care in the polemical literature of the 13th century.