IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 623: Apocalypse, Prophecy, and Reform, II

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Organisers:Matthew Gabriele, Department of Religion & Culture, Virginia Tech
James Palmer, School of History, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:Matthew Gabriele, Department of Religion & Culture, Virginia Tech
Paper 623-aEschatology and Ecclesiastical Reform in Early Medieval Ireland
(Language: English)
Elizabeth Boyle, Department of Early Irish, Maynooth University, Maynooth
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 623-bWaiting for God in Anglo-Saxon England
(Language: English)
Helen Foxhall Forbes, Department of History, Durham University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Mentalities, Religious Life
Paper 623-cAgainst the Precursors of Antichrist: Anticipation of Judgement Day at Carolingian Councils
(Language: English)
James Palmer, School of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Medieval, Religious Life
Abstract

Medieval communities were energised to reform and remain watchful by bodies of thought which encouraged anticipation of judgement. These international sessions bring together scholars working on eschatology, apocalypse and prophecy in the early Middle Ages to develop new paradigms for understanding the relationship between judgement and reform. Session II explores comparisons between eschatology and ecclesiastical reform in Ireland, Anglo-Saxon England, and the Carolingian Empire.