IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 637: Cistercians, V: Imagery and Conceptualisation in Cistercian Thought

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Cîteaux: Commentarii cistercienses
Organiser:Terryl N. Kinder, _Cîteaux: Commentarii cistercienses_, Pontigny
Moderator/Chair:Terryl N. Kinder, _Cîteaux: Commentarii cistercienses_, Pontigny
Paper 637-aCommenting Heaven: The Pontigny Commentary on the Rule of Benedict
(Language: English)
Jörg Sonntag, Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig / Technische Universität, Dresden
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Monasticism, Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 637-bReading the 'Book of Conscience': Cistercian Concepts of Self-Awareness and Self-Examination in the High Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Mirko Breitenstein, Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig / Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte (FOVOG), Technische Universität Dresden
Index terms: Mentalities, Monasticism, Philosophy, Religious Life
Paper 637-cDouble Leprosy and Its Cure: Spiritual Sickness and Its Remedy in St Bernard of Clairvaux
(Language: English)
Alice Chapman, Department of History, Grand Valley State University, Michigan
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Monasticism, Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching
Abstract

Evolving 13th-century thought in the Cistercian milieu will be examined via new concepts of consciousness, the use of symbolism in a lengthy commentary on sermons, and images of the healing power of Mary’s milk as shown in the lactatio Sancti Bernardi.