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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 710: Religious Nonconformism, III: Memory and Religious Practice in the Formation of Disputed Cults of Saints

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Department for the Study of Religions, Masaryk University, Brno
Organiser:David Zbíral, Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Moderator/Chair:Anne E. Lester, Department of History, University of Colorado, Boulder
Paper 710-aDevotional Practices and Collective Memory: Creating Sectarian Identity within Italian Disputed Saints' Cults
(Language: English)
Janine Larmon Peterson, Department of History, Marist College, New York
Index terms: Hagiography, Lay Piety, Liturgy, Religious Life
Paper 710-bUncanonized Saints: Olivi and the Beguine Martyrs as the Two Ends of a New Community of Interpretation
(Language: English)
Delfi-Isabel Nieto-Isabel, Departament d'Història Medieval, Paleografia i Diplomàtica, Universitat de Barcelona
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Paper 710-cA Saint and a Heretic: Medieval Mechanisms of Memory and Oblivion of the Origins of the Waldensian Movement
(Language: English)
Pekka Tolonen, Department of Comparative Religion / Turku Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies (TUCEMEMS), University of Turku
Index terms: Anthropology, Hagiography, Lay Piety, Religious Life

For quite some time, scholars in medieval studies have been interested in collective memory and in practices of remembering (and oblivion). So far, however, this theoretical interest has affected the study of medieval dissident movements very little. This session aims to begin to fill this gap and inquires into the ways collective identity was being experienced through narratives of a shared past, through martyrologies and through participation in devotional practices in saints' cults whose orthodoxy was under suspicion.