IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 810: Religious Nonconformism, IV: Back to Doctrine, or Beliefs and Biblical Exegesis in Medieval Dissident Movements

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Department for the Study of Religions, Masaryk University, Brno
Organiser:David Zbíral, Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Moderator/Chair:David Zbíral, Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Paper 810-aApostolic Economics: Heresy, Orthodoxy, and Property in the High Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Claire Taylor, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Religious Life, Social History, Theology
Paper 810-b'I Baptize You with Water, but He Will Baptize You with the Holy Spirit and with Fire': The Heresy of the Damnation of John the Baptist
(Language: English)
Rachel Ernst, Department of History, Georgia State University
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 810-cIncoherencies in the Early Form of a Radical Cathar Myth of the Fall: An Argument for the Bogomil Theory
(Language: English)
Piotr Czarnecki, Instytut Religioznawstwa, Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Kraków
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life, Theology
Abstract

Doctrine and biblical exegesis, once classical topics in the historiography of heresy, are not very popular nowadays, not least because they came to be regarded as somewhat disconnected from social and political reality and from everyday life. By contrast, papers in this session will argue that doctrine and biblical exegesis were a core interest of medieval religious nonconformists, and that this area yields crucial information on their systems of orientation in ‘real life’.