IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 815: Reform and Renewal in the North: The Fourth Lateran Council (1215) and Its Impact

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Anna Minara Ciardi, Centrum för Teologi och Religionsvetenskap, Lunds Universitet
Moderator/Chair:Bertil Nilsson, Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion, Göteborgs Universitet
Paper 815-aInstitutional Reform and Renewal?: Cathedral Chapters in Scandinavia in Context of the Fourth Lateran Council
(Language: English)
Anna Minara Ciardi, Centrum för Teologi och Religionsvetenskap, Lunds Universitet
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Local History, Monasticism
Paper 815-bLateran IV and Cardinal Wilhelm of Sabina's Efforts to Consolidate the Church in Norway in 1247, with a Sideglance to the Skänninge-Council in Sweden in 1248
(Language: English)
Torstein Jørgensen, Misjonshogskolen Stavanger
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Local History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 815-cConfessing to Another Priest: The Impact of Lateran IV to Scandinavian Petitions to the Apostolic Penitentiary
(Language: English)
Kirsi Salonen, School of History, Culture & Arts Studies, University of Turku
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Abstract

The decrees of the Fourth Lateran council had deep effect on ecclesiastical but also political life in medieval West. The prompting for reform and renewal within e.g. theology, papal authority, and local ecclesiastical law, had far-reaching consequences also in areas that were geographically remote from Rome. This three-paper session focuses the implementation of the conciliar decrees in Scandinavia: on institutional reform and renewal in relation to the cathedral chapters; on traditional national authority and current papal ideology in Norway and Sweden; and, on the altered instructions for private confession, confession letters, and the authority of the Apostolic Penitentiary.