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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1539: Dominican Scholasticism

Thursday 7 July 2016, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:German Historical Institute, London
Organiser:Cornelia Linde, German Historical Institute, London
Moderator/Chair:Anne Holloway, School of Philosophy, History & International Studies, Monash University, Victoria
Paper 1539-aDominicans on Bodily Identity
(Language: English)
Antonia Fitzpatrick, St John's College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Philosophy, Theology
Paper 1539-bCases of Conscience in Dominican Confessors' Manuals
(Language: English)
Emily Corran, Department of History, St John's College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Canon Law, Philosophy, Theology
Paper 1539-cWho is Your Priest?: The Discussion of Omnis utriusque sexus in Dominican Commentaries on the Sentences
(Language: English)
Cornelia Linde, German Historical Institute, London
Index terms: Religious Life, Theology

This panel explores three aspects of 13th- and 14th-century Dominican scholastic thought. The first paper examines the survival of Aquinas's theory of the soul as the only substantial form in a human being in Dominican circles. Based on a study of confessor manuals, the second paper will argue that Friars Preachers were early adopters of casuistry. The third paper, finally, explores the history of Dominican interpretations of Lateran IV's Canon 21 (Omnis utriusque sexus) which obliged the faithful to confess to their priest once a year. Together, the papers will help to draw a clearer picture of the Dominican contribution to medieval scholasticism.