IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 219: Spiritual Food, Bodily Metaphor, and Artistic Expression in the High Middle Ages

Monday 4 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Department of History, Durham University
Organiser:Giles E. M. Gasper, Department of History, Durham University
Moderator/Chair:Giles E. M. Gasper, Department of History, Durham University
Paper 219-aSpiritual Food and the Theology of the Eucharist
(Language: English)
Sigbjørn Olsen Sønnesyn, Department of History, Durham University
Sigbjørn Olsen Sønnesyn, Department of History, Durham University
Index terms: Religious Life, Theology
Paper 219-bThe Depiction of the Eucharist in Norwegian Medieval Art
(Language: English)
Kaja Kollandsrud, Kulturhistorisk Museum, Oslo / Institutt for filosofi, idé- og kunsthistorie og klassiske språk, Universitetet i Oslo
Kaja Kollandsrud, Kulturhistorisk Museum, Oslo / Institutt for filosofi, idé- og kunsthistorie og klassiske språk, Universitetet i Oslo
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Religious Life
Paper 219-cAscetic Rejection and Bodily Need: Carthusian Attitudes to Food
(Language: English)
Rosalind Green, Department of History, Durham University
Rosalind Green, Department of History, Durham University
Index terms: Religious Life, Theology
Abstract

‘Spiritual Food, Bodily Metaphor, and Artistic Expression’ takes the theme of Eucharistic theology and its operation in community and parish life from the end of the 12th century to the beginning of the 14th. Through various media and locations, from the ascetic order of the Carthusians, to Norwegian Stave Church painting and theological writing, the changes in the perception of food and a central Christian image, emblem, activity, and identity will be explored.