IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 718: 'Not by bread alone [...]': Lenten Preaching in the 15th and 16th Centuries, III - Spiritual and Theological Reformation

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Dipartimento di Storia, Archeologia, Geografia, Arte e Spettacolo, Università di Firenze
Organiser:Pietro Delcorno, Leeds Humanities Research Institute / School of Languages, Cultures & Societies - Italian, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Pietro Delcorno, Leeds Humanities Research Institute / School of Languages, Cultures & Societies - Italian, University of Leeds
Paper 718-aThe Spiritual Reformation: Food Metaphors in Girolamo Savonarola's Lenten Sermons
(Language: English)
Lorenza Tromboni, Dipartimento di Storia, Archeologia, Geografia, Arte e Spettacolo, Università di Firenze
Lorenza Tromboni, Dipartimento di Storia, Archeologia, Geografia, Arte e Spettacolo, Università di Firenze
Index terms: Philosophy, Sermons and Preaching, Social History, Theology
Paper 718-bReforming quadragesimales in Renaissance Italy: Continuity and Change in Lenten Sermons from Savonarola to Bernardino Ochino
(Language: English)
Michele Camaioni, Sonderforschungsbereich 923 'Bedrohte Ordnungen', Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Michele Camaioni, Sonderforschungsbereich 923 'Bedrohte Ordnungen', Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Printing History, Sermons and Preaching, Social History, Theology
Paper 718-cThe Lenten Devil: The Heresies of Fasting in Protestant Lenten Sermons in 16th-Century Germany
(Language: English)
Joachim Werz, Sonderforschungsbereich 923 'Bedrohte Ordnungen', Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Joachim Werz, Sonderforschungsbereich 923 'Bedrohte Ordnungen', Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety, Sermons and Preaching, Theology
Abstract

‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from God’s mouth’. This sentence was the foundation of the Lenten period, when the renunciation of food was accompanied by a richer nourishment of the divine word, mainly provided through preaching. This spiritual food was particularly abundant in Late Middle Ages, when Lenten preaching became a daily practice and numerous Lenten sermon collections were written. This third session aims to analyse the transformation of Lenten preaching from the spiritual proposal of Savonarola, passing through the complex figure of Bernardino Ochino, until the new and challenging Lutheran perspective on fasting.