IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1124: Cistercians and the 'Other', II

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Cîteaux: Commentarii cistercienses
Organiser:Terryl N. Kinder, _Cîteaux: Commentarii cistercienses_, Pontigny
Moderator/Chair:Terryl N. Kinder, _Cîteaux: Commentarii cistercienses_, Pontigny
Paper 1124-a'By carrying your burden, heal those you carry': Abbot as the Other in Bernard of Clairvaux's Letters
(Language: English)
Anna-Riina Hakala, Department of Church History, University of Helsinki
Index terms: Gender Studies, Monasticism, Theology
Paper 1124-bThe Other Cistercians: Scholastic Mysticism in the Libellus de Contemplatione of Master Hildebrand
(Language: English)
David N. Bell, Department of Religious Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Index terms: Monasticism, Theology
Paper 1124-cBaldwin of Forde, Heresy, and 'Othering' the Schools
(Language: English)
Suzanne Coley, Department of History, University of Southampton
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Mentalities, Monasticism, Religious Life

Varying aspects of Cistercians and ‘otherness’ will be explored in this session: the sartorial differences between Cistercian nuns and other medieval women, the nature of Bernard of Clairvaux’s leadership as male-otherness, and ‘other Cistercians’, namely the little known Master Hildebrand of Himmerod and his unique contribution to Cistercian spirituality.