IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1144: From Paris to Peru: Exegesis and the Infancy Narratives

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Society for the Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages
Organiser:William P. Hyland, School of Divinity, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Mark W. Elliott, School of Divinity, University of St Andrews
Paper 1144-aBonaventure on the Lukan Infancy Narrative: The Witness and Participation of All Things in Revelation and Redemption
(Language: English)
William P. Hyland, School of Divinity, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Theology
Paper 1144-bWhere Is He Who Is Born King of the Jews?: Seeking the Presence of God in Nicholas of Cusa's Epiphany Sermons
(Language: English)
Simon Burton, WydziaƂ 'Artes Liberales', Uniwersytet Warszawski
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Sermons and Preaching, Theology
Paper 1144-cMedieval Inka Shrines and the Incarnation: Francisco de Avila's Quechua Exegesis on the Nativity Gospels
(Language: English)
Sabine Hyland, School of Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Anthropology, Biblical Studies, Theology

This second session on biblical exegesis will look specifically at how the gospel Infancy Narratives were employed by important medieval thinkers, including Bonaventure and Nicholas of Cusa, to discuss major aspects of Christian theology. This trend continued even in the New World, as Catholic thinkers used these gospel narratives to not only teach christian doctrine, but even to explicate the religious beliefs of medieval American peoples such as the Inka.