IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1202: Eadmer of Canterbury, I: Eadmer's Portrayals of Anselm, His Associates, and Other Canterbury Saints

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Hilary Powell, Department of English Studies, Durham University
Sally N. Vaughn, Department of History, University of Houston, Texas
Moderator/Chair:Sally N. Vaughn, Department of History, University of Houston, Texas
Paper 1202-aEadmer's Portrayal of Rochester: Bishop Gundulf and the Subordination of Rochester to Canterbury in Eadmer's Writing and in Reality
(Language: English)
Thomas R. Barrows, Department of History, Saint Louis University, Missouri
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought
Paper 1202-bSifting the Spiritual from the Somatic: Visionary Experiences in the Hagiography of Eadmer of Canterbury
(Language: English)
Hilary Powell, Department of English Studies, Durham University
Index terms: Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval, Medicine
Paper 1202-cEadmer's Anselm: The Ethics of a Saint
(Language: English)
Thomas J. Ball, Department of History, University of Houston, Texas
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval, Philosophy
Abstract

Eadmer’s portrayal of Anselm, one major Canterbury associate, and other Canterbury saints. Paper -a: Eadmer’s portrayal of Bishop Gundulf of Rochester as Archbishops Lanfranc’s and Anselm’s second in command in the administrative structure of the Anglo-Norman church, confirmed by other sources such as Anselm’s letters, charters, and other chronicles. Paper -b: How Eadmer uses physiological and medical approaches, derived from previously unsuspected sources, to frame visionary narratives of Anselm and some other Canterbury saints. Paper -c: Eadmer’s vision of Anselm’s saintly ethics, particularly in Vita Anselmi, compared with Anselm’s ethics as derived from his letters and theological works.