IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1718: Significant Others in Late Antiquity, II: Marginalised Christians

Thursday 6 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Oxford Medieval Studies Programme, University of Oxford
Organiser:Robin Whelan, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Veronika Wieser, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Paper 1718-aWe Who Are Not as Others: Disavowing Arius at the Council of Aquileia, 381
(Language: English)
Michael Williams, Department of Ancient Classics, Maynooth University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Law, Religious Life, Rhetoric
Paper 1718-b(Not) Renouncing the World, Yet Leading the Church
(Language: English)
Robin Whelan, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Lay Piety, Monasticism, Political Thought, Religious Life
Paper 1718-cChaste Cohabitation, Gendered Alterity, and Late Roman Society
(Language: English)
Becky Littlechilds, Department of Classics, King's College London
Index terms: Gender Studies, Monasticism, Religious Life, Social History
Abstract

The interrogation of depictions of various sorts of ‘otherness’ has been central to scholarship on Late Antiquity. These sessions seek new approaches to some of these ‘significant others’. The second panel considers Christians marginalised by the efforts of authority figures to define orthodox doctrine and appropriate ascetic praxis. Individual papers explore the complex heresiological manoeuvres at the Council of Aquileia, the marginal position of committed Christian officeholders in late-antique ecclesiology, and polemic against mixed-gender monastic cohabitation in the Latin West.