IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 226: Christianity and Otherness: Diversity Facing Eternal Salvation

Monday 3 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Estela Estévez Benítez, Departamento de Historia del Arte, Universidade Santiago de Compostela
Moderator/Chair:Mariña Bermúdez Beloso, Departamento de Historia da Arte, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Paper 226-aBeyond Materiality: The Relationship between Legends and Images
(Language: Español)
Sara Carreño López, Departamento de Historia da Arte, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Index terms: Art History - General, Theology
Paper 226-bMonstrous Races: Accepting the Other during the Christian Middle Ages
(Language: Español)
Estela Estévez Benítez, Departamento de Historia del Arte, Universidade Santiago de Compostela
Index terms: Art History - General, Theology
Paper 226-cThe Three Magi in the Middle Ages and the Church's Principle of Universality
(Language: Español)
María Novoa Fernández, Departamento de Historia del Arte, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Index terms: Art History - General, Theology
Abstract

The medieval worldview and conception of reality was far less narrow than it is today. However, this reality often clashed with the theological premises held by the Church. This session will be approaching this subject from three different perspectives. In the first instance, we will look at monstrous human races and the challenges these beings posed to Christian ideals. We will then focus on the gentiles, specifically the Three Magi, and how they were embraced by the Church. Finally, we will consider ideas of Redemption and how the interaction between miraculous beliefs and images turns these objects into something extraordinary for the medieval viewers.