IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 314: Borders and Borderlands in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, III: Intellectual Boundaries

Monday 3 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bristol
Organiser:Anke Holdenried, Department of History, University of Bristol
Moderator/Chair:Helen Fulton, Department of English, University of Bristol
Paper 314-aBoundaries of Science: Scholastic Branding of Gentile Philosophy as Heresy
(Language: English)
Ann Giletti, Faculty of Theology & Religion, University of Oxford
Index terms: Philosophy, Religious Life, Science, Theology
Paper 314-bTheology over Enemy Borderlines: Translating Ibn Tumart in 13th-Century Toledo
(Language: English)
Teresa Witcombe, Department of History, University of Exeter / Department of Historical Studies, University of Bristol
Index terms: Education, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Theology
Paper 314-cNegotiating the Boundaries of Time: The Hebrew Prophets and 12th-Century Christian Learning
(Language: English)
Anke Holdenried, Department of History, University of Bristol
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Theology

This multi-disciplinary session considers the intellectual strategies at play in literary and religious communication in the 12th and 13th centuries. How, in an intellectual universe comprising Graeco-Roman, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim traditions, did medieval thinkers negotiate the boundaries between different beliefs and cultures?