IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 148: Dominican Poverty in the Middle Ages: Counsel, Criticism, and Conflict

Monday 2 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Cornelia Linde, German Historical Institute, London
Moderator/Chair:Sita Steckel, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Paper 148-aDominican Influence in the Development of the Ordo Servorum Mariae
(Language: English)
Ingrid Würth, Institut für Geschichte, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 148-bFranciscans versus Dominicans: An English Debate on Poverty
(Language: English)
Cornelia Linde, German Historical Institute, London
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 148-c'Not friaries, but rather palaces and manor houses': Monastic Criticism against Mendicant Claims of Poverty in Late Medieval Scandinavia
(Language: English)
Johnny Grandjean Jakobsen, Nordisk Forskningsinstitut, Københavns Universitet
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Abstract

This session explores various forms of reactions to the Dominican ideal of poverty. Cornelia Linde’s paper, dealing with the classic controversy between Franciscans and Dominicans, examines an English altercation from 1269 that extended beyond the two orders to involve the University of Oxford. The second paper, by Johnny Jakobsen, also explores an aspect of hostile reception by highlighting monastic criticism of Dominican poverty in Scandinavia. Ingrid Würth, finally, brings to light a positive mode of reception by exploring how Dominican ideas of poverty were adopted and adapted by the Servite Order. Together, the three papers aim to show different forms of reception of and reaction to the Dominican interpretation of the contentious issue of apostolic poverty.