IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1609: The Premonstratensians and Scripture

Thursday 5 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Society for the Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages
Organiser:William P. Hyland, School of Divinity, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:William P. Hyland, School of Divinity, University of St Andrews
Paper 1609-a12th-Century Premonstratensian lectio divina: Perspectives on Study, Sacred Reading, and Contemplation
(Language: English)
Beatrise Bandeniece, School of Divinity, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Monasticism, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 1609-bThe Stained Glass Biblia Pauperum Windows of Steinfeld Abbey: Canonical Spirituality, Salvation History, and the Theological Imagination
(Language: English)
William P. Hyland, School of Divinity, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Art History - General, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1609-cLazarus and the White Canons
(Language: English)
Carol Neel, Department of History, Colorado College
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Monasticism, Religious Life, Theology
Abstract

The Premonstratensians, also known as ‘White Canons’ for the colour of their religious habits, were one of the largest and most prominent of the new orders of canons regular in the 12th century. This session explores the centrality to their interpretation and implementation of the vita apostolica of scriptural prayer, study, and exegesis. By looking at some of the most prominent of early Premonstratensian writers, the session seeks to discern and articulate what the white canons shared with their contemporaries, e.g. the canons of St Victor, and what made them distinct.