IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1704: Religious Praxis and Pastoral Care in Early Medieval Iberia, II: Learning

Thursday 5 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Presbyters in the Late Antique West Project, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Organisers:Kati Ihnat, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Marta Szada, Instytut Historyczny, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Jamie Wood, School of History & Heritage, University of Lincoln
Moderator/Chair:Robert Wiƛniewski, Instytut Historyczny, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Paper 1704-aDo You Need a Priest to Be a Christian?: Pastoral Care and Lay Piety in Visigothic Spain
(Language: English)
Marta Szada, Instytut Historyczny, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Liturgy, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 1704-bLearning by Example?: Commemoration of Saints in Early Medieval Iberia
(Language: English)
Kati Ihnat, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 1704-cCanons without Councils in Early Medieval Iberia
(Language: English)
Graham Barrett, School of History & Heritage, University of Lincoln
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Abstract

In this series of sessions, we will explore religious praxis in early medieval Iberia, c. 500-1100, from an interdisciplinary, socio-cultural perspective. Early medieval Iberia saw lively discussion about the proper performance and ultimate aims of religious practice and scholars have long struggled to unravel the relationship between the many rules that were laid down during the period and their practical applications. The rituals of the medieval church were first and foremost expressions of Christian religious commitment and identity – pressing issues in Iberia following the Visigothic conversion to Nicene Christianity. But there is growing interest in additional dimensions of medieval ritual and legal practice that could usefully be explored in the Iberian context: how they built community (particularly through ritualising memory, learning, and law) and set boundaries, engaged with the senses and emotions, and shaped Christian values and ideals.