IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 529: Remembering Penance, Ghosts, and Emotions in the Middle Ages

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Oxford Handbook of the Merovingian World
Organiser:Isabel Moreira, Department of History, University of Utah
Moderator/Chair:Bonnie Effros, Department of History, University of Liverpool
Paper 529-aMemorable Penance and Penitential Memory
(Language: English)
Kevin Uhalde, Department of History, Ohio University
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Latin, Religious Life
Paper 529-bPurgatory, Intercession, and the Rise of Christian Ghosts
(Language: English)
Isabel Moreira, Department of History, University of Utah
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Mentalities, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 529-cSensual Experience in Heaven and Hell
(Language: English)
Eileen Gardiner, Italica Press, New York
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Mentalities, Philosophy, Religious Life
Abstract

Medieval Christians were encouraged to prepare for an eternity that was concretely described, theologically comprehensible, and morally focused. The lived human experience was not disconnected from such expectations. This panel explores how ideas about Christian life and the afterlife were forged through the memorable penance, remembered connections with the recently dead, and an imaginative projection of human emotion.