IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 550: Cistercians, I: Memory, Hospitality, and Bernard of Clairvaux

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Cîteaux: Commentarii cistercienses
Organiser:Terryl N. Kinder, _Cîteaux: Commentarii cistercienses_, Pontigny
Moderator/Chair:Terryl N. Kinder, _Cîteaux: Commentarii cistercienses_, Pontigny
Paper 550-aEchoing the Past: The Memory of Bernard of Clairvaux in the Anti-Heretical Polemic of Geoffrey of Auxerre
(Language: English)
Stamatia Noutsou, Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Mentalities, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 550-bHuman Reality Transcended: Gendered Imagery as Conveyor of the Supernatural in Bernard of Clairvaux's Letters
(Language: English)
Anna-Riina Hakala, Department of Church History, University of Helsinki
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Gender Studies, Literacy and Orality, Religious Life
Paper 550-cStricter Customs?: Remembering the Impact of Incorporation on Saints' Cults in the 12th Century
(Language: English)
Georgina Fitzgibbon, Department of History, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Monasticism, Religious Life

Through the theme of memory, three speakers will discuss how incorporating the cults of saints affected Cistercian devotional practice, the impact of Bernard of Clairvaux, and whether his fame unfairly overshadowed the theologian and writer Geoffrey of Auxerre.