IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1031: Making It in Time: The Construction of Past, Present, and Future and the Structures of Prophecy

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Miriam Czock, Historisches Institut, Universität Duisburg-Essen
Moderator/Chair:Carine van Rhijn, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 1031-aThe Historian Hrabanus Maurus and the Prophet Haimo of Auxerre
(Language: English)
Matthew Gabriele, Department of Religion & Culture, Virginia Tech
Matthew Gabriele, Department of Religion & Culture, Virginia Tech
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Mentalities, Theology
Paper 1031-bPast Prophecies, Ministry, and the Memory of the Future: The Meaning of Prophecy in Rupert of Deutz's Work
(Language: English)
Miriam Czock, Historisches Institut, Universität Duisburg-Essen
Miriam Czock, Historisches Institut, Universität Duisburg-Essen
Index terms: Liturgy, Mentalities, Theology
Paper 1031-cOne Revelation across Time?: 12th-Century Parisian Perspectives on Prophecy Revisited
(Language: English)
Anke Holdenried, Department of History, University of Bristol
Anke Holdenried, Department of History, University of Bristol
Index terms: Mentalities, Religious Life, Theology
Abstract

One need not be a specialist of medieval prophecy to pinpoint the link between prophecy and time: prophecy was clearly a tool to predict future events. Unsurprisingly, therefore, scholars have long recognised the future’s importance in prophecy. Yet to limit one’s focus on prophecy as the mere articulation of future events means failing to consider the whole connection between prophecy and time. Therefore, one must ask how prophecy was imagined in a framework of time, especially since it was often steeped in biblical ideas of revelation with their own very complex time structure. Accordingly, this session approaches prophecy not only as a phenomenon that predicts the future, but also seeks to understand how it was imagined as a tool to reveal truth structured by time by medieval authors, who articulated ideas about prophecy in relation to time and represented past, present, and future in connection with prophecy.