IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1513: Religious Dissent, Reform, and Repression, I: Rupture and Continuity in Dissident Theologies

Thursday 4 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Organisers:Rachel Ernst, Department of History, Georgia State University
David Zbíral, Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Moderator/Chair:Delfi-Isabel Nieto-Isabel, Departament d'Història Medieval, Paleografia i Diplomàtica, Universitat de Barcelona
Paper 1513-aCatharists, Mattarians, and Manichaeans: Schism as Survival in the Face of Opposition
(Language: English)
Rachel Ernst, Department of History, Georgia State University
Rachel Ernst, Department of History, Georgia State University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Social History, Theology
Paper 1513-b'All was done well': The Authiés' Theology of 'Endura'
(Language: English)
Rhona Nicol, School of Divinity, History & Philosophy, University of Aberdeen
Rhona Nicol, School of Divinity, History & Philosophy, University of Aberdeen
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Social History, Theology
Paper 1513-cPetr Chelčický and Luke of Prague: Continuity and Discontinuity in the Theological Thought of the Unity of the Brethren
(Language: English)
Vít Marša, Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Vít Marša, Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Social History, Theology
Abstract

The papers in this session explore rupture and schism in dissident theologies of the medieval period from the fractured Manichaean faith at the end of the Roman Empire to the nascent Unity of the Brethren in Bohemia. In examining changing doctrines of sects that were already labelled ‘heretical’ by the Church, we shall seek to understand the ideological, sociological, and political motives of those who initiated these micro-schisms. Participants in this session will observe commonalities in how these persecuted sects evolved and adapted in response to pressures from within and without.