IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1038: (Crossing) Borders between Laity and Clergy, I: Blurry Borders in the High Middle Ages

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Mediävistenverband (German Medievalists' Society)
Organisers:Volker Leppin, Institut für Spätmittelalter und Reformation, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Jonathan Reinert, Institut für Spätmittelalter und Reformation, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Moderator/Chair:Volker Leppin, Institut für Spätmittelalter und Reformation, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Paper 1038-aMonastic Superiority, Pastoral Care, Political Controversy: Anselm of Canterbury and the Laity
(Language: English)
Sven Gröger, Graduiertenkolleg 1662 'Religiöses Wissen im vormodernen Europa (800–1800)', Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 1038-bLiving Evangelical Perfection on the Borderline between Wordly Sword and Spiritual Cincture: The Praise of the Knights Templar by Bernard of Clairvaux
(Language: English)
Ingo Klitzsch, Lehrstuhl für Kirchen- und Dogmengeschichte, Augustana Hochschule, Neuendettelsau
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 1038-cBetween Secular and Spiritual: Songs by the 'Monk of Salzburg'
(Language: English)
Isabell Väth, Graduiertenkolleg 1662 'Religiöses Wissen im vormodernen Europa (800–1800)', Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Monasticism, Religious Life, Sexuality
Abstract

The series of four interdisciplinary sessions (including history, theology, literature and art) investigates the issue of borders between laity and clergy in the time between the High Middle Ages and the eve of the Reformation: In which way were these borders drawn and stabilised, and how were they being crossed? How were they presented and reflected upon? The first session will focus on three well-known authors: Anselm of Canterbury, Bernard of Clairvaux and the ‘Monk of Salzburg’. The main question is, in which way clear borders between laity and clergy are being blurred in their works and in their own life.