IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1121: Olivi Has Fallen: The Reception of Olivian Doctrines in the Early 14th Century

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Institute for Research on Medieval Cultures (IRCUM), Universitat de Barcelona / 'Medieval Heresy & Dissent Research' Network, University of Nottingham
Organisers:Delfi-Isabel Nieto-Isabel, Departament d'Història Medieval, Paleografia i Diplomàtica, Universitat de Barcelona
Justine Trombley, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of Toronto, Downtown
Moderator/Chair:David Zbíral, Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Paper 1121-aOn Private Brothels, Two Antichrists, and the Spear that Pierced Christ: Transmission and Distortion of Olivian Beliefs among the Laity
(Language: English)
Delfi-Isabel Nieto-Isabel, Departament d'Història Medieval, Paleografia i Diplomàtica, Universitat de Barcelona
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 1121-bApocalyptic Hope and Olivi's Martyrs
(Language: English)
Andrew Judson, Department of History University of Nottingham
Index terms: Hagiography, Religious Life
Paper 1121-c'The perverse doctrine of Brother Peter of John': Disseminating the Condemnation of Olivi's Lectura super apocalipsim
(Language: English)
Justine Trombley, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of Toronto, Downtown
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Theology
Abstract

Peter of John Olivi was one of the most controversial theologians of the 13th century. Repeatedly censured throughout his life, he died in 1298 after completing what would become his most influential and problematic work, the Lectura super apocalipsim. In less than a year, the Lectura was on the one hand condemned by the Franciscan General Chapter and on the other translated into the vernacular and circulated by his lay supporters, who saw Brother Peter of John as an uncanonized saint. This session will trace the journey followed by Olivian teachings from their dissemination among the laity to their final condemnation by the Pope, leaving in its wake a trail of devotion, prophecy, and death by fire.