IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1238: (Crossing) Borders between Laity and Clergy, III: Late Medieval Church Reform

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

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:Jonathan Reinert, Institut für Spätmittelalter und Reformation, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Paper 1238-aJohn Wyclif's Concepts of Church, Clergy, and Laity
(Language: English)
Wolf-Friedrich Schäufele, Fachbereich Evangelische Theologie Philipps-Universität Marburg
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 1238-b'No difference between noble and ignoble, between cleric and layman, rich and poor': The Brethren of the Common Life in Württemberg
(Language: English)
Fabian Kunze, Institut für Spätmittelalter und Reformation Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 1238-cLaicus, Clericus, and Religiosus in the Ecclesiastical Reform of the 15th Century: Redefining Theological Borders?
(Language: English)
Ulrike Treusch, Abteilung Historische Theologie Freie Theologische Hochschule Gießen
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety, Religious Life, Theology
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 the third session, some of the most important approaches to late medieval church reform are presented in view of the relation between laity and clergy. At the heart of the discussion will be the question, in which way the role of lay persons was strengthened in the concepts of John Wyclif, the Brethren of the Common Life and the reform councils of the 15th century.