IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1338: (Crossing) Borders between Laity and Clergy, IV: On the Eve of the Reformation

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

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:Sven Gröger, Graduiertenkolleg 1662 'Religiöses Wissen im vormodernen Europa (800–1800)', Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Paper 1338-aDo We Need a Priest?: Penance in Late Medieval Spirituality
(Language: English)
Volker Leppin, Institut für Spätmittelalter und Reformation, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 1338-bFrom Layman to Cleric: The Degree of Consecration in the Late Middle Ages as a Transformative Process
(Language: English)
Joachim Werz, Sonderforschungsbereich 923 'Bedrohte Ordnungen', Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Liturgy, Theology
Paper 1338-cClerical Instruction or Civic Representation?: Demarcating and Crossing Borders between Laity and Clergy in Medieval Religious Plays
(Language: English)
Michael Neumaier, Graduiertenkolleg 1662 'Religiöses Wissen im vormodernen Europa (800–1800)', Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Lay Piety, Performance Arts - General, Religious Life
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. The final session will explore the tension of drawing borders and blurring borders between lay persons and clerics which on the eve of the Reformation was expressed and discussed on different levels: from presenting this tension in the liturgy, to reflecting upon it spiritually and theologically, to enacting it in religious plays.