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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1738: Reconsidering the Boundaries of Religious Dissent in the Long 12th Century, II

Thursday 9 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Organisers:Andra-Nicoleta Alexiu, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Stamatia Noutsou, Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Moderator/Chair:Justine Trombley, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of Toronto, Downtown
Respondent:Sita Steckel, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Paper 1738-aWith or Without You?: Torn between Contempt for Women and the Urge to Reform
(Language: English)
Andra-Nicoleta Alexiu, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Index terms: Gender Studies, Monasticism, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 1738-bFollow the Clerical Exhortations while Being against the Clergy: The Case of an Illiterate Knight, Hugues de Berzé
(Language: English)
Lorris Chevalier, Écoles doctorales: Lettres communication langues arts Université de Bourgogne Dijon
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Paper 1738-cWhat is the Message in the Christus patiens Passion Play?
(Language: English)
Claudia Daiber, Graduate School of Humanities, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Liturgy, Mentalities, Performance Arts - Drama, Religious Life

The aim of the two sessions is to reconsider heresy with a broader understanding of the concept of religious dissent during the long 12th century. We seek to explore this topic by discussing a selection of the various discourses on religion that emerged during this period. We will demonstrate the growing diversity of religious ideology in Western Europe by discussing how these discourses targeted a variety of audiences and served many different purposes. Thus, the sessions will focus on the tumultuous atmosphere wherein various reforming groups risked their total exclusion from the church and society by attempting to renegotiate the boundaries of 'orthodoxy' from within. In addition, given the purpose of their mission and their position within the Church as monks, nuns, or laymen, these authors felt pressured to better flesh out and redefine certain categories from a social or gender-based perspective, while holding on to tradition.