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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 227: Entanglements of Faith and the Senses, II: Hearing Mary(an) Devotion in the Middle Ages

Monday 3 July 2023, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky, Trivent Publishing, Budapest
Moderator/Chair:Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky, Trivent Publishing, Budapest
Paper 227-aSalvation through the Senses: Mary in the Thought of Anselm of Canterbury
(Language: English)
Angelo Maria Vitale, Pontificia Facoltà Teologica dell'Italia Meridionale, Napoli
Index terms: Philosophy, Theology
Paper 227-bPeople in the Otherworld Seen and Heard: The Relationship between Mary and the Sinners in the Apocalypse of the Theotokos
(Language: English)
Piruza Hayrapetyan, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Hagiography
Paper 227-cThe Perception of Marian Proximity in Post-Byzantine Art
(Language: English)
Ioannis Siopis, Department of History, Ionian University, Corfu
Index terms: Art History - General, Byzantine Studies

A series of three sessions are dedicated to the sensory approach of Marian devotion as reflected in Eastern and Western Christianity by examining the private/collective expressions of Marian devotion in relation to the senses.

This session is dedicated to the sensory approach of Marian devotion - the hearing - in relation to different communities (the sinners, the faithful) as reflected in apocryphal sources focusing on the concepts of sin and sinfulness (Apocalypse of the Theotokos); in post-Byzantine visual sources from the monasteries of Mount Athos influenced by Western standards (piety, worship, ecclesiastical rhetoric); and in the philosophical/theological treatises of Anselm of Canterbury.