Session1540
TitleSocial Belief and Dissidence, I: Transmitting Heretical Belief
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorCentre for the Digital Research of Religion & Dissident Networks Project (DISSINET), Masarykova Univerzita, Brno
 
OrganiserRobert L. J. Shaw, Centrum pro digitální výzkum náboženství, Masarykova Univerzita, Brno
David Zbíral, Centrum pro digitální výzkum náboženství / Dissident Networks Project (DISSINET), Masarykova univerzita, Brno
 
Moderator/ChairRobert L. J. Shaw, Centrum pro digitální výzkum náboženství, Masarykova Univerzita, Brno
 
Paper 1540-a Information, Belief, and Meaning-Making: Psychological Perspectives on Evidence for Belief Formation in Languedocian Inquisition Records
(Language: English)
Saku Pihko, Trivium - Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Tampere University
Index Terms: Anthropology; Law; Religious Life; Social History
Paper 1540-b Talking Heresy: Illicit Speech and the Transmission of Religious Messages in the Trial Records of Kent Lollards, 1511-12
(Language: English)
David Zbíral, Centrum pro digitální výzkum náboženství / Dissident Networks Project (DISSINET), Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Lay Piety; Religious Life; Social History
 
AbstractRather than something other-worldly, transcendent, internal, and somewhat intangible for the purposes of historical study, beliefs are very 'external' and social - not only socially communicated but also socially formed and remoulded. This panel looks at dissident, polemical, and inquisitorial sources in order to address the social dynamics of dissident beliefs, the channels and techniques of their transmission (be it orally or through writings). It also addresses the social processes that influenced their 'construction' by inquisitors and other churchmen in trial records, sermons, inquisitors' manuals, and polemical literature concerning heresy, the latter of which exerted tangible impact on the discursive formation of 'religion' in European thought.