TitleSocial Belief and Dissidence, III: Constructing Heretical Belief in Sermons and Polemics
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
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/ChairLucy Sackville, Department of History, University of York
Paper 1740-a The Construction of Orthodoxy: Heresy, Belief, and Ritual in Sermons from Arras and Paris
(Language: English)
Jessalynn Bird, Department of Humanistic Studies, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Sermons and Preaching; Social History; Theology
Paper 1740-b The Imagery of 'Luciferians' in Early 14th-Century Central Europe: Local and European Contexts
(Language: English)
František Novotný, Katedra filosofie a religionistiky, Univerzita Pardubice
Index Terms: Anthropology; Ecclesiastical History; Religious Life; Theology
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.