TitleBlurred Boundaries and Religious Dissent, III: Intellectual and Textual Contexts
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
SponsorMedieval Heresy & Dissent Research Network, University of Nottingham
OrganiserDelfi I. Nieto-Isabel, School of History, Queen Mary University of London
Moderator/ChairReima Välimäki, School of History, Culture & Arts Studies, University of Turku
Paper 1228-a Heterodoxy: Paganism, Lay Religiosity, and Heresy - Blurred Boundaries and Continuity from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages with an Emphasis on the Bogomils
(Language: English)
Bojana Radovanović, Center for Textual, Historical & Systematic Studies of Judaism & Christianity, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Lay Piety; Pagan Religions
Paper 1228-b Books and the Blurred Boundaries of Scholarly Heresy in the Late Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Justine Trombley, Department of History, Durham University
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1228-c Controversial Sanctity, Manuscript Issues: Revisiting the Book of Consolation of the Franciscan Abbess Juana de la Cruz, 1481-1534
(Language: English)
Pablo Acosta-García, Seminario de Estudios sobre el Renacimiento, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Index Terms: Hagiography; Manuscripts and Palaeography; Women's Studies
AbstractUnder the title 'Blurred Boundaries and Religious Dissent', this series of four conference sessions seeks to explore the disparity between the prescribed ideal of orthodoxy in the Middle Ages and Christianity as it was practiced by members of ecclesiastical, monastic, and lay communities. Thus, starting from different case studies with their own spatial and temporal particularities, the papers will be focusing on how the religious boundaries of the most diverse communities were negotiated. How and why was it possible or even desirable to preserve such blurred boundaries and how do they relate to what has been defined by R. I. Moore as 'dissent'? Participants will build on the sessions presented at the International Medieval Congress at Leeds (2021) under the title, 'Reconsidering Boundaries of Religious Dissent in the Long 12th Century'. Scholars in these sessions used their research as case studies to exemplify the permeability of the lines that were intended to separate ecclesiastical clerics from monastic authorities, male from female religious, laity from clergy, and orthodox from heretical. The current series of sessions will expand the temporal scope to include topics from the late 10th through the 14th centuries.