Session220
TitleIrish Saints and Orthodoxy
Date/TimeMonday 13 July 2009: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorUniversity of Wales, Lampeter
 
OrganiserJude Mackley, School of Arts, University of Northampton
 
Moderator/ChairPaul Hardwick, Department of English, Leeds Trinity University
 
Paper 220-a Claiming and Reclaiming Orthodoxy in the Figure of St Columba
(Language: English)
David Jenkins, Centre for the Study of Religion in Celtic Societies, University of Wales, Lampeter
Index Terms: Hagiography; Language and Literature - Celtic; Language and Literature - Latin; Monasticism
Paper 220-b Incarnation, Work, and Sunday Rest in Nauigatio S. Brendani abbatis
(Language: English)
Jonathan Wooding, Department of Celtic Studies, University of Sydney
Index Terms: Hagiography; Language and Literature - Celtic; Language and Literature - Latin; Monasticism
Paper 220-c The Heresies of Brendan's Nauigatio
(Language: English)
Jude Mackley, School of Arts, University of Northampton
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Hagiography; Language and Literature - French or Occitan; Language and Literature - Latin
 
AbstractThis session discusses two Irish Saints: the first paper looks at the construction of St Columba in Adomnán's Life of Columba in relation to the Christological motifs which might be explained by the ecclesiastical politics of the day. The second paper discusses three scenes in the Nauigatio sancti Brendani abbatis: the scenes are pointers to theological debates concerning work and rest, respite and intercession. The final paper considers the Nauigatio and some of its vernacular translations, and how some scenes were perceived by commentators and inquisitors as apparent heresies.