Session330
TitleLay Teaching in the Late Middle Ages: Breaking Intellectual and Spiritual Boundaries, II
Date/TimeMonday 4 July 2022: 16.30-18.00
 
SponsorInternational Society for the Study of Medieval Theology (IGTM)
 
OrganiserKrijn Pansters, School of Catholic Theology / Franciscan Study Centre, Tilburg University
 
Moderator/ChairUlrike Treusch, Abteilung Historische Theologie, Freie Theologische Hochschule Gießen
 
Paper 330-a 'Io Caterina scrivo a voi…': Catherine of Siena Teaching by Letters
(Language: English)
Martin Mayerhofer, Patristics & Church History, Katholische Hochschule ITI, Trumau
Index Terms: Lay Piety; Religious Life; Theology
Paper 330-b Notabilia verba and exercitia devota: Gerhard Groote, Florens Radewijns, and the Early Brethren of the Common Life of Deventer as 'Teachers' in the Dialogus noviciorum of Thomas à Kempis
(Language: English)
Ingo Klitzsch, Evangelisch-Theologische Fakultät, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Index Terms: Lay Piety; Religious Life; Theology
Paper 330-c A Physician Teaches the Passion of Christ: Ulrich Pinder's Speculum passionis, 1507
(Language: English)
Jonathan Reinert, Institut für Spätmittelalter und Reformation, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Index Terms: Lay Piety; Religious Life; Theology
 
AbstractMost medieval teachers were learned theologians with a substantial degree of training in didactic technique and sacred eloquence. They were usually members of ecclesiastical and/or spiritual elites with the right papers for preaching and pastoral activity. From roughly the 12th century, more and more laypeople started to become teachers themselves, either by edifying verbo et exemplo and becoming spiritual exemplars themselves, or by way of a religious pedagogy that included new forms of expression and exhortation, simplified speech, use of the vernacular, images, and gestures, and poetry. The second kind of non-clerical teachers will be the subject of this session.