Session607
TitlePatristic Authority in the Early Middle Ages, II: From Manipulation to Interpretation, c. 800-900
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
 
OrganiserShari Boodts, Radboud Institute for Culture & History (RICH), Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
 
Moderator/ChairShari Boodts, Radboud Institute for Culture & History (RICH), Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Riccardo Macchioro, ERC Project 'Patristic Sermons in the Middle Ages (PASSIM)', Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen / Università degli Studi di Milano
 
Paper 607-a Readings of Augustine in 9th-Century Discussions on the Soul
(Language: English)
Jesse Miika Johannes Keskiaho, Department of Philosophy, History & Art Studies, University of Helsinki
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 607-b Varieties of 'Patristic Authority' at Carolingian Church Councils
(Language: English)
Josh Timmermann, Department of History, University of British Columbia
Index Terms: Canon Law; Ecclesiastical History; Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 607-c Manuscript Fulda, Hessische Landesbibliothek, Aa 9: The Break-Up of the Formal Limits of Augustine's De ciuitate Dei in the Carolingian Period
(Language: English)
Julia Aguilar Miquel, Filologia Clàssica, Universitat de València / Literatuurwetenschap, KU Leuven
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Language and Literature - Latin; Manuscripts and Palaeography
 
AbstractThis session is the second of a diptych that analyses the medieval reception of patristic authority. The sessions combine a focus on the material aspects of textual transmission with attention to intellectual processes of reception. This approach emphasises the fluidity of traditional boundaries - between Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, between history and philology, between authenticity and inauthenticity, between readers and authors. By highlighting processes of misattribution, manipulation, and reinterpretation, the papers demonstrate the dynamic and diverse nature of the medieval reception of the patristic heritage and challenge several still deeply ingrained notions surrounding the presence and impact of the Church Fathers in the medieval tradition.