|Title||Global Saints, Global Holiness: A Round Table Discussion|
|Date/Time||Wednesday 6 July 2022: 16.30-18.00|
|Organiser||Stephanie Grace-Petinos, Bloomsbury Academic Publishing / Independent Scholar, Hamilton, New Jersey|
|Moderator/Chair||Jennifer Alberghini, Independent Scholar, Bellerose, New York|
|Stephanie Grace-Petinos, Bloomsbury Academic Publishing / Independent Scholar, Hamilton, New Jersey|
|Abstract||This round table discussion brings together scholars from various disciplines for a comparative look at 'saints' and 'holiness' across cultural, linguistic, religious, and geographic borders during the Middle Ages. The participants discuss questions comprising: what is holiness? What are the characteristics, definitions, categories, and considerations that make a person holy? Who or what determines when holiness has occurred or can be bestowed upon an individual? The papers include: holiness across the Latin West, Greek East, and Tang China; a 13th-century Turkic-Islamic warrior-saint; Javanese saints / holiness; early medieval English hagiographical texts; and, as a counterpoint, examples where saints-to-be were neglected and forgotten.
Participants include Nikolas O. Hoel (Northeastern Illinois University), Hee Sook Lee-Niinioja (Independent Scholar, Helsinki), Tom Revell (University of Oxford), and Marijana Vuković (Syddansk Universitet).