Session1231
TitleTranscending Language Boundaries: The Reception of Greek Christian Texts in the 12th-Century Latin West, I
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
 
OrganiserCarmen Angela Cvetković, Forum für interdisziplinäre Religionsforschung (FiReF), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Laurence Mellerin, Laboratoire Histoire et Sources des Mondes Antiques (HiSoMa - UMR 5189), Université de Lyon 2 / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
 
Moderator/ChairLaurence Mellerin, Laboratoire Histoire et Sources des Mondes Antiques (HiSoMa - UMR 5189), Université de Lyon 2 / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
 
Paper 1231-a The Reception of the Greek Fathers' Vocabulary on the Beatific Vision in Hugh of St Victor through the Lens of Eriugena
(Language: English)
Patrícia Calvário, Instituto de Filosofia, Universidade do Porto
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Latin; Monasticism; Theology
Paper 1231-b William of Saint-Thierry's Greek 'Sources' and Influences
(Language: English)
Tyler Sergent, Department of Religion, Berea College, Kentucky
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Language and Literature - Latin; Monasticism; Theology
Paper 1231-c The Wisdom of the Greeks: Peter Abelard as a Reader of Greek Patristic Sources
(Language: English)
Carmen Angela Cvetković, Forum für interdisziplinäre Religionsforschung (FiReF), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Language and Literature - Latin; Monasticism; Theology
 
AbstractThis session aims to explore the reception of theological knowledge across linguistic borders, by focusing on the way in which 12th-century Latin medieval readers made use of the works of Greek Christian authors available to them in Latin translations produced from Late Antiquity onwards. The 12th century has long been recognised as an important period in the Latin reception of Greek classical knowledge with modern scholars paying attention especially to the medieval consumption of Greek works of philosophy, law, medicine, and science. Despite widespread evidence for the reading of Greek Christian authors in the 12th century, the reception of religious texts has received less scholarly attention, although they were considered highly important by medieval readers. By drawing attention to the 12th century Latin reception of Greek Christian texts, this session seeks to better understand what role played the Greek theological thought in shaping the Latin Christian medieval tradition.