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The International Medieval Sermon Studies Society (IMSSS) promotes and fosters the study of medieval sermons and preaching in Latin and the vernacular languages within their social, literary, religious, intellectual, theological, catechetical, political and historical contexts.

The Society also promotes and fosters the study of various artes praedicandi, and theories of preaching derived from them, as well as material used by sermon writers (e.g., Florilegia, commentaries, etc.).

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50th International Congress on Medieval Studies

When May 14, 2015 07:00 AM to
May 17, 2015 12:00 PM
Where Kalamazoo, MI
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Meetings and Sessions of the IMSSS at Kalamazoo

 

Session 177, Valley II LeFevre Lounge, Friday 15 May, 10:00 a.m.

Medieval Sermon Studies I: Cistercian Preaching

Sponsor: International Medieval Sermon Studies Society 
Organizer: Holly Johnson, Mississippi State University
Presider: Ralf Lützelschwab, Freie Univ. Berlin
How to Rejoice in the Physical Departure of Christ: The Six Ascension Sermons of Bernard of Clairvaux

   Philip F. O’Mara, Bridgewater College

From Mud Bricks to Living Stones: Twelfth-Century Cistercian Exegeses of Ascension

   Timothy M. Baker, Harvard Divinity School

Continuities in Cistercian Formation: Twenty-First-Century Interrogations of Aelred’s Sermons for All Saints

   Cassian Russell, OCSO, Monastery of the Holy Spirit

 

Session 251, Schneider 1155, Friday 15 May, 1:30 p.m.

Medieval Sermon Studies II: Preaching and the Fourth Lateran Council

Sponsor: International Medieval Sermon Studies Society 
Organizer: Holly Johnson, Mississippi State University
Presider: Holly Johnson
The Concrete Impact of the Fourth Lateran Council upon Preaching: Some Careers and Works of Early Thirteenth-Century Preachers at the University and Beyond

     Alexis Charansonnet, Univ. Lumière Lyon 2

Selling Reform to Clerical Audiences Pre- and Post-Fourth Lateran (1215): The Role of the Sermon

     Jessalynn Bird, Independent Scholar

Preaching on the Periphery: Iceland in the Aftermath of Lateran IV

     Astrid Marner, Univ. i Bergen

Seven Words, Seven Sins: The Seven Deadly Sins in the English Wycliffite Sermons

     Jennifer Illig, Valparaiso Univ.

 

Session 307, Schneider 1160, Friday 15 May, 3:30 p.m.

Medieval Sermon Studies III: Preaching from the Carolingian Period to the Fifteenth Century 

Sponsor: International Medieval Sermon Studies Society 
Organizer: Holly Johnson, Mississippi State University
Presider: Ronald J. Stansbury, Robers Wesleyan College
Paul the Deacon’s Homiliary and Its Carolingian Witnesses

      Zachary Guiliano, St. John’s College, Univ. of Cambridge

Johannes Tauler: Sermons and the Cure of Souls

      Glenn E. Myers, Crown College

Sermon as a “Tale” of Power: Lenten Preaching of the Franciscan Marco from Sommariva del Bosco to the Princess Bona of Savoy-Achaia

      Laura Gaffuri, Univ. degli Studi di Torino

“Enter the City”: Crossing Linguistic Boundaries and Forming Social Bonds in a Fifteenth-Century Sermon

      Sarah W. Townsend, Univ. of Pennsylvania

Saturday, 16 May, 12:00 p.m. Bernhard Faculty Lounge

International Medieval Sermon Studies Society Business Meeting

 

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