Session Title

The Recontextualization of Christian Doctrine at the End of Middle Ages

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies (TACMRS)

Organizer Name

Chih-hsin Lin

Organizer Affiliation

National Chengchi Univ.

Presider Name

Brent Addison Moberly

Presider Affiliation

Indiana Univ.-Bloomington

Paper Title 1

"Up to the Farthest, Highest Peak of Mystic Scripture": Mystical Itineraries from Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite to Saint John of the Cross

Presenter 1 Name

Wesley Hwang

Presenter 1 Affiliation

National Chung Hsing Univ.

Paper Title 2

"Of Haukyn the Actif Man": Recontextualizing the Active Life inPiers Plowman

Presenter 2 Name

Carolyn F. Scott

Presenter 2 Affiliation

National Cheng Kung Univ.

Paper Title 3

Simple Pastors and Deceitful Preachers in the Pastoral World of Spenser's Shepheardes Calender

Presenter 3 Name

Chih-hsin Lin

Start Date

13-5-2016 10:00 AM

Session Location

Fetzer 2016

Description

As a religion that centers on Christ’s resurrection and the fulfillment of the Old Covenant by the New Covenant, Christianity has always been built upon interpretations and reinterpretations of its doctrines that help Christians to live the doctrine in real lives. To recontextualize Christianity for people facing religious problems in a social context different from that established in the Bible, authors need to make use of existent cultural expressions to help their readers identify their own corruptions and live the doctrine, whether such expression are derived from Christian or pagan traditions. Such recontextualization for religious instruction was particularly challenging at the end of the Middle Ages as the anti-clerical movement and the precursors of the Reformation often questioned the authority of the Catholic Church to interpret the Bible. This session aims to examine texts that show efforts to recontextualize Christian doctrine with the awareness of the danger of distorting the doctrine on the one hand and the importance of living the doctrine in real lives on the other. This session welcomes papers that examine literary, theological, historical, or philosophical texts and images that show concerns for such recontextualization or solutions to problems such as misinterpretation, literalism, deceitful authors, or intractable or untrained readers.

Chih-hsin Lin

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The Recontextualization of Christian Doctrine at the End of Middle Ages

Fetzer 2016

As a religion that centers on Christ’s resurrection and the fulfillment of the Old Covenant by the New Covenant, Christianity has always been built upon interpretations and reinterpretations of its doctrines that help Christians to live the doctrine in real lives. To recontextualize Christianity for people facing religious problems in a social context different from that established in the Bible, authors need to make use of existent cultural expressions to help their readers identify their own corruptions and live the doctrine, whether such expression are derived from Christian or pagan traditions. Such recontextualization for religious instruction was particularly challenging at the end of the Middle Ages as the anti-clerical movement and the precursors of the Reformation often questioned the authority of the Catholic Church to interpret the Bible. This session aims to examine texts that show efforts to recontextualize Christian doctrine with the awareness of the danger of distorting the doctrine on the one hand and the importance of living the doctrine in real lives on the other. This session welcomes papers that examine literary, theological, historical, or philosophical texts and images that show concerns for such recontextualization or solutions to problems such as misinterpretation, literalism, deceitful authors, or intractable or untrained readers.

Chih-hsin Lin