Session Title

Charity and Poverty, and Bishops and the Secular Clergy

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Episcopus: Society for the Study of Bishops and Secular Clergy in the Middle Ages

Organizer Name

Adam J. Davis

Organizer Affiliation

Denison Univ.

Presider Name

Kalani Craig

Presider Affiliation

Indiana Univ.-Bloomington

Paper Title 1

Who Are You Calling Poor? A Fourteenth-Century Irish Archbishop's Exploration of Four States of Poverty

Presenter 1 Name

Bridget Riley

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Reading

Paper Title 2

Response

Presenter 2 Name

Holly J. Grieco

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Siena College

Start Date

13-5-2016 3:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard 211

Description

This session will explore charitable practices and ideas about poverty of medieval bishops and the secular clergy. The clergy often played a vital role in formulating and disseminating the standards for proper almsgiving and charitable behavior. In addition, they formulated the standards of what counted as poverty,, and so who deserved charity.

Michael Burger

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May 13th, 3:30 PM

Charity and Poverty, and Bishops and the Secular Clergy

Bernhard 211

This session will explore charitable practices and ideas about poverty of medieval bishops and the secular clergy. The clergy often played a vital role in formulating and disseminating the standards for proper almsgiving and charitable behavior. In addition, they formulated the standards of what counted as poverty,, and so who deserved charity.

Michael Burger