Session Title

Authorities: Bible, Rule, Customary, and Tradition in Medieval Benedictine Monasteries

Sponsoring Organization(s)

American Benedictine Academy

Organizer Name

Hugh Bernard Feiss, OSB

Organizer Affiliation

Monastery of the Ascension

Presider Name

Hugh Bernard Feiss, OSB

Paper Title 1

Monks as Champions: Sources of "Spiritual Warfare" in the Benedictine Practice

Presenter 1 Name

Joseph Morrel

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Dallas/Cassata Catholic High School

Paper Title 2

Benedict of Aniane and the Authorities

Presenter 2 Name

Colleen Maura McGrane, OSB

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration

Paper Title 3

Saint Aethelwold and Authority: A Rhetoric of Absence

Presenter 3 Name

Jacob Riyeff

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Marquette Univ.

Paper Title 4

Instruction in Monastic Customs: Aelfric's Letter to the Monks of Eynsham and Liturgical Authority

Presenter 4 Name

Nathan John Haydon

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Univ. of Arkansas-Fayetteville

Start Date

12-5-2017 1:30 PM

Session Location

Valley III Stinson Lounge

Description

Monks following the Rule of St. Benedict had to interpret it in the light of other authorities: the Bible, customaries, and tradition. there was a great deal of leeway. Studies of Benedict's own attitude toward authorities as well as the attitudes of early medieval monastic theorists and "reformers" shows how these different authorities were invoked. Hugh Feiss

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May 12th, 1:30 PM

Authorities: Bible, Rule, Customary, and Tradition in Medieval Benedictine Monasteries

Valley III Stinson Lounge

Monks following the Rule of St. Benedict had to interpret it in the light of other authorities: the Bible, customaries, and tradition. there was a great deal of leeway. Studies of Benedict's own attitude toward authorities as well as the attitudes of early medieval monastic theorists and "reformers" shows how these different authorities were invoked. Hugh Feiss