Session Title

Medieval Theories of the Atonement

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Christendom Graduate School

Organizer Name

Robert Joseph Matava

Organizer Affiliation

Christendom Graduate School

Presider Name

Robert Joseph Matava

Paper Title 1

Julian of Norwich, The Cloud of Unknowing, and the Doctrine of Deification

Presenter 1 Name

Justin A. Jackson

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Hillsdale College

Paper Title 2

Satisfaction and Merit: The Dynamics of Atonement in Anselm, Bonaventure, and Aquinas

Presenter 2 Name

Junius C. Johnson

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Baylor Univ.

Start Date

12-5-2017 1:30 PM

Session Location

Valley III Eldridge 309

Description

Many of the greatest medieval thinkers were individuals whose contributions were at heart motivated and informed by religious doctrine and sacred text. Despite the precedence of theology in the Middle Ages, many of the theologically-relevant sessions currently offered at the congress approach theological topics from the angle of a cognate discipline, such as philosophy or history rather than theology itself. Moreover, relevant sessions are often delimited by the work one thinker. The distinguishing aim of "Medieval Theories of the Atonement" is to offer a session of papers grouped around a specifically theological theme that is central to medieval thought, rather than the work of one particular thinker. Our reason for choosing this theme is both the centrality of the idea of atonement to medieval thought and practice and the resurgence of interest—both historical and theological—that this theme has captured in contemporary thought. Questions to be explored by this session include the causality of the atonement, the integration of philosophy and Scripture in medieval accounts of the atonement, and the varied influences on medieval thinkers of patristic theorizing on the atonement.

Robert Joseph Matava

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May 12th, 1:30 PM

Medieval Theories of the Atonement

Valley III Eldridge 309

Many of the greatest medieval thinkers were individuals whose contributions were at heart motivated and informed by religious doctrine and sacred text. Despite the precedence of theology in the Middle Ages, many of the theologically-relevant sessions currently offered at the congress approach theological topics from the angle of a cognate discipline, such as philosophy or history rather than theology itself. Moreover, relevant sessions are often delimited by the work one thinker. The distinguishing aim of "Medieval Theories of the Atonement" is to offer a session of papers grouped around a specifically theological theme that is central to medieval thought, rather than the work of one particular thinker. Our reason for choosing this theme is both the centrality of the idea of atonement to medieval thought and practice and the resurgence of interest—both historical and theological—that this theme has captured in contemporary thought. Questions to be explored by this session include the causality of the atonement, the integration of philosophy and Scripture in medieval accounts of the atonement, and the varied influences on medieval thinkers of patristic theorizing on the atonement.

Robert Joseph Matava