Session Title

Vernacular Bible in Central Europe

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Center for Austrian Studies, Univ. of Minnesota-Twin Cities; Hill Museum&Manuscript Library (HMML)

Organizer Name

Jan Volek

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Presider Name

Jan Volek

Paper Title 1

"They are not answering from the Scriptures, because they have not listened carefully": Preaching the Bible in the Bohemian Reform Movement

Presenter 1 Name

Reid S. Weber

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Central Oklahoma

Paper Title 2

Mere History or Sacred Tales? Retellings of Biblical Tales in Vernacular Histories

Presenter 2 Name

Thomas Leek

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Paper Title 3

Vernacular Bible Manuscripts at the Austrian National Library

Presenter 3 Name

Matthew Z. Heintzelman

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library

Start Date

10-5-2018 3:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1120

Description

While the biblical text formed a central part of medieval Christian theological reflection and practice, it was overwhelmingly informed by the Latin text of the Vulgate. In addition to this dominant tradition, there also emerged the practice of using vernacular versions of the sacred text. While many of these uses were for personal devotion, they also prompted suspicion of heresy, as was the case with the Lollards and Hussites. This panel provides a forum for analyzing the production, use, and broader religious dimensions of vernacular Biblical texts in Central Europe during the Middle Ages.

Jan Volek

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May 10th, 3:30 PM

Vernacular Bible in Central Europe

Schneider 1120

While the biblical text formed a central part of medieval Christian theological reflection and practice, it was overwhelmingly informed by the Latin text of the Vulgate. In addition to this dominant tradition, there also emerged the practice of using vernacular versions of the sacred text. While many of these uses were for personal devotion, they also prompted suspicion of heresy, as was the case with the Lollards and Hussites. This panel provides a forum for analyzing the production, use, and broader religious dimensions of vernacular Biblical texts in Central Europe during the Middle Ages.

Jan Volek