Session Title

"Fancy Meeting You Here!": Medieval Texts and Traditions as Sources for Understanding Polytheism

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Phillip A. Bernhardt-House

Organizer Affiliation

Skagit Valley College-Whidbey Island

Presider Name

Phillip A. Bernhardt-House

Paper Title 1

Feasting with the Dead: Pagan Sensibilities in Christian Practice

Presenter 1 Name

Galina Krasskova

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Fordham Univ.

Paper Title 2

A Song of Swineherding, Blessed Beeches, and Iron: Veneration for the Beech Tree In Basque Mythology and Precursors from Aquitania

Presenter 2 Name

David Wallace-Hare

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Toronto

Start Date

13-5-2018 8:30 AM

Session Location

Bernhard 213

Description

This session will examine evidence for pre-Christian practices of polytheism as reflected in texts and traditions preserved in the medieval Christian world, and will likewise evaluate how these sources can best be used contextually and responsibly in looking at questions of pre-Christian religiosity.

Phillip Bernhardt-House

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May 13th, 8:30 AM

"Fancy Meeting You Here!": Medieval Texts and Traditions as Sources for Understanding Polytheism

Bernhard 213

This session will examine evidence for pre-Christian practices of polytheism as reflected in texts and traditions preserved in the medieval Christian world, and will likewise evaluate how these sources can best be used contextually and responsibly in looking at questions of pre-Christian religiosity.

Phillip Bernhardt-House