Religious orders and religious identity formation in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe, ca. 1420-1620

Samenvatting

The aim of this project is to investigate how Europe's main missionary orders (the Dominicans, the Franciscans, the Capuchins and the Jesuits) helped construct a confessionalised, disciplined religious identity within Catholic Europe between the early fifteenth and the early seventeenth centuries. It breaks with established scholarly traditions on confessionalisation practices that situate the beginnings of this phenomenon in the second half of the sixteenth century, as a Catholic reaction to the Reformation against the background of a decadent late medieval Church. Instead, this project aims to prove that the roots of this phenomenon should be sought in the religious reform programs developed within the major religious orders since the beginnings of the fifteenth century. The project also questions a scholarly tendency to single out the Jesuit model of missionary engagement as paradigmatic by comparing its missionary profile with those of the other most important late medieval and early modern missionary orders.
This project will proceed from a comparative analysis of normative discourses in dominant genres of religious instruction and confessional self-understanding, namely: 1. sermons and comparable homiletic productions through which the confessionalised disciplined religious subject was given shape; 2. catechistic texts produced in the context of the formation of the confessional Catholic subject; 3. types of history writing that functioned as narratives of missionary self-understanding within the main religious orders; 4. missionary guidebooks and treatises in which confessional missionary objectives were dealt with in more general and abstract terms. These were all genres with wide-reaching edifying goals, geared to the transformation of normative social practices and offering strict guidelines for living a virtuous Christian life. The project will show how Europe's main religious orders used the normative discourses in these genres to develop truth regimes with clear-cut principles of in- and exclusion: teaching the populace how to distinguish between good Christians and the internal and external enemies of the Christian commonwealth (such as heretics, Jews, witches, and Islamic "unbelievers").

Producten

Wetenschappelijk artikel

  • P Delcorno(2010): Un sermonario illustrato nella Basilea del Narrenschiff. Ik Quadragesimale novum de filio prodigo (1495) di Johann Meder Franciscan Studies pp. 215 - 258 ISSN: 0080-5459.
  • P Delcorno(2011): La parabola di Piramo e Tisbe. L?allegoria della fabula ovidiana in una predica di Johann Meder (1494) Schede Umanistiche pp. 67 - 106
  • P Delcorno(2011): La Festa di Lazero rico e di Lazero povero. Una sacra rappresentazione fiorentina sulla parabola del ricco epulone Interpres. Rivista di studi quattrocenteschi pp. 62 - 135
  • B Roest(2011): Appropriating the Rule of Clare Canterbury Studies in Franciscan History pp. 63 - 92 ISSN: 0954927249.
  • B Roest(2011): The Poor Clares during the Era of Observant Reforms: Attempts at a Typology Franciscan Studies pp. 343 - 386 ISSN: 0080-5459.
  • P Delcorno(2011): A Fifteenth-Century Painted Sermon at the Door of the Cathedral of Bressanone Medieval Sermon Studies pp. 55 - 83 ISSN: 1366-0691.
  • P Delcorno(2011): Faré per manera que vàlgue per molts. I sermoni di Vicent Ferrer sulla parabola di Lazzaro e il ricco epulone Erebea. Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales pp. 203 - 230 ISSN: 0214-0691.
  • B Roest, K Bosch, P Delcorno, A Huijbers, A More(2012): Strategies of Catholic Identity Formation (Chronicle) Franciscan Studies pp. 1 - 14
  • P Delcorno(2012): Corruzione e conversione in una sacra rappresentazione fiorentina: La Rappresentazione di dua hebrei che si convertirono (c. 1495) Cheiron. Materiali e strumenti di aggiornamento storiografico pp. 273 - 310
  • P.G.J.M. Raedts, B. Roest(2012): The Poor and the Perfect. The rise of learning in the Franciscan Order, 1209-1310 Archivum Franciscanum Historicum 106:1-2 pp. 220 - 223
  • P.G.J.M. Raedts, A.M.H. Huijbers(2013): A “Classical” Genre in Dominican Hands De viris illustribus ordinis praedicatorum’, Franciscan Studies 71 pp. 297 - 323
  • P. Delcorno, P.G.J.M. Raedts(2013): Between Pulpit and Reformation: The “Confessions” of François Lambert Franciscan Studies 71 pp. 113 - 133
  • B Roest(2013): Early mendicant mission in the New World : discourses, experiments, realities Franciscan Studies pp. 197 - 217
  • A.M.H. Huijbers, P.G.J.M. Raedts(2013): Observance as Paradigm in Mendicant and Monastic Order Chronicles’, International Medieval Conference, Session on Mendicant Observance and the Formation of Religious Identity University of Leeds, 1-4 July 2013
  • A. More, P.G.J.M. Raedts(2013): oth in the World and of It: Affectivity, Corporeality and Cistercian Conversi in Thirteenth- Century Liège’ Studies in Spirituality, 23 pp. 61 - 79
  • A Huijbers(2013): De viris illustribus ordinis praedicatorum : a "classical" genre in Dominican hands Franciscan Studies pp. 297 - 324 ISSN: 0080-5459.
  • P. Delcorno, P.G.J.M. Raedts(2013): La predicación medieval: sermones cristianos, judíos e islámicos en el Mediterráneo / Medieval Preaching: Christian, Jewish and Islamic Sermons in the Mediterranean, Medieval Sermon Studies pp. 83 - 86
  • P Delcorno(2013): Between pulpit and Reformation : the "confessions" of François Lambert Franciscan Studies pp. 113 - 133 ISSN: 0080-5459.
  • P.G.J.M. Raedts, P. Delcorno(2013): Vernacular Theology. Dominican Sermons and Audience in Late Medieval Italy Sehepunkte, 13/9
  • A More(2013): Institutionalization of disorder : the Franciscan third order and canonical change in the sixteenth century Franciscan Studies pp. 147 - 162 ISSN: 0080-5459.
  • P.G.J.M. Raedts, B. Roest(2013): Early Mendicant Mission in the New World: Discourses, Experiments, Realities Franciscan Studies 71 pp. 197 - 217
  • P.G.J.M. Raedts, P. Delcorno(2013): O felix adulescentia Bernardini! O ardentissima caritas cordis eius! Bernardino da Siena as model for the laity’, International Congress «Models of Virtues. The role of Virtues in Sermons and Hagiography for New Saints’ Cult (13th to 15th Century) University of Oporto
  • A. More, P.G.J.M. Raedts(2013): Institutionalization of Disorder: The Third Order and Canonical Change in the Sixteenth Century’ Franciscan Studies 71 pp. 147 - 161
  • P. Delcorno, P.G.J.M. Raedts(2013): Classical reception in medieval preaching: Pyramus and Thisbe in three fifteenth-century sermons’, International Conference «Framing Classical Reception Studies
  • P. Delcorno, P.G.J.M. Raedts(2013): Observant Efforts on Religious Education for the Laity’, Session on Mendicant Observance and the Formation of Religious Identity University of Leeds
  • B. Roest, P.G.J.M. Raedts(2013): Die Devotio Moderna als Medium und Element. bschlussbemerkungen über Arten der Annäherung an ein historisches Phänomen’, Die Devotio Moderna, Sozialer und kulturelles Transfer (1350-1580) pp. 245 - 262
  • P.G.J.M. Raedts, P. Delcorno(2013): Promoting a New Civic Institution: The Life of San Bernardino da Siena and the Hospital of Lodi’, International Seminar «The Translocal Urban Networking in EU Cities in Past and Present University of Bologna,
  • A More(2013): Both in the World and of It: Affectivity, Corporeality and Cistercian Conversi in Thirteenth-Century Liège Studies in Spirituality pp. 61 - 79

Hoofdstuk in boek

  • B Roest(2010): Franciscan Organisation in the Mendicant Context pp. 253 - 279 , Berlin
  • A More(2011): Representing Genders and Sexualities in Europe: Construction, Transformation and Subversion pp. 33 - 48 , Aldershot
  • B Roest(2011): The Practice of the Bible in the Middle Ages pp. 179 - 204 , New York
  • A More, E L'Estrange(2011): Representing Genders and Sexualities in Europe: Construction, Transformation and Subversion pp. 1 - 14 , Aldershot
  • B Roest(2011): Stedelijk verleden in veelvoud. Opstellen over laatmiddeleeuwse stadsgeschiedenis in de Nederlanden pp. 245 - 258 , Hilversum
  • B Roest(2011): The Cambridge Companion to Francis of Assisi pp. 161 - 177 , Cambridge
  • B Roest(2012): Franciscan Preaching: Every Miracle from the Beginning of the World Came About through Words pp. 383 - 412 , Leiden
  • A More(2012): Her Bright Merits: Essays in Honor of Ingrid Peterson pp. 157 - 172 , Saint Bonaventure, NY
  • P.G.J.M. Raedts, B. Roest(2012): Ne effluat in multiloquium et habeatur honerosus: The art of preaching in the Franciscan Tradition’, pp. 383 - 412 , Leiden
  • A. More, P.G.J.M. Raedts(2012): Plantula Francisci, plantula mei: Margaret of Cortona as a Model Penitent’, pp. 157 - 172 , New York
  • A. More(2012): Franciscan Preaching: Every Miracle from the Beginning of the World Came About through Words pp. 209 - 230 , Leiden
  • B Roest(2012): The Cambridge Companion to Francis of Assisi pp. 161 - 177 , Cambridge
  • P Delcorno(2012): Dare credito alle donne: presenze femminili nell?economia tra medioevo ed età moderna pp. 211 - 245 , Asti
  • A More(2012): Parasites, Worms, and the Human Body in Religion and Culture pp. 81 - 94 , Berlijn
  • P.G.J.M. Raedts, A. More(2012): Gracious Women finding Glory: Clare of Assisi and Elizabeth of Hungary in Franciscan Sermons’, pp. 209 - 230 , Leiden
  • P.G.J.M. Raedts, B. Roest(2013): Het ‘verdwenen’ katholieke leven van de zestiende eeuw: de last van perspectivisme in de Nederlandse historiografie’, pp. 169 - 187 , Nijmegen
  • B Roest(2013): De last der geschiedenis pp. 169 - 187 , Nijmegen
  • P Delcorno(2014): The Jewish-Christian Encounter in Medieval Preaching pp. 253 - 281 , New York
  • B Roest(2015): A Companion to Observant Reform in the Late Middle Ages and Beyond pp. 331 - 362 , Leiden-Boston
  • A More(2015): A Companion to Observant Reform in the Late Middle Ages and Beyond pp. 85 - 110 , Leiden-Boston
  • P Delcorno(2015): A Companion to Observant Reform in the Late Middle Ages and Beyond pp. 147 - 183 , Leiden-Boston
  • B Roest(2015): A Companion to Observant Reform in the Late Middle Ages and Beyond pp. 285 - 308 , Leiden-Boston
  • A Huijbers(2015): A Companion to Observant Reform in the Late Middle Ages and Beyond pp. 111 - 143 , Leiden-Boston
  • J Uphoff, B Roest(2016): Religious Orders and Religious Identity Formation, ca. 1420-1620 pp. 1 - 12

Boek of monografie

  • B Roest(2013): Order and Disorder pp. 440 , Leiden-Boston
  • P.G.J.M. Raedts, B. Roest(2013): Order and Disorder: The Poor Clares between Foundation and Reform, The Medieval Franciscans, 8 , Leiden-Boston
  • P Delcorno(2014): Lazzaro e ricco epulone: Metamorfosi di una parabola tra Quattro e Cinquecento , Bologna
  • B Roest(2014): Franciscan Learning, Preaching and Mission c. 1220-1650: Cum scientia sit donum Dei, armatura ad defendendam sanctam Fidem catholicam& pp. 256
  • B Roest, J Mixson(2015): A Companion to Observant Reform in the Late Middle Ages and Beyond pp. 433 , Leiden-Boston
  • J Uphoff, B Roest(2016): Religious Orders and Religious Identity Formation, ca. 1420-1620 pp. 260

Publicatie bedoeld voor een breed publiek

  • (2011): Nuns, Roman Catholic pp. 1029 - 1031
  • A More(2011): Virgin Mary pp. 1523

Publieksinformatie

  • P Delcorno(2012): Review of: ILDEGARDA DI BINGEN, Libro delle creature. Differenze sottili delle nature diverse, ed. by A. Campanini, in Rivista di Teologia dell?Evangelizzazione, 31 (2012), 278-282
  • B Roest(2013): Book review of The Poor and the Perfect. The rise of learning in the Franciscan Order, 1209-1310 (Cornell UP, 2012), in: Archivum Franciscanum Historicum 106:1-2 (2013), 220-223
  • P.G.J.M. Raedts, B. Roest(2013): De last der geschiedenis: Beeldvorming, leergezag en traditie in het historisch metier (redacteurschap)
  • P.G.J.M. Raedts, B. Roest(2013): Observant Mission in Theory and Practice: From Reconquista to Conquest in the New World’, Session on Mendicant Observance and the Formation of Religious Identity
  • A. More, P.G.J.M. Raedts(2013): Identity, Preaching and Literacy: The Emergence of a Textual Identity in Houses of Franciscan Tertiary Women.’ Invited lecture for the conference ‘Nuns’ Literacies in Medieval Europe.’ Antwerp, Belgium, 2013. ‘Religious Orders and Religious Identity Form
  • P Delcorno(2013): Review of: E. CORBARI, Vernacular Theology. Dominican Sermons and Audience in Late Medieval Italy, in Sehepunkte, 13/9 (2013)
  • A. More, P.G.J.M. Raedts(2013): Clearer and Clearer: Clare of Assisi as a Model of Virtue and Reform.’ Invited lecture as part of the workshop ‘Models of Virtue: The Role of Virtues in Sermons and Hagiography for new Saints’ Cults (13th to 15th Century).’

Proefschrift

  • P Delcorno(2015): In the Mirror of the Prodigal Son , Nijmegen  27 januari 2016
  • A.M.H. Huijbers(2015): Zealots for Souls , Enschede  21 januari 2016

Kenmerken

Projectnummer

360-50-050

Hoofdaanvrager

Prof. dr. P.G.J.M. Raedts

Verbonden aan

Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Faculteit der Letteren, Afdeling Geschiedenis

Uitvoerders

Dr. P. Delcorno, Drs. A.M.H. Huijbers, Dr. A. More, Dr. B. Roest

Looptijd

01/07/2010 tot 24/03/2015