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Dr Jean-Michel Roessli, PhD

Associate Professor, Theological Studies


Dr Jean-Michel Roessli, PhD
Office: S-K 301-2 
K Annex,
2150 Bishop
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2526
Email: jean-michel.roessli@concordia.ca
Website(s): Academia page
EHESS (2014-2016)

Biographical Note

Dr Jean-Michel Roessli is an associate professor of historical theology in the Department of Theological Studies at Concordia University, Montreal. His interests lie in the Jewish and Christian appropriation of the pagan culture (Orpheus, the Sibyls), Christian apocryphal literature – particularly the Sibylline Oracles and their reception throughout the centuries –, as well as the historyof Christian thought and doctrine.
For afew years now, he has been a Member of the AELAC, contributing to the group particularly as the coordinator and co-director of the paperback series “Apocryphes,” and as a member of the editorial board of Apocrypha: International Journal for Apocryphal literatures. He is also director of Memini: Travaux et Documents, the journal of the “Société d’études médiévales du Québec (SÉMQ), member of the editorial board for the Laval théologique et philosophique, and of the « Proceedings of ISCAL (International Summer Class on Apocryphal Literature), correspondent for Adamantius, etc.

Research interests

History of Christianity (from Late Antiquity to the Reformation era included), Theological History, Church History, Apocryphal Literature, Reception and Interpretation of the Bible throughout the ages, Transfer of pagan myths and motifs to Judaism and Christianity (Orpheus, the Sibyl, etc.), Hagiography.

Education

Conjoint Ph.D. in Theology and Religious Studies (December 2004 and March 2005): Docteur en théolgie (Université de Fribourg, Suisse) et en sciences religieuses (EPHE, Sorbonne, Paris).

Master's Degree in Theology as main subject matter (lic, scientiis religiosis: Theology, Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, English Philology) University of Fribourg, Switzerland, 1998.

Dissertation topic: Les Oracles sibyllins. Origines païennes et appropriations chrétiennes (Livres 6 ;7 ;8, 217-428), under the supervision of Alain Le Boulluec, École pratique des hautes études, Religious Studies Department, Paris, and Otto Wermelinger, Faculty of Theology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Jean-Michel Roessli and Tobias Nicklas (eds). Christian Apocrypha. Receptions of the New Testament in Ancient Christian Apocrypha (Novum Testamentum Patristicum 26; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, July 2014).
ANTONIO ORBE - introduction à la théologie des IIe et IIIe siècles, Paris: Le Cerf; Patrimoines, 2012, t. I
“Les Oracles sibyllins: Livres 6, 7 et 8 (vv. 217-428),” Introduction, Translation and Notes, in Écrits apocryphes chrétiens, edited by Pierre Geoltrain and Jean-Daniel Kaestli, Index established by Jean-Michel Roessli and Sever Voicu t. 2 (Paris, 2005; reprint 2006 and 2013; Bibliothèque de la Pléiade 516), p. 1045-1083.

Teaching activities

THEO 205: Introduction to Christian Spirituality (Fall 2020; Monday 6:00 to 8:15 pm)

Description

The characteristics of Christian spirituality, its roots in scripture, the balance between contemplation and action, its communal dimension, its attitude to the world, are analyzed through the study of a selection of men and women whose lives exemplify various aspects of Christian spirituality over the past two thousand years. The course examines notions of transcendence and immanence, individuality and collectivity, nature and the divine.

 

Objectives

Upon completing this course, students should be able to:

     • define and discuss the concept of Christian spirituality

     • identify important historical and contemporary figures who exemplify different types of Christian spirituality

     • discern emphases and values in various forms of Christian spirituality

     • identity continuity and discontinuity in the evolution of Christian spirituality

 

Required Reading

Textbook: There are two textbooks required for this class:

1) Philip Sheldrake, Spirituality. A Brief History. Second Edition. Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. 37.87$

2) Richard J. Foster and James Bryan Smith (ed.), Devotional Classics: Selected Readings for Individuals and Groups. Harper Collins, 2005. 21.97$

No obligation to purchase them. I have uploaded Sheldrake’s book on Moodle for your personal use and scanned the relevant chapters of Devotional Classics and uploaded them on Moodle as well.

 

Teaching Assistant

Should you have any question regarding the course or the requirements pertaining to the class, please first take a careful look at the course syllabus and if you do not find the information you are looking for on your own, get in touch with Casey Williams at caseyaustinwilliams@icloud.com. Finally, if, for any reason, she cannot answer your question send me an email.

 

Courtesy Policy

Here are a few simple rules that will help this class work well:

• Arriving to class on time.

• Silence your cell phone for the duration of the class.

• Lecture material will not be rehashed. Therefore, students who miss classes must arrange with another student to get the information or to catch up with the course material.

 

Course Grade

Components

% of Final Grade

Due date

Attendance, participation, and readings

15

Weekly

Reading responses

4 x 10 (= 40)

Oct 5 and 26, Nov 9 and 30

Topic of the final paper

5

Oct 19

Paper outline and annotated bibliography

10

Nov 23

Final Paper

30

Dec 14

Important: Penalty for delay in submission: 10 % per day, weekends included.

 

Evaluation

Evaluation will consist of five elements:

·  Attendance, participation, and readings: 15 %. Students are expected to be present in body and mind (and spirit!) in all classes unless they present a reasonable excuse for absence. Students are expected to complete the assigned readings before each class. There will be weekly in-class case studies to give students the opportunity to engage with examples of spirituality as well as time given for questions and discussion. 5 % of the grade will be given to participation in class discussion. Furthermore, there will be 10 short written pop quizzes starting after the DNE, 1 % each, raised either in the beginning or in the end of class throughout the term and aimed to check students’ attendance and reading, as well as students’ attention to the professor’s teaching (10 % in total).

·  Reading responses: 40 % (4 x 10 %). Students will be asked to reflect and remark on what they have read by submitting reading response essays about four of the assigned readings from Devotional Classics uploaded on Moodle under the due date.

First essay: either C. S. Lewis (p. 7-11) or Dallas Willard (p. 13-18).

Second essay: either St. Augustine (p. 55-59) or Gregory of Nyssa (p. 123-127).

Third essay: either Julian of Norwich (p. 73-79) or Richard Rolle (p. 129-133) or Blaise Pascal (p. 143-147).

Fourth essay: either Thomas Merton (p. 65-69) or Evelyn Underhill (p. 94-98).

Each response should be approximately 500 words. These essays are meant to indicate to what extent the student is engaging with the readings. To help the student structure the essay, s/he is invited to address one of the questions raised in the end of each of the readings.

Method of evaluation of all assignments: 30 % of the grade of each reading response is dedicated to the written expression (which would include spelling, punctuation, grammar, sentence structure) and 70 % to the content.

Samples of reading responses are posted on Moodle to help students write their essays.

PDF (and only PDF) copies of these assignments must be uploaded on Moodle before the beginning of the class on Oct 5 and 26, Nov 9 and 30, 2020.

·  Topic of the final paper (5 %)Virtually any historical figure who contributed to the development of Christian spirituality would lend itself to the final paper. In case you have a hard time to identify someone, take a look at the table of contents of the Devotional ClassicsDo background research about the chosen topic. In no more than 500 words, explain your topic as if you were speaking to a general audience. This is an exercise in concision and clarity. Electronic copies of this assignment must be uploaded on Moodle before the beginning of the class on Oct 19, 2020.

·  Paper outline and annotated bibliography (10 %): For your final paper, select one historical figure from Devotional Classics or someone you are interested in and you have previously submitted to my (our) approval, then prepare an outline of the intended paper, completed with an annotated bibliography and an introductory paragraphStudents are required to use at least 3 sources aside from the textbooks, incorporating what other researchers have to say on the topic. These must be printed, scholarly sources (some of which may be accessible online). Each entry in the bibliography must be followed by a brief paragraph (3-4 sentences) that is both descriptive and evaluative, explaining how this source (book, article, chapter from book, web document) is relevant to your research and assessing its critical worth. Samples of paper outlines and annotated bibliographies are posted on Moodle. PDF (and only PDF) copies of this assignment must be uploaded on Moodle on Nov 23, 2020 by 6:00pm.

·      Final paper (30 %): Write a research paper expounding on your subject’s contribution to Christian spirituality (approximately 2300-2500 words = 8-9 pages). All papers should be either in Chicago, MLA or APA style. Marks will be deducted for errors in style, writing, punctuation, and language, so please proofread your essay carefully. Samples of final papers are posted on Moodle. PDF (and only PDF) copies of this assignment must be uploaded on Moodle on Dec 14, 2020 by 6:00pm.

 

 

Tentative Course Outline

Sep 14: Presentation of the syllabus and introduction to the course material.

       What is Christian Spirituality?

ReadingSpirituality. A Brief History, p. 1-20.

 

Sep 21Foundations: Scriptures and Early Christianity

ReadingsSpirituality. A Brief History, p. 23-44

                   Devotional Classics, C.S. Lewis (p. 7-11), Dallas Willard (p. 13-16)

 

Sep 28Monastic Spiritualities: 300-600

ReadingsSpirituality. A Brief History, p. 47-59

Devotional Classics, John Chrysostom (p. 309-312), Athanasius (p. 339-342)

 

Oct 5Monastic Spiritualities: 600-1150                                 First reading response due

ReadingsSpirituality. A Brief History, p. 59-74

Devotional Classics, Gregory of Nyssa (p. 123-127), St. Augustine (p. 55-59)

 

Oct 12Thanksgiving                                                                                  No class

 

Oct 19: Spirituality in the City: 1150-1300                    Topic of the Final Paper due

ReadingsSpirituality. A Brief History, p. 79-93

Devotional Classics, Bernard of Clairvaux (p. 41-44), Francis of Assisi (p. 295-301), Thomas a Kempis (p. 150-154)


Oct 26Spirituality in the City: 1300-1450; Mysticism Second reading response due

ReadingsSpirituality. A Brief History, p. 94-106

Devotional Classics, Julian of Norwich (p. 73-79), Richard Rolle (p. 129-133), Blaise Pascal (p. 143-147)

 

Nov 2Spirituality in the Age of Reformations: 1450-1550

ReadingsSpirituality. A Brief History, p. 110-125

Devotional Classics, Martin Luther (p. 115-119), Ignatius of Loyola (p. 193-197), Francis of Sales (p. 26-30)

 

Nov 9Spirituality in the Age of Reformations: 1550-1700 Third reading response due

ReadingsSpirituality. A Brief History, p. 126-142

Devotional Classics, Teresa of Ávila (p. 163-169), John of the Cross (p. 33-37), Catherine of Genoa (p. 180-184)

 

Nov 16Spirituality in an Age of Reason: 1700-1900

ReadingsSpirituality. A Brief History, p. 145-171

Devotional Classics, John Bunyan (p. 213-217), Jonathan Edwards (p. 19-23), Jean-Pierre de Caussade (p. 200-204)

 

Nov 23Modernity and Postmodernity I

                                                       Paper outline and annotated bibliography due

ReadingsSpirituality. A Brief History, p. 173-188

Devotional Classics, John Wesley (p. 258-263), John Baillie (p. 108-111), G. K. Chesterton (333-338)

 

Nov 30Modernity and Postmodernity II                   Fourth reading response due

ReadingsSpirituality. A Brief History, p. 188-201

Devotional Classics, Thomas Merton (p. 65-69), Evelyn Underhill (p. 94-98), Dieterich Bonhoeffer (p. 271-274)


Dec 7Twenty-First Century Trajectories

ReadingsSpirituality. A Brief History, p. 203-222

Devotional Classics, Hannah Whithall Smith (p. 237-243), Brother Lawrence (p. 369-375), Kathleen Norris (p. 363-368)


Tuesday Dec 8: Make-up class


Dec 14                                                                                          Final paper due

THEO 322: History of Christianity: The Reformation and Modernity

Description

This course explores the history of Christianity from the reformation through to the closing decades of the 20th century, with special attention given to the Protestant Reformation and to the impact of the Enlightenment on the theology, institutions, ethics, and intellectual life of modern Christians.

 

Objectives

The goals of this course include the following:

• offer a good overview of the historical period covered by the course

• acquire the ability to identify key individuals, ideas and events associated with the Reformation and Modernity

• discuss the Reformation’s extensive impact on modern Christianity and modern culture.

 

Textbook

Gonzalez, Justo L. The Story of Christianity: The Reformation to the Present. Volume II. Revised and Updated. New York: HarperOne, 2010.

Excerpts from Denis R. JanzA Reformation Reader. Primary Sources with Introductions. Second Edition (Augsburg Fortress, 2008), will be occasionally provided in class or posted on Moodle.

 

Courtesy Policy

Here are a few simple rules that will help this class work well:

• Arriving to class on time.

• Silence your cell phone for the duration of the class.

• Laptop and tablets are permitted to take notes and access Moodle, but not to surf on the Internet.

 

Course Grade

Components

% of Final Grade

Due date

Attendance, participation, and readings

15

Weekly

Analytical Essays on Primary Sources

3 x 10 (= 30)

Oct 7 and 28, Nov 11

Topic of the final paper

5

Oct 21

Paper outline and annotated bibliography

10

Nov 18

Final Paper

40

Dec 2

Important: Penalty for delay in submission: 10 % of the grade per day, weekends included.

 

Attendance, participation, and readings (15 %)

Students are expected to be present in body and mind (as well as in spirit!) in all classes unless they present a reasonable excuse for absence. Students are expected to complete the assigned readings before each class. There will be weekly in-class case studies to give students the opportunity to engage with examples as well as time given for questions and discussion. 5 % of the grade will be given to participation in class discussion. Furthermore, there will be 10 short written pop quizzes, 1 % each, raised either in the beginning or in the end of class throughout the term and aimed to check students’ attendance and reading, as well as students’ attention to the professor’s teaching (10 % in total).

 

 

Three Critical Analysis Essays on Primary Sources (30 % [3 x 10 %])

Students will reflect on three (3) primary sources covered in this class. Links to primary sources are available both in the tentative course outline below and/or on Moodle. Tips for writing a critical analytical essay are provided on the top of the Moodle page for this class.

Each analytical essay will be approximately 600 words.

Questions you may consider:

            What are the key points of the text?

            How does the text relate to other readings and/or lectures?

            What are your views concerning the ideas presented? (Provide an argued answer)

            Was there anything you found difficult to understand in the primary source?

Method of evaluation of these assignments: 30 % of the grade of each essay is dedicated to the written expression (which would include spelling, punctuation, grammar, sentence structure) and 70 % to the content. So be sure to proofread your work!

 

PDF (and only PDF) copies of these assignments must be uploaded on Moodle on Oct 7, Oct 28, and Nov 11, 2020 by 6:00pm.

 

1)     First essay is due on October 7 and must be either on a passage of Erasmus’s The Praise of Folly (Janz, p. 63-67) or on Martin Luther’s Preface to the New Testament (Janz, p. 113-117).

2)    Second essay is due on October 28 and must be either on Calvin’s Institutes of Christian Religion, Book II, ch. 1: Original Sin (Janz, p. 280-288) or on The Thirty-Nine Articles (Janz, p. 368-376).

3)    Third essay is due on November 11 and must be either on Schleiermacher’s Sermon Loved in the Beloved or on Schleiermacher’s Sermon God’s Love Magnified in Christ’s Death (links posted on Moodle).

 

 

Final Paper (40 %)

The final project for this course will be a 3000 word paper (approximately 10 pages), written on a computer, that deals with a topic of your choice. Over the course of the semester, smaller assignments will introduce the analytical tools you need to succeed with your paper. PDF (and only PDF) copies of the final paper must be uploaded on Moodle on December 2, 2020 by 6.00pm.

Structure of the paper (approximately 10 pages)

Introduction: presentation of the text, theme or author; reasons of your choice (1 p.)

Development: critical analysis of the text, theme or sources of information about the author (6-7 p.)

Conclusion: final remarks and synthesis (1 p.)

Bibliography: use at least six sources (books, chapters of book, articles) (1 p.)

 

This essay will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

• General presentation and clarity of the essay (introduction, argumentation, conclusion, bibliography, footnotes);

• Clarity and quality in writing, number of pages required, etc.;

• Relevant use of the bibliographical references.

 

For additional advice on how to write an academic paper, see also Tips and Pointers for paper posted on Moodle.

 

“Paper Prep” Assignments

There are two preparatory assignments due throughout the semester that will lead up to the final paper. Each of these assignments is mandatory. These assignments are intended to help you build a successful paper and receive feedback and guidance at several key stages. In writing your assignments, you may use either Chicago or MLA, APA style (it might be helpful for you to use RefWorks available for free at Concordia library).

 

First Paper Prep assignment: Topic of your final paper (5 %): Virtually any topic related to the content of this course would lend itself to the final research paper. In case of doubt, select your topic for the final paper from the list of suggestions provided below. Do background research about the chosen topic. In no more than 500 words, explain your topic as if you were speaking to a general audience. This is an exercise in concision and clarity. PDF (and only PDF) copies of this assignment must be uploaded on Moodle on October 21, 2020 by 6:00pm.

 

Paper Topic Suggestions

Virtually any of the subjects for individual class sessions would lend themselves to the research paper.

Further ideas (in purely random order):

 

·      Any theologian of the Reformation or Counter/Catholic Reformation and Modernity

·      Any theological issue of the period (baptism, Eucharist, etc.)

·      Any political and/or social issue of the period

·      A comparison between two theologians of the period

·      Etc.

 

Second “Paper Prep” assignment: Paper outline and annotated bibliography (10 %): The purpose of the paper outline is to encourage you to think about your topic and structure it early on, in other words to avoid you waiting for the last moment before starting to work on it.

The purpose of the annotated bibliography is to get you to consider available resources and how they might fit together. You will need to use the library and its resources.

You should use at least six independent sources in your research, balanced between primary and secondary sources. You may use two or three Internet resources, but please make sure to submit them for my approval before inserting them in the bibliography.

Remember that while encyclopedias of all kinds can be invaluable jumping off points, they are essentially summaries of existing scholarship, and you need to seek out that scholarship directly (ergo, they do not count as one of your six sources, nor does the Bible).

Each entry must be followed by a brief paragraph (3-4 sentences) that is both descriptive and evaluative, explaining how this source (book, article, chapter from book, web document) is relevant to your research and assessing its critical worth. The bibliography should be written carefully and proofread for errors before being handed in. PDF (and only PDF) copies of this assignment must be uploaded on Moodle on November 18, 2020 by 6:00pm.

Samples of paper outlines and annotated bibliographies are posted on Moodle.

 

 

General Course Outline

(Note: readings to be completed prior to the class for which they are assigned)

 

Week 1Sep 9. Introduction: Overview of the course

The Late Medieval Background (1): Spirituality, The Papacy

Reading: Gonzalez, ch. 1 “The Call for Reformation”, p. 7-16

Suggested reading: Janz, p. 1-14

 

Week 2Sep 16. The Late Medieval Background (2): Indulgences

The Late Medieval Background (3): The Printing Press and Its Impact

The Late Medieval Background (4): Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466/67-1536)

Reading: Gonzalez, ch. 1 “The Call for Reformation”, p. 7-16

Suggested reading: Janz, p. 14-34; 35-56; 56-74.

 

Week 3Sep 23. The Reformation I: Martin Luther

Reading: Gonzalez, ch. 2 “Martin Luther, Pilgrimage to Reformation, p. 19-35

Reading: Gonzalez, ch. 4 “Luther’s theology”, p. 47-56

ReadingPaul’s Letter to the Romans found at:

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans 1-%2022&version=NRSV&interface=print

Reading: “Martin Luther: Letter to the Archbishop of Mainz, 1517” found at:

https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/source/lutherltr-indulgences.asp

 

Week 4Sep 30. The Reformation II: Ulrich Zwingli

Reading: Gonzalez, ch. 5 “Ulrich Zwingli and the Swiss Reformation”, p. 57-65

Reading: Gonzalez, ch. 6 “The Radical Reformation”, p. 67-76

 

Week 5Oct 7. The Reformation III: John Calvin   First Analytical Essay on a Primary Source

Reading: Gonzalez, ch. 7 “John Calvin”, p. 77-86

Reading: Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion II:1 found at:

http://www.ccel.org/ccel/calvin/institutes.iv.ii.html


Week 6Oct 14.

The Reformation IV: The Tudors and the Anglican Church

Reading: Gonzalez, ch. 8 “The Reformation in Great Britain”, p. 87-104

Reading: “The Thirty-Nine Articles” found at:

https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/mod/1571-39articles.asp

Protestantism in France

Reading: Gonzalez, ch. 11 “Protestantism in France”, p. 125-134

 

Week 7Oct 21. The Reformation V: A Catholic Reformation?

                                                                                        Topic of the Final Paper

Reading: Gonzalez, ch. 12 “The Catholic Reformation”, p. 135-149

Reading: The Council of Trent’s Decree on Justification found at:

https://history.hanover.edu/texts/trent/ct06.html

Reading: Teresa of Avila, The Interior Castle, Sixth Mansion, chapter 2 found at:

http://www.ccel.org/ccel/teresa/castle2.x.ii.html

 

Week 8Oct 28.                               Second Analytical Essay on a Primary Source

The Aftermath: Thirty-Years War, Inquisitions, the Witch Hunts, and the Puritans

Reading: Gonzalez, ch. 15 “An Age of Dogma and Doubt,” p. 173-175

Reading: Gonzalez, ch. 16 “The Thirty Years’ War,” p. 177-184

Suggested reading: Selection from the “Index of Forbidden Books” found at:

https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/mod/indexlibrorum.asp

Reading: Gonzalez, ch. 18 “The Puritan Revolution,” p.193-209

Suggested reading: John Milton’s Paradise Lost, Book 9 found at:

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~milton/reading_room/pl/book_9/text.shtml

 

Week 9Nov 4. The Enlightenment

Reading: Gonzalez, ch. 19 “Catholic Orthodoxy,” p. 211-219

Reading: Gonzalez, ch. 22 “The Rationalist Option,” p. 237-248

Suggested reading: “Thomas Paine: Of the Religion of Deism Compared with the Christian Religion” found at: http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/mod/paine-deism.asp

Reading: Gonzalez, ch. 23 “The Spiritualist Option,” p. 249-258

Reading: Gonzalez, ch. 24 “The Pietist Option,” p. 259-273

 

Week 10Nov 11.                               Third Analytical Essay on a Primary Source

Protestant Theology in the Nineteenth Century

Reading: Gonzalez, ch. 28 “A Shifting Landscape: Western Europe,” p. 349-362

Reading: Gonzalez, ch. 31 “Protestant Theology,” p. 385-397

Reading: Friedrich Schleiermacher’s Sermon “Loved in the Beloved” found at: http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schleiermach/sermons.iv.xx.html

Reading: Friedrich Schleiermacher’s Sermon “God’s Love Magnified in Christ’s Death” found at: http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schleiermach/sermons.iv.xxii.html

 

Week 11Nov 18.                                  Paper outline and annotated bibliography

Catholic Theology from the French Revolution to Vatican II (Part 1)

Reading: Gonzalez, ch. 32 “Catholicism in the Face of Modernity,” p. 399-415

Suggested reading: Vatican I’s Decree on Papal Infallibility found at:

http://www.papalencyclicals.net/Councils/ecum20.htm#SESSION%204%20:%2018%20July%2%2001870

 

Week 12Nov 25. Catholic Theology from the French Revolution to Vatican II (Part 2)

Reading: Gonzalez, ch. 34 “Roman Catholic Christianity,” p. 441-455

Suggested reading: Lumen Gentium, chapter VIII: “The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God in the Mystery of Christ and the Church” found at:

https://ecommons.udayton.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1340&context=marian_studies

 

Week 13Dec 2.                                                                         Research Paper due

Protestant Theology, World Wars, Theodicy, and the Place of God

Reading: Gonzalez, ch. 35 “Crisis at the Center: Protestantism in Europe,” p. 457-471

 

 

     SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Reformation: General

Cameron, Euan, The European Reformation. Second Edition. Oxford: Oxford Clarendon Press, 2012.

Elton, G.R., The Reformation 1520-1559. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 19902.

George, Timothy, The Theology of the Reformers. Abington, 1988.

Lindberg, Carter, The European Reformations. Oxford: Blackwell, 1996 (several reprints).

MacCulloch, Diarmaid, Reformation: Europe’s House Divided, 1490-1700. Allan Lane, 2003.

McGrath, A., The Intellectual Origins of the European Reformation. Oxford: Blackwell, 1987. (Available at Vanier Library, Concordia: BR 307 M44 1987)

Id.Reformation Thought: An Introduction. Oxford: Blackwell, 1993.

Id.Christianity’s Dangerous Idea: The Protestant Revolution – A History from the Sixteenth Century to the Twenty-First. HarperCollins, 2007.

O’Malley, J. Religious Culture in the Sixteenth Century: Preaching, Rhetoric, Spirituality, and Reform, Variorum Reprints (Brookfield, VT), 1993.

Id.Trent and All That: Renaming Catholicism in the Early Modern Era, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA), 2000.

Id.Trent: What Happened at the Council, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA), 2013.

Ozment, S., The Age of Reform 1250-1550. An Intellectual and Religious History of Late Medieval and Reformation Europe. New Haven and London, 1980. (Available at Vanier Library, Concordia)

Payton, James R., Getting the Reformation Wrong. Correcting Some Misunderstands. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2010.

Reardon, B.M.G., Religious Thought in the Reformation. Longmans, 1981.

Spitz, Lewis W., The Protestant Reformation 1517-1559. Scribners, 1986.


Publications

Select publications

Here is a list of books and journals containing chapters and articles written by Dr. Roessli:

Books (authored)

Les Oracles sibyllins.Origines païennes et appropriations chrétiennes. Prologue, Livres I, 324-400;VI; VII; VIII, 217-500 (Turnhout; Corpus christianorum. Series apocryphorum) (forthcoming).

Books (edited)

Jean-Michel ROESSLI - Tobias NICKLAS (eds.), Christian Apocrypha. Receptions of the New Testament in Ancient Christian Apocrypha (Novum TestamentumPatristicum 26; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, July 2014).

Agnès BASTIT - Jean-Michel ROESSLI (eds.), Autour de l’Introduction à lathéologie des IIe et IIIe siècles d’Antonio Orbe. Actes de la journée d’étudesorganisée au Centre Sèvres de Paris le 22 juin 2012 sur le thème Antonio Orbe et l’émergence de la penséechrétienne, in Gregorianum 94.2 (2013).

John Block FRIEDMAN, Orphée au Moyen Âge, edited and translated from English (USA) into French by Jean-Michel ROESSLI. With an Afterword: ''De l'Orphée juif à l'Orfée écossais. Bilan et perspectives'' (Fribourg-Paris, 1999; Vestigia 25) (Reviews of J. LECLERCQ-MARX, Scriptorium 54/2 [2000] 49-50 ; and of Claude LECOUTEUX, Cahiers de civilisation médiévale 44/2 [2001] 183-184).

Écrits apocryphes chrétiens, edited by Pierre GEOLTRAIN and Jean-Daniel KAESTLI, Index established by Jean-Michel ROESSLI and Sever VOICU, t. 2 (Paris: Gallimard, 2005; Bibliothèque de la Pléiade 516) (reprint 2006).

Saint Maurice et la Légion Thébaine / Mauritius und die Thebäische Legion. Proceedings of the International Conference of Fribourg - St-Maurice - Martigny, 17-20 September 2003, edited by Otto WERMELINGER, Philippe BRUGGISSER, Beat NÄF and Jean-Michel ROESSLI (Fribourg, 2005; Paradosis 49).

Augustinus afer. Saint Augustin : Africanité et universalité. Proceedings of the International Conference, Algier-Annaba, 1-7 April 2001, edited by Pierre-Yves FUX, Jean-Michel ROESSLI and Otto WERMELINGER (Fribourg, 2003; Paradosis 45/1-2).

Jean de Menasce (1902-1973), edited by Michel DOUSSE and Jean-Michel ROESSLI (Fribourg, 1998).

Articles

“Sibylla(e),” Augustinus-Lexikon, Fascicle 5,1/2 (Basel, 2020) (forthcoming)

“Sagesse biblique et sagesse philosophique dans la Consolation de Philosophie et dans quelques commentaires latins du Moyen Âge au chef d’œuvre de Boèce,” Semitica & Classica 12 (2019, published in 2020), p. 157-207.

“Hérésie,” (with Benédicte Sère, Alain Le Boulluec, and Mathieu Terrier) in Régine Azria † – Danièle Hervieu-Léger – Dominique Iogna-Prat (ed.), Dictionnaire des faits religieux (Paris: Presses universitaires de France; Quadrige, 20192), p. 504-518.

“La magie thérapeutique du chant poétique d’Orphée dans l’œuvre et la pensée de Marsile Ficin et de quelques auteurs de la Renaissance,” in Dominique de Courcelles (ed.), La Raison du merveilleux à la fin du Moyen Âge et dans la première modernité : textes et images (Paris: Garnier; Rencontres 399. Colloques, congrès et conférences sur la Renaissance européenne 102, 2019), p. 145-184.

“Inspiration divine ou possession démoniaque ? John Twysden (1607-1688) et la défense des sibylles et des Oracles sibyllins,” in Lucia Maddalena Tissi – Helmut Seng – Chiara Ombretta Moreschini (ed.), Stimmen der Götter : Orakel und ihre Rezeption von der Spätantike bis in die Frühe Neuzeit (Bibliotheca Chaldaica 8), Heidelberg, 2019, p. 145-165.

“Hagiographie et apocryphité en dialogue. Résumé des conférences et travaux, 2016-2017,” Annuaire de l’École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), Section des sciences historiques et philologiques 149 (2018), p. 225-231.

“Jean de Menasce (1902-1973), historien des religions, théologien et philosophe. Avec un aperçu de sa correspondance avec Franz Cumont (1868-1947),” in Revue des sciences philosophiques et théologiques 101 (2017, publ. 2018), p. 611-653.

“Loisy et les apocryphes pétriniens découverts à Akhmîm-Panopolis,” in Anna van der Kerchove – Luciana Soares Santoprete (eds.), Entre les oasis d’Égypte et la Route de la Soie. Hommage à Jean-Daniel Dubois (Bibliothèque de l’École des Hautes Études, Sciences Religieuses, 176; Histoire et prosopographie de la Section des Sciences Religieuses; Brepols: Turnhout, December 2016), p. 771-790.

“Les Oracles sibyllins,” in Bernard Pouderon and Enrico Norelli (eds.), Histoire de la littérature grecque chrétienne des origines à 451. Tome 2: De Paul de Tarse à Irénée de Lyon (Paris : Les Belles Lettres; L’Âne d’Or, 2016), p. 511-534 (revised and extended edition of the one published at the Le Cerf in 2012, p. 591-618).

“La catabase d’Orphée dans la poésie portugaise de la Renaissance,” Les Études classiques 83 (2015, publ. 2016), p. 429-446.

Histoire et Parole de Dieu d’Edmond Ortigues dans la conjuncture théologique des années 1940-1950,” Archives de sciences sociales des religions 173 (2016), p. 97-114.

“North American Approaches to the Study of the Christian Apocrypha on the World Stage,” in Tony Burke & Brent Landau (ed.), Forbidden Texts on the Western Frontier: The Christian Apocrypha in North American Perspectives, Eugene, Oregon: Cascade books, August 2015, p. 19-57.

Assimilation chrétienne d’éléments païens: Construction apologétique ou réalité culturelle ?,” Laval théologique et philosophique 70/3 (2014, publ. July 2015), p. 507-516.

“Les métamorphoses d’Orphée” in Ch. Méla – F. Moeri(eds.), Alexandrie la Divine (Genève: La Baconnière, March 2014), p. 608-631.

“Orphée, médiateur des sagesses grecques et barbares,” in Ch. Méla – F. Moeri (eds.), Alexandrie la Divine (Genève: La Baconnière, March 2014), p. 610-617.

“Orphée juif et chrétien,” in Ch. Méla – F. Moeri (eds.), Alexandrie la Divine (Genève: La Baconnière, March 2014), p. 629-631.

“Alexandrie, berceau de la poésie sibylline juive et chrétienne,” in Ch. Méla – F. Moeri (eds.), Alexandrie la Divine (Genève:La Baconnière, March 2014), p. 768-773.

Les mystères païens et le mystère chrétien d’Alfred Loisy (1857-1940) et sa place dans les débats sur les origines du christianisme au début du XXsiècle,” in F. Amsler (ed.), Alfred Loisy dans l’histoire de l’exégèse biblique et des sciences des religions. Actes du colloque de Lausanne 16-17 juin 2011, Mythos. Rivista di Storia delle Religioni 7 (2013, publ. 2014), p. 73-95.

“Lire l’Introduction de Orbe avec le recul devingt-cinq années,” in Agnès Bastit - Jean-Michel Roessli (eds.), Autour de l’Introductionà la théologie des IIe et IIIe siècles d’Antonio Orbe. Actes de la journée d’études organisée au Centre Sèvres de Paris le 22 juin 2012 sur le thème Antonio Orbe et l’émergence de la pensée chrétienne, in Gregorianum 94.2 (2013), p. 238-242.

“Avant-propos,” in Antonio Orbe, Introduction à la théologie des IIe et IIIe siècles, traduction de l’espagnol de José Maria López de Castro, revue et complétée par Agnès Bastit et Jean-Michel Roessli, avec la collaboration de Bernard Jacob et Pierre Molinié (Paris: Le Cerf ; Patrimoine, 2012), p. 19-23.

De consensu evangelistarum,” in Karla Pollmann et alii (eds.), The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine, Oxford University Press, 2013, p. 261-266.

“Sébastien Castellion et les oracula Sibyllina,” in Marie-Christine Gomez-Géraud (ed.), Sébastien Castellion : Des Écritures à l’écriture. Actes du colloque international, Université de Paris-Ouest-Nanterre-La Défense, 15-16 avril 2010 (Paris: Garnier, 2013), p. 223-238.

“Les Oracles sibyllins,” in B. Pouderon and E. Norelli (eds.), Histoire de la littérature grecque chrétienne. Tome 2: De Paul apôtre à Irénée de Lyon (Paris : Cerf, 2012), p. 591-618.

“Le récit de la Passion dans les Oracles sibyllins,” in A. Gagné and J.-F. Racine (eds.), En marge du canon: études sur les écrits apocryphes juifs et chrétiens (Paris: Cerf ; L’écriture de la Bible 2, 2012), p. 159-200.

''Mirabilia, miraculum,'' in Augustinus-Lexikon, edited by C. MAYER (Basel, 2012; 3,7/8), cols. 25-29.

''The Passion Narrative in the Sibylline Oracles,'' in Gelitten - Gestorben - Auferstanden. Passions- und Ostertraditionen im antiken Christentum, ed. by Tobias NICKLAS, Andreas MERKT and Joseph VERHEYDEN (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010; Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2. Reihe. 273), p. 299-327. [PDF]

''La cosmo-théogonie orphique du roman pseudo-clémentin : Note sur ses sources et son utilisation dans les Homélies et les Reconnaissances,'' Les Études Classiques 76 (2008, publ. 2009), p. 83-94.

''Imágenes de Orfeo en el arte judío y cristiano,'' in Orfeo y la tradición órfica. Un reencuentro, edited by A. BERNABÉ & F. CASADESÚS (Madrid, 2009), p. 179-226. [PDF]

''¿Orfeo y orfismo en Qumrân?,'' in Orfeo y la tradición órfica. Un reencuentro, edited by A. BERNABÉ & F. CASADESÚS (Madrid, 2009), p. 1015-1033. [PDF]

''Iob,'' in Augustinus-Lexikon, edited by C. MAYER (Basel, 2008 [publ. 2009]; 3,5/6), p. 684-686.

''Le Décalogue dans l'œuvre de Philon d'Alexandrie et de Flavius Josèphe,'' in Le décalogue, edited by R. GOUNELLE & A. NOBLESSE ROCHER (Paris: Cerf, 2008; Supplément Cahiers Évangile 144), p. 15-19.

'' 'Mon cou est blanc et ma tête fauve'. L'énigme poétique dans la littérature anglaise du haut Moyen Âge,'' in Le Nouveau Recueil 84 (2007), p. 77-86.

''Vies et métamorphoses de la Sibylle,'' review article of Monique BOUQUET & Françoise MORZADEC (eds.), La Sibylle. Parole et représentation (Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes [PUR], Collection « Interférences »), and of Jackie PIGEAUD (ed.), Les Sibylles. Actes des VIIIe Entretiens de La Garenne Lemot, 18 au 20 octobre 2001 (Nantes, 2005), in Revue de l'histoire des religions 224/2 (2007), p. 253-271. [PDF]

''Postface. De quelques énigmes de Genèse 4,'' in Bastien FOURNIER, La ligne blanche & Genèse 4. Théâtre, (Éditions Faim de Siècle, 2006), p. 91-130.

''Les Oracles sibyllins: Livre 6, 7 et 8 (vv. 217-428),'' Introduction, Translation and Notes, in Écrits apocryphes chrétien, edited by P. GEOLTRAIN and J.-D. KAESTLI, Index established by J.-M. ROESSLI and S. VOICU, t. 2 (Paris, 2005; Bibliothèque de la Pléiade 516), p. 1045-1083 (reprint 2006).

''Le martyre de la Légion Thébaine et la controverse autour de l'historicité du XVIe siècle au XVIIIe siècle,'' in
Saint Maurice et la Légion Thébaine / Mauritius und die Thebäische Legion. Proceedings of the International Conference Fribourg - St-Maurice - Martigny, 17-20 September 2003, edited by O. WERMELINGER, Ph. BRUGGISSER, B. NÄF and J.-M. ROESSLI (Fribourg, 2005; Paradosis 49), p. 193-210.

''Les sibylles, des figures pérennes au travers des mutations religieuses,'' in La divination dans le monde romain, edited by N. BELAYCHE and J. RÜPKE (Basel, 2005; Thesaurus cultus et rituum antiquorum, ThesCra), p. 103-104.

''Le VIe livre des Oracles sibyllins,'' in Jackie PIGEAUD (ed.), Les sibylles. Actes des VIIIe Entretiens de La Garenne Lemot, Nantes 18-20 octobre 2001 (Paris, 2005), p. 203-230.

''La descente du Christ aux enfers et l'exégèse de 1 P 3, 18-21. La réaction catholique'' (with Alain DUBOIS), in La descente du Christ aux enfers, edited by R. GOUNELLE (Paris: Cerf, 2004; Supplément Cahiers Évangile 128), p. 79-84.

''Orphée aux catacombes,'' Archivum Bobiense 25 (2003, publ. 2004), p. 79-134.

''Catalogues de sibylles, recueil(s) de Libri Sibyllini et corpus des Oracula Sibyllina. Remarques sur la formation et la constitution de quelques collections oraculaires dans les mondes gréco-romain, juif et chrétien,'' in E. NORELLI (ed.), Recueils normatifs et canons dans l'Antiquité. Perspectives nouvelles sur la formation des canons juif et chrétien dans leur contexte culturel. Actes du colloque organisé dans le cadre du programme plurifacultaire La Bible à la croisée des savoirs de l'Université de Genève, 11-12 avril 2002 (Lausanne, 2004; Publications de l'Institut romand des sciences bibliques 3), p. 47-68. [PDF]

''Le martyre de la Légion Thébaine: culte et diffusion de l'Antiquité tardive au Moyen Âge,'' in Märtyrerkult im Mittelalter / Le culte des martyrs au Moyen Âge / Culto dei martiri nel Medioevo, Kunst und Architektur in der Schweiz/Art et architecture en Suisse/Arte e architettura in Svizzera, 54/3 (2003), p. 6-15 (reprint in Connaissance des Pères de l'Église 92 [December 2003] 4-18).

"Augustin, les sibylles et les Oracles sibyllins," in Augustinus afer. Saint Augustin: Africanité et universalité. Proceedings of the International Conference, Algier-Annaba, 1-7 April 2001, edited by Pierre-Yves FUX, Jean-Michel ROESSLI and Otto WERMELINGER (Paradosis 45/1), Fribourg, 2003, p. 263-286. [PDF]

''Étude critique. L'Introduction à la littérature religieuse judéo-hellénistique d'Albert-Marie DENIS et collaborateurs,'' Apocrypha 13 (2002, publ. 2003), p. 257-278.

''Fabula,'' in Augustinus-Lexikon, edited by C. MAYER (Basel; 2002 [publ. 2003]; 2,7/8), p. 1221-1225.

''Du Protreptique de Clément d'Alexandrie à la Laudatio Constantini d'Eusèbe de Césarée : Convergence et divergence dans l'interprétation du mythe d'Orphée,'' Archivum Bobiense 23 (2001, publ. 2002), p. 93-105 (reprint under the title ''Convergence et divergence dans l'interprétation du mythe d'Orphée. De Clément d'Alexandrie à Eusèbe de Césarée,'' Revue de l'histoire des religions. Orphée et ses écritures 219/4 [2002], 503-513).

''Orpheus, Orphismus und Orphiker,'' in Philosophen des Altertums, I. Von der Frühzeit bis zur Klassik, edited by M. ERLER & A. GRAESER (Darmstadt, 2000), p. 10-35 (Portuguese translation in Filosofos da Antiguidade. Dos primordios ao periodo classico [Rio de Janeiro, 2002]).

''Nature et signification du mythe d'Orphée dans le De Consolatione Philosophiae de Boèce,'' Archivum Bobiense 21 (1999), p. 27-72.

''Jean de Menasce et T. S. Eliot,'' in Jean de Menasce (1902-1973), edited by M. DOUSSE and J.-M. ROESSLI (Fribourg: Bibliothèque de l'Université de Fribourg, 1998), p. 39-53.

Book reviews

Gábor BETEGH, The Derveni Papyrus. Cosmology, Theology, and Interpretation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), in Revue de l’histoire des religions 227/2 (2010), p. 249-252. [PDF]

La Bible nouvellement translatée par Sébastien Castellion (1555) (Paris: Bayard, 2005), in Revue de théologie et de philosophie 140 (2008), p. 83-84.

Aude BUSINE, Les Sept Sages de la Grèce antique. Transmission et utilisation d’un patrimoine légendaire d’Hérodote à Plutarque (Paris, 2002; Culture et Cité 1), in Apocrypha 18 (2007, publ. 2008), p. 324-326.

Adolf von HARNACK, Marcion. L’évangile du Dieu étranger. Contribution à l’histoire de la fondation de l’Église catholique (Paris, 2003; Patrimoines, christianisme), in La Revue de l’histoire des religions 225/4 (2008), p. 546-549. [PDF]

ID., Mission et expansion du christianisme dans les trois premiers siècles (Paris, 2004; Patrimoines, christianisme), in La Revue de l’histoire des religions 225/4 (2008), p. 549-550.

Pierre DE LABRIOLLE, La réaction païenne. Étude sur la polémique antichrétienne du Ier au VIe siècle (Paris, 2005; Patrimoines) (reprint), in Apocrypha 17 (2006), p. 262-263.

Apocryphité. Histoire d’un concept transversal aux religions du livre. En hommage à Pierre Geoltrain, edited by Simon Claude MIMOUNI, with the technical Collaboration of Constantinos MACRIS (Turnhout, 2002; Bibliothèque de l’École des Hautes Études, Section des sciences religieuses 113), in Apocrypha 16 (2005), p. 289-291.

NONNO DI PANOPOLI, Parafrasi del Vangelo di S. Giovanni. Canto B, introduzione, testo critico, traduzione e commento di Enrico LIVREA (Bologna : Edizione Dehoniane, 2000; Biblioteca patristica 36), in Adamantius 11 (2005), p. 549-552.

Giulia SFAMENI GASPARRO, Oracoli Profeti Sibille. Rivelazione e salvezza nel mondo antico (Messine, 2002), in Museum Helveticum 60 (2003), p. 256.

Anne-France MORAND, Études sur les Hymnes orphiques (Leyde, 2001; Religion in the Graeco-Roman World 143), in Apocrypha 14 (2003, publ. 2004), p. 290-294.

April DECONICK, Voices of the Mystics. Early Christian Discourse in the Gospels of John and Thomas and Other Ancient Christian Literature (Sheffield, 2001; Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Supplement Series 157), in Apocrypha 14 (2003), p. 292-294.

Ressembler au monde : Nouveaux documents sur la théorie du macro-microcosme dans l’antiquité orientale, edited by Philippe GIGNOUX (Turnhout, 1999; Bibliothèque de l’École des Hautes Études, Section des sciences religieuses 106), in Apocrypha 13 (2002, publ. 2003), p. 281-283.

Reconnaissances du pseudo Clément. Roman chrétien des premiers siècles, traduction, introduction et notes par André SCHNEIDER et Luigi CIRILLO (Tunrhout: Brepols, 1999;  Apocryphes, 10), in Apocrypha 12 (2001, publ. 2002), p. 306-307.

Gli apocrifi cristiani (Frascati, Villa Campitelli, Agosto 1998), in Apocrypha 12 (2001, publ. 2002) 297-298.

Giovanni CASADIO, Vie gnostiche all’immortalità (Brescia, 1997), in Apocrypha 10 (1999), p. 303-305.


Participation activities

1.     Les sibylles de Cumes et d’Érythrées sur le polyptique de l’Agneau mystique des frères Van Eyck. Paper delivered at the University of Gent. December 10, 2019.

2.     La Sibylle de Tibur et la légende de l’Aracoeli ou Vision d’Octave-Auguste. Textes et images. Paper delivered at the Annual Meeting of the AELAC (Association pour l’étude de la littérature apocryphe chrétienne). Lyon, France. July 3, 2019.

3.     Sagesse biblique et sagesse philosophique dans la Consolation de Philosophie et dans quelques commentaires médiévaux du chef d’œuvre de Boèce. Paper delivered at the Institut Protestant de Théologie de Paris. May 7, 2019.

4.     The Tiburtine Sibyl and the Legend of the Aracoeli, aka the Vision of Augustus. Text and Image. Paper delivered in a conference on Material of Christian Apocrypha. Charlottesville, University of Virginia, November 30-December 1, 2018.

5.     “Christianisation” de la Sibylle et de Virgile dans l’Oratio Constantini ad sanctorum coetum. Paper delivered in a conference on La sacralisation de figures “païennes” à la fin de l’Antiquité (IIIe-VIe s.): Poètes, philosophes, hiérophantes et prophètes. Paris, Sorbonne, June 12, 2018.

6.     Sagesse biblique et sagesse philosophique dans la Consolation de Philosophie et dans quelques commentaires médiévaux du chef d’œuvre de Boèce. Paper delivered in a conference on Représentations et réceptions de la figure de la Sagesse. Lille, France. June 15-16, 2017.

7.     Gli Oracoli della Sibilla Tiburtina. Paper delivered at Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy. June 12, 2017.

8.     Il mito di Orfeo nel arte italiano del Rinascimento. Paper delivered at the Università di Salerno, Italy. June 8, 2017.

9.     Le mythe d’Orphée dans l’art de la Renaissance italienne. Paper delivered at the Université d’Avignon, France. June 2, 2017.

10.  Les oracles de la Sibylle de Tibur. Paper delivered for the Groupe Suisse d’Études Patristiques (GSEP) at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. May 24, 2017.

11.  Hagiographie et apocryphité en dialogue. Seminar series of 4 lectures delivered at the École pratique des hautes études (EPHE), IVth section (Section de philologie et d’histoire), Paris, France. May 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2017.

12.  Le thème de la catabase d’Orphée dans la poésie portugaise du XXe siècle. Paper delivered at the University Paris-Diderot. March 13, 2017.

13.  La découverte du codex d’Akhmîm et son écho dans la presse et le monde savant de l’époque. Paper delivered at the Institut Protestant de Théologie de Paris. February 22, 2017.

14.  Du Cancioneiro Geral à Nuno Júdice : le thème de la catabase d’Orphée dans l’œuvre de quelques poètes portugaisPaper delivered in a conference on A Lírica em Questão : Da Cancioneiro Geral de Garcia de Resende (1516) à actualidade. Ponte de Lima, Portugal. July 22, 2016.

15.  De Loisy à Vaganay. Histoire de la recherche sur les apocryphes pétriniens découverts à Akhmîm-Panopolis. Paper delivered at the Annual Meeting of the AELAC (Association pour l’étude de la littérature apocryphe chrétienne). Besançon, France. June 30, 2016.

16.  Aspects de la réception du joachimisme et de La postérité de Joachim de Flore de Henri de Lubac chez quelques théologiens du XXe sièclePaper delivered in a workshop on L’Église en question(s), organized by Patrick Henriet (EPHE, IVth section) and Dominique Iogna-Prat (EHESS). June 2, 2016.

17.  La perception de l’Église dans l’exégèse féministe contemporaine et la littérature apocryphe chrétiennePaper delivered in a workshop on “Exegesis, Matrix of Ecclesiology.” École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris, May 26, 2016.

18.  Autorité (auctoritas – potestas) by Charles de Miramon and Benoît Schmitz. Respondents: Arnaud Fossier, Cédric Giraud, Jean-Michel Roessli. Paper delivered in a workshop on “Église: un dictionnaire.” École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris, May 25, 2016.

19.  Round Table on the latest issue of the Archives de sciences sociales des religions (173, 2016), dedicated to the Edmond Ortigues’s Theological PhD, Histoire et Parole de Dieu : Essai sur les rapports entre exégèse et théologie ». Intervention delivered in a workshop on “Le religieux en question(s).” École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris, May 18, 2016.

20.  La magie thérapeutique du chant poétique d’Orphée chez quelques auteurs de la Renaissance. Paper delivered in a conference on “La raison du merveilleux.” École nationale des chartes, Paris, December 10, 2015.

21.  Le cadre épistémologique de la correspondance Cumont-Loisy. Paper read in absentia in a panel on scholarly correspondences at the International Association for the History of Religion Conference in Erfurt (IAHR). Erfurt, Germany, August 28, 2015.

22.  Hérésiologie. Paper delivered in a workshop on the “Dictionnaire dynamique des faits religieux.” École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris, June 3, 2015.

23.  L’ecclésiologie des Pères dans l’œuvre de Henri de Lubac. Paper delivered in a workshop on “Ecclesiology of the Church Fathers.” École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris, May 28, 2015.

24.  Autorité doctrinale, canon des Écritures, apocryphes, apocryphité, pseudépigraphie. Paper delivered in a workshop on “Église: un dictionnaire.” École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris, May 27, 2015.

25.  Dire Dieu, dire le Christ dans les Oracles sibyllins. Paper delivered at the Deuxième Journée d’études sur les “Figures païennes du monothéisme”, organized by the LEM (Laboratoire d’études sur les monothéismes) of the CNRS (Centre national de la Recherche scientifique), Paris, Institut Protestant de Théologie. May 18, 2015.

26.  La Sibylle et ses oracles. Paper delivered in the lecture series of the CÉRUM (Centre d’études des religions de l’Université de Montréal), Université de Montréal. May 6, 2015.

27.  Les Oracles sibyllins et leur réception à l’époque moderne (ca. 1500-1800). Paper delivered at the Journée du trentenaire de la Société d’études médiévales du Québec (SEMQ), Nos Moyen Âges en dix minutes. January 24, 2015.

28.  Les Sibylles : prophétesses divines, instruments du démon ou forgeries chrétiennes ? Remarques sur la réception des Oracles sibyllins à l’époque moderne (ca. 1500-1800). Paper delivered at the International Symposium on Christian Apocryphal Literature : Ancient Christian Literature and Christian Apocryphal Literature, June 26-29, 2014, Thessaloniki (Greece). June 28, 2014.

29.  La théologie au défi des sciences sociales naissantes: la conjoncture moderniste (1880-1920). Paper delivered in a workshop dedicated to “Theology and Social Sciences”. École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris, June 11, 2014.

30.  L’Église antique: ses relectures et ses implications contemporaines chez Loisy. Paper delivered in a workshop on “Ecclesiology and Ancient Theories on the Society.” École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris, June 5, 2014.

31.  Méditation: genèse et développement du concept dans les sciences sociales des religions. Paper delivered in a workshop on the “Dictionnaire dynamique des faits religieux.” École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris, June 4, 2014.

32.  Histoire et parole de Dieu dans la conjoncture théologique de la fin des années 1940. Paper delivered at the Workshop on Edmond Ortigues. École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris, May 27, 2014.

33.  La catabase d’Orphée et ses interprétations médiévales. Paper delivered at the International Conference on Katábasis in Greek Literary Tradition and Religious Thought, Montreal-Quebec, May 2-5, 2014.

34.  The Descent of Orpheus in the Underworld and Its Medieval Interpretations. Paper delivered at the Workshop on Katábasis and Its Reception, organized by J.-M. Roessli with contributions of people from the Department of Theological Studies. Montreal, Department of Political Science, March 20, 2014.

35.  The Reception of the Sibylline Oracles in the 17th and 18th-Century England. Paper delivered at the Early Modern Group of Concordia University. November 29, 2013.

36.  North American Approaches to the Study of the Christian Apocryphal Literature on the World Stage. Paper delivered at the 2013 York Christian Apocrypha Symposium (Sept 27-28) on Forbidden Texts on the Western Frontier: The Christian Apocrypha in North America. Toronto, York University, Sept 27, 2013.

37.  Jean de Menasce, historien des religions et théologien. Paper delivered at the International Conference on The Christian Mystery. Early Christianity and the Mystery Cults in the Work of Franz Cumont (1868-1947) and in the History of Scholarship, Ghent (Belgium), September 13-15, 2013. 

38.  La réception des Oracles sibyllins à l’époque moderne : enjeux théologiques et philologiques. Québec, Université Laval. Conférence donnée dans le cadre des midis de l’Institut d’Études Anciennes. December 3, 2012.

39.  Les Oracles sibyllins : problèmes et enjeux. Québec, Université Laval. Séminaire donné à l’invitation de l’Institut d’Études Anciennes. November 30, 2012.

40.  La réception des Oracles sibyllins chez quelques auteurs anglais des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles. Dole (France). Annual Meeting of the AELAC (Association pour l’étude de la littérature apocryphe chrétienne). Dole, France. June 29, 2012.

41.  Lire l’Introduction à la théologie des IIe et IIIe siècles d’Antonio Orbe avec le recul de vingt-cinq années. Journée d’études consacrée à “Antonio Orbe et l’émergence de la pensée chrétienne,” Paris, Centre Sèvres. June 22, 2012.

42.  Chair of the afternoon session of the Journée d’études consacrée à “Antonio Orbe et l’émergence de la pensée chrétienne,” Paris, Centre Sèvres. June 22, 2012.

43.  Assimilation chrétienne d’éléments païens: Construction apologétique ou réalité culturelle? Lecture delivered on invitation at the 80th Conference of the ACFAS in Montreal, 7-10 May, 2012, in the section Les mondes grec et romain: définitions, frontières et représentations dans le ‘judaïsme’, le ‘christianisme’ et le ‘paganisme’. May 7, 2012.

44.  Les mystères païens et le mystère chrétien d’Alfred Loisy (1857-1940) et sa place dans les débats sur les origines du christianisme au début du XXe siècle. Paper delivered on invitation at the Ecole pratique des hautes études (EPHE), Section des sciences religieuses, Paris. December 17, 2011.

45.  La place de l’orphisme dans la réflexion de Loisy sur Les Mystères païens et le mystère chrétien. Paper delivered on invitation at the International Conference on Alfred Loisy dans l’histoire de l’exégèse biblique et des sciences des religions, Lausanne, June 16-17, 2011. June 17, 2011.

46.  Second Workshop GRECAT / Laval University / Concordia University. Chair and respondent to a paper delivered by Tumas Rasimus, “Imperial Propaganda in Paradise? Christ as Eagle in the Apocryphon of John.” Quebec, Laval University. May, 4, 2011.

47.  Re-telling the Passion After the Acts of Pilate: the Case of so-called Sibylline Gospel in Late Antique and Medieval Tradition. Lecture given on invitation at the Acts of Pilate Workshop, Winnipeg, Oct 5-6, 2010. October 6, 2010.

48.  Respondent for a Book discussion on The Reception and Interpretation of the Bible in Late Antiquity. Proceedings of the Montréal Colloquium in Honour of Charles Kannengiesser, 11-13 October 2006 (Leiden-Boston: E.J. Brill, 2008; Bible in Ancient Christianity, 6). Invited by the CSPS (Canadian Society of Patristic Studies). Annual meeting, Concordia University, Montreal. June 1, 2010.

49.  Sébastien Castellion et les Oracles sibyllins: enjeux philologiques et théologiques. Colloque Sébastien: Des Écritures à l’Écriture, April 15-16, 2010. University Paris-Ouest Nanterre-La Défense, France. April 16, 2010.

50.  Le récit du déluge dans les Oracles sibyllins. Third International Conference on the Christian Apocryphal Literature (COLLAC 3), La littérature apocryphe chrétienne et les Écritures juives, January 14-16, 2010, Palais-Universitaire, 9, place de l’Université – Strasbourg, France. January 14, 2010.

51.  Traditions relatives à la Passion dans les Oracles sibyllins. Annual meeting of the Association pour l’étude de la littérature apocryphe chrétienne (AELAC), Dole, France. June 26, 2009.

52.  Les récits de Passion dans les Oracles sibyllins. ACÉBAC Annual meeting (Association catholique pour l’étude de la Bible au Canada), Montreal. May 26, 2008.

53.  Genesis 4:1-16 or the Riddles of a Biblical Text / Genèse 4,1-16 ou les énigmes d’un texte biblique. University of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. March 7, 2007.

54.  La cosmo-théogonie orphique du roman pseudo-clémentin : ses sources et son utilisation par l’auteur des Homélies et des Reconnaissances. Paper delivered at the 6th Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions, de l’Association internationale d’histoire des religions et de l’Association roumaine pour l’histoire des religions, Bucarest 18-23 septembre 2006. September 19, 2006.

55.  Traces d’une théogonie orphique dans le roman pseudo-clémentin. Paper delivered in Lausanne at the International Colloquium on the Roman pseudo-clémentin, Lausanne-Genève 30 août-1er septembre 2006. August 31, 2006.

56.  I martiri Tebei nella storiografia italiana del XVI secolo. Communicazione presentata nel Convegno su La Legione Tebea, dal 21 al 23 ottobre 2005. Mondovì. Italia. October 21, 2005.

57.  Einführung in die Kulturgeschichte des Polytheismus. Paper delivered in a Conference entitled „Theorie und Geschichte antiker Religionen“. University of Erfurt, Germany. July 4, 2005.

58.  Welches sind die Quellen und nach welchem Modell richten sich die jüdischen und christlichen sibyllinischen Weissagungen? Paper delivered in a Conference about „Polytheismus-Monotheismus: Die Pragmatik religiösen Handelns in der Antike“. University of Erfurt, Germany. July 1, 2005.

59.  ¿Orfeo y orfismo en Qumran? Paper delivered in Palma de Majorque at the International Conference about Orfeo y orfismo: Nuevas perspectivas, Palma de Majorque, February 3-5, 2005. February 4, 2005.

60.  Augustin, les sibylles et les oracles sibyllins. Paper delivered at the International Colloquium L’Univers d’Augustin, à l’occasion du 1650e anniversaire de la naissance de l’évêque d’Hippone, organized by the University of Vilnius, Lithuania. October 15, 2004.

61.  Le martyre de la Légion Thébaine : culte et diffusion de l’Antiquité tardive à la fin du Moyen Âge. Lecture given at the invitation of l’Association pour l’Antiquité tardive on the Annual Meeting held in St-Maurice, Switzerland, on June 5, 2004.

62.  La Quatrième Églogue de Virgile : Augustin et quelques autres... Lecture given on invitation by Philippe Bruggisser, Département des sciences de l’antiquité. University of Fribourg. May 19, 2004.

63.  La Sibylle et les Oracles sibyllins dans la littérature chrétienne des trois premiers siècles. Paper delivered at the European Interdoctoral Seminar Paris-Torino (EPHE and the University of Torino), Institut européen en sciences des religions (IESR), Paris. February 19, 2004.

64.  Aspects de la théologie de l’eau dans les sources bibliques canoniques et apocryphes. Paper delivered on invitation by Jackie Pigeaud at the Xth “Entretiens de La Garenne Lemot: L’eau et les eaux”, University of Nantes, October 9-11, 2003. October 11, 2003.

65.  Le martyre de la Légion Thébaine et la controverse autour de l’historicité du XVIe au XVIIIe siècles. Paper delivered at the International Conference about Saint Maurice et la Légion Thébaine, Fribourg-St-Maurice-Martigny, University of Fribourg, September 17-20, 2003. September 18, 2003.

66.  Les éditions des Oracles sibyllins: enjeux d’une controverse. Paper delievered at the European Interdoctoral Seminar Paris-Torino (EPHE and the University of Torino), Institut européen en sciences des religions (IESR), Paris. May 15, 2003.

67.  L’hymne au Fils de l’Immortel du VIe livre des Oracles sibyllins. Lecture given on invitation by the Professor Jacques Schamp in his Greek Literature Course, Department of Classics, University of Fribourg, May 28, 2002.

68.  Les Oracles sibyllins : texte et transmission dans les éditions du XVIe siècle au début du XXe siècle. Annual meeting of the Groupe Suisse Romand de l’AELAC, Bex, January 10, 2003.

69.  Catalogues de sibylles, recueil(s) de Libri Sibyllini et corpus des Oracula Sibyllina. Remarques sur la formation de quelques collections oraculaires dans les mondes gréco-romain, juif et chrétien anciens. Paper delivered on invitation by Enrico Norelli, University of Geneva, for the Colloquium “Recueils normatifs et canon dans l’Antiquité”, University of Geneva, April 11-12, 2002. April 11, 2002.

70.  Sibylle(s), livres sibyllins et oracles sibyllins : origines païennes et réappropriations juives et chrétiennes. Lecture given on invitation by Carine Vanlieferinge at the Université Libre of Bruxelles, Belgium. March 29, 2002.

71.  Augustin, les sibylles et les oracles sibyllins. Interdoctoral seminar. Centre d’Études des Religions du Livre (CERL), Villejuif, Paris, March 28, 2002.

72.  Le VIème livre des Oracles sibyllins. Paper delivered on invitation by Jackie Pigeaud at the VIIIth “Entretiens de La Garenne Lemot: Les Sibylles,” University of Nantes, October 18-20, 2001. October 19, 2001.

73.  Augustin, les sibylles et les oracles sibyllins. Paper delivered at the International Conference “St. Augustine: Africanity and Universality,” Alger, Algeria, April 1-3, 2001. April 3, 2001.

74.  De quelques passages énigmatiques du Livre 7 des oracles sibyllins. Interdoctoral seminar. Centre d’Études des Religions du Livre (CERL), Villejuif, Paris, November 16, 2000.

75.  Orphée entre l’Égypte et la Grèce, Orphée entre Moïse et Musée, Lecture given on the invitation of Professor Philippe Borgeaud, Department of History of Religion, University of Geneva. June 9, 2000.

76.  Les oracles sibyllins. Interdoctoral seminar. Centre d’Études des Religions du Livre (CERL), Paris, Villejuif. April 27, 2000.

77. Du Protreptique de Clément d’Alexandrie à la Laudatio Constantini d’Eusèbe de Césarée: Convergence et divergence dans l’interprétation du mythe d’Orphée. Oxford. Patristic Conference, August 20, 1999.

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