GOERING, JOSEPH Contact Areas of Interest

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Department of History
St Michael’s College, 120 Odette Hall
Toronto, ON
t: 416-926-1300 ext. 3225
e: goering@chass.utoronto.ca
  • Popular religion
  • Pastoral care
  • Theology

About

BA (Kansas), MAR. (Yale), MA, PhD (Toronto)

Professor Goering teaches in the Department of History and Centre for Medieval Studies. His primary research and teaching interests are in medieval church history and institutions, intellectual history, history of education (especially the schools of law and theology) and popular religion. He has published work on twelfth and thirteenth-century issues, including papal/episcopal politics, parish priests, pastoral care, penance, and transubstantiation, and he enjoys working with unpublished manuscript materials. His published works include “The Virgin and the Grail: Origins of a Legend” (2005); “With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity and Islam” (Co-ed; 2003); and “An Introduction to Medieval Christian Biblical Interpretation” (2003).

Selected publications

Pastoralia: The Latin Literature of Pastoral Care in Thirteenth Century England (forthcoming)

“The Virgin and the Grail: Origins of a Legend” (Yale 2005)

With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegisis in Judaism, Christianity and Islam (Co-ed; 2003)

“An Introduction to Medieval Christian Biblical Interpretation” (2003)

A Tongue is a Pen: Robert Grosseteste’s Dictum 54″ (2002)

Mystics, Visions and Miracles (Ed. Goering, Guardiani, Silano) (2002)

Saints and the Sacred (Ed. Goering, Guardiani, Silano) (2001)

“The De modo confitendi of Cadwgan, Bishop of Bangor” (2000)

“Law and Theology in Fishacre’s Sentences Commentary” (1999)