The transmitted source material is perhaps as diverse as the many forms of personal devotion, and meditational literature and prayer books are on closer inspection often highly individualized products, sometimes sizeable compositions demonstrating personal choices and convictions, and testifying to inner development as well as interchanged experiences.
- Prof. dr. John van Engen (University of Notre Dame, USA): “Alijt Bake (1413-1455) of Utrecht and Gent: Self-conscious Author and Spiritual Autobiographer”.
- Prof. dr. Jeffrey Hamburger (Harvard University, USA): “How to read a picture book: Visualizing Scripture in the Prayer Book of Ursula Begerin”.
- Prof. dr. Nigel Palmer (Oxford University, UK): “Anti-Seuse, or: Meditation on the whole life of Christ in the fifteenth century”.
- Dr. Kathryn Rudy (University of St Andrews, UK): “Semi-standardised books of hours that are afterwards personalised”.