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Thursday, March 7 • 08:30 - 11:00
#7/282 – Mediating Religious Experience: Channelling, Transmitting, and Publishing the Encounters with the Divine throughout the Centuries and Now

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Religious experience has always been a source of influence for art of every kind. People have been trying to mediate their encounters with the divine through artwork. These ‘artistic’ engagements are formally different from the ‘scholarly’ ones. However, Hans-Georg Gadamer argues that the artistic interpretations of religious experience are channelling significant aspects which might be left unnoticed in standard scientific approaches. In order to explore the deepest structures of religious experience, we need to take into account both scholarly and artistic interpretations. We invite papers analysing particular films, songs, pieces of literature, fine art, and other means of artistic mediation of the religious experience. We will reflect on the following questions: What is the original input of artistic mediations of religious experience? How does the artistic mediation enrich the theological and philosophical debates?

  • Katerina Koci (Charles University)

  • Bonnie Noble (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) - Mimesis, Melancholy, and Misapprehension
  • Míriam Díez Bosch (Blanquerna Observatory) - Spiritualità e letteratura in 3 scrittrici degli USA: Dio in Emily Dickinson, Flannery O’Connor e Carson McCullers
  • Alicja Bielak (Faculty of Artes Liberales, Uniwersytet Warszawski) - Jan Piskorski’s Hagiographical Emblem Book: Hieroglyphs as the Medium for Praising the Saint
  • František Štech (Charles University) - Prospects of Theological Media Theory

Language: English


Katerina Koci

Charles University


Míriam Díez Bosch

Blanquerna Observatory

Bonnie Noble

University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Alicja Bielak

Uniwersytet Warszawski

František Štech

Charles University

Thursday March 7, 2019 08:30 - 11:00 GMT
Sala Riviste – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  • Language English
  • Language English

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