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Wednesday, March 6 • 14:30 - 16:30
#6/334.2 – Writing about religion

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Over the centuries since the beginning of the use of the scripture, people began to write and describe religion. This was done in various ways using various literary forms. The varied, complicated and complex record, depending on civilization and cultures, was just one of the elements. It was always inscribed in a wider context, the reconstruction of which is not simple and easy today. A strictly religious or religiously constituted text was one of the components of discourse or discourses of various character. One of the most important discourses was the identity one or another of a confrontational character. Religious texts served for many different purposes. Researching and defining this goal seems to be crucial in understanding not only the context but also the text itself. This diversity is reflected in the subject matter of the panel papers: testimonies about beliefs in predicting the future (oracles), magical properties of the writing itself allowing communication with deities, organization of a medieval monastery or descriptions of the tragedy and subsequent commemoration of the event that touched representatives of various religious confessions at the same time. Different message of religion and about religion transmitted through a written record are a specific cultural element in various civilizational contexts.

  • Andrzej Mrozek (Uniwersytet Jagielloński)

  • Maria Terkulova (Lomonosov Moscow State University) - The Dodona oracle as a symbol of divination in ancient time
  • Łukasz Byrski (Uniwersytet Jagielloński) - A Glimpse of the Other Side: Communication with the Spiritual Realm in Ancient Chinese Magic, Religion and Divination Practices
  • Ana Vujković Šakanović (University of Novi Sad) - Building Franciscan’s monasteries in medieval Bosnia
  • Yanyan Sun (Minzu University of China) - Man as a Gift of Creation: John Paul II’s Theology of the Body

Language: English / Italian / Polish


Andrzej Mrozek

Uniwersytet Jagielloński


Maria Terkulova

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Łukasz Byrski

Uniwersytet Jagielloński

Ana Vujković Šakanović

University of Novi Sad

Yanyan Sun

Minzu University of China


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