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Sunday, March 3
 

17:00 GMT

EuARe 2019 Opening Ceremony
#EuARe 2019 Opening Ceremony

Speakers:
  • Jocelyne Cesari (President of the EuARe)
  • Armando Barucco (Policy Planner, Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation) TBC
  • Ján Figel (Special Envoy for promotion of FoRB outside the EU)
  • Alberto Melloni (General Secretary of Fscire)
  • Anna Pavlyuchenko (Member States and Donor Liaison Officer of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations)
  • Maria-Paz Lopez (Board director Europe International Association of Religion Journalists, IARJ)
  • Abdelrahim Ali Mohamed Ibrahim (President of the Islamic Fiqh Academy)

Speakers
AM

Alberto Melloni

Unimore / Fscire
JC

Jocelyne Cesari

EuARe / University of Birmingham / Georgetown University
JF

Ján Figel

Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief Outside the European Union
AP

Anna Pavlyuchenko

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
ML

Maria-Paz Lopez

Europe International Association of Religion Journalists, IARJ


  Opening Ceremony
  • Language English
  • Language English
 
Monday, March 4
 

08:30 GMT

#4/394 – Justice and Penitence
Chair:
  • Lidia Luisa Zanetti Domingues (St. Cross College, University of Oxford) 

Panelists:
  • Lidia Luisa Zanetti Domingues (St. Cross College, University of Oxford) - Penitential spirituality and the emotions of criminal justice (Siena, ca. 1260-1330)
  •  Giacomo Brotto (Fondazione “Giorgio Cini” Onlus) - The show of death. Capital punishment as a sacred rite 

Language: English / Italian

Speakers
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Giacomo Brotto

Fondazione “Giorgio Cini” Onlus
LL

Lidia Luisa Zanetti Domingues

St. Cross College, University of Oxford


  Panel

08:30 GMT

#4/386 - Authors meet Critique - Alberigo Award Finalists
Senior:
  • Ernesto Sergio Mainoldi (Università di Salerno) - Dietro “Dionigi l’Areopagita”. La genesi e gli scopi del Corpus Dionysiacum, Città Nuova, 2018, 628 pp.

Junior:
  • Dries Bosschaert (KU Leuven) - Joys and Hopes of Louvain Theologians: The Genesis of Louvain Christian Anthropologies and their diverse Reception in “Gaudium et Spes” (1941-1965), Peeters, forthcoming.
  • Chiara Bertoglio - Reforming Music. Music and the Religious Reformations of the Sixteenth Century, De Gruyter, 2017, 836 pp.

Language: English



Speakers
ES

Ernesto Sergio Mainoldi

Università di Salerno
D

dries

KU Leuven
CB

Chiara Bertoglio

Musicologist, pianist and theologian


Monday March 4, 2019 08:30 - 10:15 GMT
Piano Terra, 116 – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Author Meets Critique, Alberigo Prize

08:30 GMT

#4/047.1 – Academic Theology in Pluralistic and Secular Societies
Christian theology, as an academic discipline, is challenged everywhere in Europe, both from the point of view of societies, and from the Churches. At the same time, there is a growing political demand for Islamic theology in academia, as a possible way to build a counter-discourse to radical Islam.What are the conditions necessary for theology to be legitimately present within European academic institutions? What is the relation of theology to other academic sciences (especially: religious studies, Islamic studies, philosophy, etc.)? What are (and should/could be) the relations between 1) academy and society, and 2) theology and religions. What can be reasonably expected from academic theologies, from a political and social point of view? We will here particularly focus on the relation between theology and religious communities, and between theology and academia.

Chair:
Anthony Feneuil (Université de Lorraine)

Panelists:
Anthony Feneuil (Université de Lorraine) - Church Dogmatics without a Church?
Peirce Yip (LMU München) - “Chasing one another’s tails”: Mascall on the academic abolition of theology
Ghislain Waterlot (University of Geneva) - It is in a secularized society that theology is most stimulating. The conditions of the contemporary debate
Francis Messner (Université de Strasbourg) - Entre théologies et sciences des religions? Le statut juridique du département de théologie de l’université de Lorraine
Sophie-Hélène Trigeaud (Université de Strasbourg) - Academic Theology from a Sociological Standpoint
Yves Meessen (Université de Lorraine) - Self-Involvement as Truth Criterion for Theological Statements
Abou Ramadan (Université de Strasbourg) - Muslim minorities in the West: Adaptation of islamic theology to secular and democratic society
Ana-Magdalena Petraru (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania) - Bringing Bible Translation into Play to the Theological English Classroom

Language: English

Speakers
YM

Yves Meessen

Université de Lorraine
AR

Abou Ramadan

Université de Strasbourg
ST

Sophie-Hélène Trigeaud

Université de Strasbourg
GW

Ghislain Waterlot

University of Geneva
FM

Francis Messner

Université de Strasbourg
AP

Ana-Magdalena Petraru

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
PY

Peirce Yip

LMU München
AF

Anthony Feneuil

Université de Lorraine

Sponsors

  Panel

08:30 GMT

#4/053 – Digital reality and the reality created by God
The widespread adoption of modern information technology leads to the total digitalization of culture. Galileo’s thesis “the book of nature is written in the language of mathematics”, which led to the mathematization of natural science, today is continued: “the book of culture is written in the language of numbers, in the language of Informatics”. Everything becomes a subject to digitalization: economy, military sphere, communications, politics, mass media, art, anthropology, etc. At the same time, the universal adoption of information technology poses serious challenges: the replacement of natural, God created reality, virtual reality; ubiquitous use of “cinematic effect” (H. Bergson); the more indirect modes of communication, “loneliness in the network”; opportunity of “electronic concentration camp”; utopian anthropological projects (transhumanism) etc. To discuss these and other caused by the process of total digitization of cultural issues is the aim of this Panel.

Chair:
  • Vladimir Katasonov (Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Advanced Studies)

Panelists:
  • Vladimir Katasonov (Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Advanced Studies) - Christianity and digitalization
  • Ryan Haecker (Peterhouse, Cambridge, UK) - Sacramental Engines: Theological Mechanics in Digital Computers
  • Ivan Lupandin (Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Advanced Studies) - Descartes: failure of the mathematization of ethics

Language: English


Speakers
VK

Vladimir Katasonov

Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Advanced Studies
RH

Ryan Haecker

Peterhouse, University of Cambridge
IL

Ivan Lupandin

Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Advanced Studies


Monday March 4, 2019 08:30 - 10:30 GMT
Sala Riviste – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel

08:30 GMT

#4/062 – What Do We Know About Religion in China? Fake News, Real News, and “Bitter Winter”
“Fake news” became a household name after it was used by Donald Trump in his presidential campaign in 2016. It was also adopted by his opponents to denounce the maneuvers of Trump’s supporters. There is a growing social science literature on fake news, with many, including Neil Levy, Regina Rini, and Axel Gelfert proposing competing definitions of the concept. Religion is a fertile ground for fake news. The panel proposes a case study of religion in China, where fake news are spread by governmental sources to justify the persecution of certain groups, but also by certain NGOs and international religious agencies to criticize both their opponents and the government. The panel, based on original research and field trips to China, asks how we can try to discern fake news from genuine information about religion in China, and introduces “Bitter Winter,” a new news outlet covering both traditional and new Chinese religions and religious movements, with which some panelists are associated.

Chair:
  • Massimo Introvigne (CESNUR)

Panelists:
  • Massimo Introvigne (CESNUR) - Introduction: The Question of Religious Liberty in China
  • J. Gordon Melton (Baylor University, Waco, Texas) - Xie Jiao: The Black Market of Chinese Religion
  • Rosita Soryte (ORLIR - International Observatory of Religious Liberty of Refugees) - Religion Based Chinese Asylum Seekers Abroad: The Case of the Jeju Island Refugees in South Korea
  • Marco Respinti (Bitter Winter) - Bitter Winter: A Daily Magazine on Religion and Human Rights in China
  • Arune Kontautaite (Bitter Winter) - Editing Daily News About Religion in China in Bitter Winter

Language: English



Speakers
AK

Arune Kontautaite

Bitter Winter
MR

Marco Respinti

Bitter Winter
JG

J. Gordon Melton

Baylor University
RS

Rosita Soryte

ORLIR - International Observatory of Religious Liberty of Refugees


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

08:30 GMT

#4/133 – Madness and epistemology
An implication of Thomas Aquinas’ careful and balanced argument for the rationality of the human understanding of God is that madness appears as a problem that has to be solved. The problem lies on the fact that such a rationality in Aquinas requires properly functioning sensitive part of the soul, which madness disturbs. Thinkers with a more radical understanding of divine difference tend, however, to take different approach. Nicholas Cusanus is an example of a thinker who, two hundred years after Thomas, relates to the same Aristotelian corpus from the presupposition of God as being beyond the humanly thinkable. According to Foucault’s History of Madness, this results in Cusanus understanding divine wisdom as a kind of madness that necessitates Christology as the only conceivable foundation of rationality. Is this a relevant reading of Cusanus? Moreover, how could Aquinas and Cusanus, who both are influenced by Aristotle’s writings, produce such different accounts of epistemology?

Chair:
  • Knut Alfsvåg (VID Specialized University)

Panelists:
  • Mariella Asikanius (VID Specialized University) - Aquinas: Can one know God if one suffers from madness?
  • Knut Alfsvåg (VID Specialized University) - The rationality of madness: Did Plato, Cusanus and Kierkegaard get it right?

Language: English



Speakers
MA

Mariella Asikanius

VID vitenskapelige høgskole (Specialized University)
KA

Knut Alfsvåg

VID vitenskapelige høgskole (Specialized University)


Monday March 4, 2019 08:30 - 10:30 GMT
Sala Archivio – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

08:30 GMT

#4/157.1 – Phenomenology between Reality and Perception. How has the “theological turn” contributed to the conversation between phenomenology and theology?
Phenomenology has experienced a revival and renewal in recent decades since the time when Dominique Janicaud (1991) polemically complained about the “theological turn” in French phenomenology. It is time to examine the implications of this turn for phenomenology in general, and for (re-)thinking theology and the conditions for religious experience – but also discuss the continuous relevance of Janicaud’s critique. The panel invites contributions on recent developments in phenomenology: How has phenomenology changed by transgressing the limit of immediate appearances? What are the consequences for the field of religion and theology? How could we reflect on onto-theology today? The panel will also discuss how religious phenomena are perceived and analysed, such as revelation, sacrament, incarnation, transcendence, love, body, and sacrifice.

Chair:
  • Marcus Held (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz )

Panelists:
  • Marius Mjaaland (University of Oslo) – Hospitality
  • Ryan Hacker (Peterhouse, Cambridge) - Plato and Phenomenology
  • Nikolaas Deketelaere (Balliol College, University of Oxford) - Givenness and Existence: Outline of a Phenomenological Philosophy of religion
  • Discussion

Language: English



Moderators
MH

Marcus Held

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Speakers
RH

Ryan Haecker

Peterhouse, Cambridge
ND

Nikolaas Deketelaere

Balliol College, University of Oxford
MT

Marius Timmann Mjaaland

University of Oslo


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

08:30 GMT

#4/256.1 – De-radicalizing and Preventing Religiously Insprired Terrorism. Results of the first year of the project’s activities
The panel is part of the activities aimed at analysing the phenomenon of radicalization and de-radicalization of religiously inspired terrorism, in which the University of Bari Aldo Moro is strongly engaged. These same activities are related to both the Master in “Prevention of the phenomenon of radicalization of terrorism and policies for inter-religious and inter-cultural integration”, which started a year ago at the Department of Law, and the first Italian Project devoted to de-radicalization, held in Bari through a collaboration between the said University and the local Prosecutor’s office. It is fundamental to address the following questions. What is the relationship between terrorism and religion? What are the best activities and the practice for preventing radicalization and monitoring the process of de-radicalization? What are the perspectives (in terms of security, the protection of fundamental rights, and State-religions) relationship for those matters?

Chair:
  • Laura Sabrina Martucci (Università di Bari)

Speakers:
  • Antonio Felice Uricchio (Università degli Studi di Bari) - Il ruolo dell’Università degli studi di Bari nella prevenzione del terrorismo: un anno di attività
  • Nicola Colaianni (Corte di Cassazione / Università di Bari) - Rapporto tra terrorismo e religione. Diritti fondamentali ed emergenza
  • Francesco Alicino (Università LUM Jean Monnet Casamassima) - La definizione di terrorismo (religioso) tra diritto statale e sovrastatale
  • Maria Vittoria De Simone (Direzione Nazionale Antimafia e Antiterrorismo) - Terrorismo e misure di prevenzione personali
  • Francesca la Malfa – (Tribunale Misure di Prevenzione Bari) - Terrorismo e misure di prevenzione atipiche: i provvedimenti di deradicalizzazione

Language: English / Italian



Moderators
LS

Laura Sabrina Martucci

Università di Bari

Speakers
AF

Antonio Felice Uricchio

Università di Bari
NC

Nicola Colaianni

Corte di Cassazione; Università di Bari
FA

Francesco Alcino

Università LUM Jean Monnet Casamassima
MV

Maria Vittoria De Simone

Direzione Nazionale Antimafia e Antiterrorismo
FL

Francesca la Malfa

Tribunale Misure di Prevenzione Bari


Monday March 4, 2019 08:30 - 10:30 GMT
Sala degli Specchi - Palazzo Isolani Corte Isolani 5
  Panel

08:30 GMT

#4/262.1 – Spatial Issues in Religious Studies - Past and Present: Common life spaces within religious communities
Both in the past and in contemporary age, places for consecrated life interpret the specific charism of religious communities and strengthen their members’ identity. The shape of these places thus becomes an image of the particular religious life, as well as the recursion of paths the driving force of belonging. The spaces of religious communities can therefore be considered as privileged testimonial elements, both in relation to the past, as in the most recent buildings or adaptations.On the one hand this call for papers focuses on spaces that monastic and religious communities are leaving, in order to examine specific tools (management, regulatory and planning) which may allow to preserve their testimonial and identity aspect. On the other, in relation to new religious communities (urban and cenobitic ones) the present call for papers would like to investigate their spaces of life, to reveal new identities and the relationship with tradition.

Chair:
  • Luigi Bartolomei (Alma Mater-Università di Bologna)

Panelists:
  • Nicole Porter - “The city alive”: conceptualising the new Trinity Church (Nottingham, UK) as an "urban monastery"
  • Chris Ives (University of Nottingham) - “The city alive”: conceptualising the new Trinity Church (Nottingham, UK) as an "urban monastery"
  • Will Foulger (Trinity Church) - “The city alive”: conceptualising the new Trinity Church (Nottingham, UK) as an "urban monastery"
  • Francesca Giani (Università di Roma-Sapienza) - Un approccio multidisciplinare per il riuso dei conventi e dei monasteri: la valorizzazione sociale
  • Vreny Enongene (Technological University Dublin) - Upholding our Identity: The Island of Lough Derg Visitor Management and Regulatory Policies
  • Fatma Ozyagli (Istanbul Sehir University) - Transformation of Fatih and the Ismailağa Community

Language: English / Italian

Moderators
LB

Luigi Bartolomei

Alma Mater-Università di Bologna

Speakers
CI

Chris Ives

University of Nottingham
WF

Will Foulger

Trinity Church
FG

Francesca Giani

Università di Roma Sapienza
VE

Vreny Enongene

Technological University Dublin
FO

Fatma Ozyagli

Istanbul Sehir University


Monday March 4, 2019 08:30 - 10:30 GMT
Sala Lettura – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel

08:30 GMT

#4/288 – Teaching and Learning on Islam at the German-Speaking Universities
Academic studies on Islam are taught in different forms and constellations in German-speaking Europe mainly coming from Islamwissenschaft, a perspective of theological studies, and Middle Eastern Studies. Other forms come beyond theology or area studies, varying anthropology, sociology, and law. This panel invites students and professors in theology, law, anthropology, political science, and gender studies to share their personal experiences in teaching and learning about Islam in the German-speaking European Universities. Our first aim is to examine the formats and pedagogies of teaching and learning and to look at their implications for local and regional politics and policies in respective countries. Secondly, we aim to talk about the impact of these university courses for the larger European communities, civil society, and the state institutions. Third, is to discuss the future directions that teaching and learning might take.

Chair:
  • Hande Birkalan-Gedik (Goethe-Universität)

Panelists:
  • Hande Birkalan-Gedik (Goethe-Universität) - A Cultural Anthropologist among Theologians: Teaching on Islam as Aigner Rollet-Professor at the Institut für Religionswissenschaft – at the Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
  • Heydar Shadi (Philosophisch-theologische Hochschule Sankt Georgen) - Secular Sacralization. On Islamic Theology Departments at German Universities and (over) Islamization of Muslims
  • Irmtraud Fischer (Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz) - “Religiöse Diskurse in westlichen Demokratien-Initiative christlich-jüdische Studienwoche im Gespräch mit dem Islam“ – a summer-school of the University of Graz

Language: English / German


Speakers
IF

Irmtraud Fischer

Karl-Franzens Universität Graz
HS

Heydar Shadi

Philosophisch-theologische Hochschule Sankt Georgen
HB

Hande Birkalan-Gedik

Goethe-Universität


Monday March 4, 2019 08:30 - 10:30 GMT
Sala Arancio – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel, Islam

08:30 GMT

#4/311 – Orthodox Unity: What are the real obstacles for unity between non-Chalcedonian and Chalcedonian Churches?
In the 20th century Nikos Nissiotis and Paul Verghese found a unique friendship as colleagues in the World Council of Churches that expanded beyond their own personalities and gave them the opportunity to initiate four unofficial dialogues (1964, 1967, 1970, 1971), which were followed by four official dialogues (1985, 1987, 1989, 1993). All of the consultations ended in a common agreement on Christology, and with a final suggestion of lifting the anathemas (1993 in Chembésy, Geneva) Research has also given credit to the official dialogue, where the Christological positions in fact are similar but distorted through a continuous misrepresentation on both sides. So the question is what are the reasons for a continued division today? In the panel we have an expertise of scholars, who have been working on the issue in the last decade.

Chair:
  • Michael Hjälm (Stockholm School of Theology / Sankt Ignatios Academy)

Panelists:
  • Michael Hjälm (Stockholm School of Theology / Sankt Ignatios Academy) - Ecclesiology from Below. A Critical Theological Assessment of the Reception by the Byzantine Churches of the Conflict of Chalcedon 451
  • Cyril Hovorun (Loyola Marymount University / Huffington Ecumenical Institute) - Unity after Chalcedon: Possible or Impossible?
  • Mor Polycarpus Augin Aydin (Stockholm School of Theology) - Encounters on the Road: Towards Reconciling the Estranged Members of the (Eastern/Oriental) Orthodox Family
  • Davor Dzalto (American University of Rome) - Unity: Between Orthodoxy and (Political) Orthopraxy

Language: English

Speakers
DD

Davor Dzalto

American University of Rome
MH

Michael Hjälm

Stockholm School of Theology / Sankt Ignatios Academy
CH

Cyril Hovorun

Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles
MP

Mor Polycarpus Augin Aydin

Salzburg Syriac Programme / Sankt Ignatios Academy


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

08:30 GMT

#4/326 – Life after Death, Dead among Alive - Different Aspects of the Underworld in Pre - Columbian and Modern Societies of both Americas
According to many Native American beliefs, death was not the end but an opening gate to a long path to the otherworld. As a consequence, they equipped burials with numerous grave goods which were not only consider as „objects” but they also reflected the important ideas behind the religious beliefs held by the Native American societies. Dead play an important role even in modern times. Living relatives try to remember and commemorate them during special celebrations. This panel will be dedicated to general concept of underworld and death among the Native Americans.

Chair:
  • Natalia Tołsty (Uniwersytet Jagielloński)

Panelists:
  • Dorota Bojkowska (Uniwersytet Jagielloński) - Of water and fire - symbolic aspects of Maya grave goods
  • Joanna Jabłońska (Rheinische Friedrick Wilhelms Universität) - Of water and fire - symbolic aspects of Maya grave goods
  • Klaudia Jagoda (Uniwersytet Jagielloński) - Role of animals in Native Americans concept of underworld
  • Jolanta Kiszka (independent scholar) - Cult of ancestors and funeral practices in Tiwanaku and Wari
  • Magdalena Lewandowska (Uniwersytet Jagielloński) - Different concepts of the afterlife in North America Southwest cultures
  • Natalia Tołsty (Uniwersytet Jagielloński) - The Celebrations in Honour of the Ancestors in modern Mexico

Language: English / Polish / Spanish


Speakers
DB

Dorota Bojkowska

Uniwersytet Jagielloński
ML

Magdalena Lewandowska

Uniwersytet Jagielloński
NT

Natalia Tołsty

Uniwersytet Jagielloński
JJ

Joanna Jabłońska

Rheinische Friedrick Wilhelms Universität
KJ

Klaudia Jagoda

Uniwersytet Jagielloński
JK

Jolanta Kiszka

Independent Scholar


  Panel

08:30 GMT

#4/344.1 - Diverse Aspects of Inter-Religious Dialogue Christianity and Islam - Part 1
This panel’s objective is to include different research projects and debates which converge into the flourishing field of inter-religious dialogue (hereafter, IRD). In the first session, entitled “Christianity and Islam, part I”, while, on the one hand, some speakers will try to analyse and shed new light on the IRD of Pope Francis in crucial geopolitical areas, on the other hand, key questions will be addressed on Islam as a universal religion and on its peaceful or violent spread. Finally, the perception of the religious otherness will be explored through the language and symbolism of films.
In the second session, entitled “Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism”, the discourse will move far East for a while through the explorations of the struggle of Dual-Religious Belonging and of post- modern perspectives on post-Christianity and secular Buddhism. Then, there will be an examination of the Catholic Church response to WWII massacres in Poland and Ukraine as well as an assessment of theories of conversion from Islam to Christianity.
In the third session, entitled “Christianity and Islam, part II”, IRD will be investigated from the perspective of Syrian refugees as well as through the lenses of public diplomacy. Finally, before asking important questions hinged on gender roles and digital youth voices, IRD will assume the connotations of Inter-Faith Dialogue in the specific case of Uchimura Kanzō.

Co-chair:
  • Mario I. Aguilar (CSRP, University of St. Andrews)
  • Porsiana Beatrice (CSRP, University of St. Andrews)

Panelists:
  • Mario I. Aguilar (CSRP, University of St. Andrews) - Pope Francis in Bari: Interreligious Dialogue in Turkey and Egypt
  • Mariam El Masri (Arab League Permanent Mission to Italy) - What the Quran tells us about Islam as a universal religion
  • Mohammed Al Hinai (CSRP, University of St. Andrews) - Was Islam meant to be spread by force or peace?
  • Porsiana Beatrice (CSRP, University of St. Andrews) - Pope Francis in Myanmar: a multi-level interreligious dialogue
  • Milja Radovic (University of Edinburgh) - “Seeing Through Film”: Religion and the Perception of Otherness
Language: English



Speakers
MR

Milja Radovic

University of Edinburgh
ME

Mariam El Masri

Arab League Permanent Mission to Italy
MA

Mohammed Al Hinai

CSRP, University of St. Andrews
MI

Mario I. Aguilar

CSRP, University of St. Andrews
P

P.B.

CSRP, University of St. Andrews


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

08:30 GMT

#4/408.1 - Love and Truth in Religion. An Inter-faith exploration of Aristotelian and Platonic Traditions
Organised by the Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture as part of the Love in Religion Project

Chair:
  • Peter Petkoff (Brunel Law School / Regent’s Park College)

Panelists:
  • Paul Fiddes (Regent’s Park College) - "God is Love". Theological perplexities about the relation between love and truth
  • Minlib Dallh ( Regent’s Park College) - The Relation between Love and Truth in Islamic Mysticism

Language: English



Moderators
PP

Peter Petkoff

Regent’s Park College, Oxford ; Brunel University London

Speakers
PF

Paul Fiddes

Regent’s Park College
MD

Minlib Dallh

Regent’s Park College


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

08:30 GMT

#4/435.1 - Panel Innovation and Religions
Panel organized by Centro Studi Confronti

Chair:
  • Alberto Romele (Lille Catholic University)

Panelists:
  • Riccardo Pozzo (University of Verona)
  • Vania Virgili (National Institute for Nuclear Physics)
  • Massimo Dell’Utri (University of Sassari)
  • Fiorella Battaglia (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
  • Maurizio Ferraris (University of Turin)

Language: English / Italian

Speakers
AR

Alberto Romele

Lille Catholic University
RP

Riccardo Pozzo

Università di Verona
VV

Vania Virgili

National Institute for Nuclear Physics
MD

Massimo Dell’Utri

Università di Sassari
FB

Fiorella Battaglia

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
MF

Maurizio ​Ferraris

Università di Torino


09:00 GMT

#4/405 - Author meets Critique - Alberigo Award Finalist Guido Bartolucci, Vera Religio. Marsilio Ficino e la tradizione ebraica, Paideia, 2017
Con il XVI secolo l’ebraismo viene a far parte integrante della costruzione della cultura europea, concorrendo a far valere nel discorso pubblico tutto un filone di idee e di saperi fino ad allora lasciato ai margini. Ciò fu reso possibile non soltanto dalla rifioritura degli studi filologici nell’ambito della ricerca biblica e alla loro importanza nei movimenti di riforma del cristianesimo, ma anche dalle profonde trasformazioni culturali avvenute nell’Italia del XV secolo con la riscoperta dei Padri greci, di Platone, del Corpus Hermeticum. In questo scenario Marsilio Ficino ebbe a svolgere un ruolo di primo piano nella diffusione dell’interesse per la tradizione ebraica, legandola strettamente alla sua idea di rinnovamento religioso. Lo studio di Guido Bartolucci ricostruisce i diversi passaggi attraverso i quali il filosofo fiorentino scoprì l’ebraismo e mostra come grazie all’incontro con intellettuali ebrei che condividevano le stesse aspirazioni filosofiche e religiose egli poté avere accesso a conoscenze precluse ai contemporanei. L’opera e la riflessione di Marsilio Ficino esercitarono un’influenza determinante su più di un protagonista della riscoperta della tradizione ebraica nell’Europa cristiana - ad esempio Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Johannes Reuchlin, Francesco Zorzi - e contribuiscono a comprendere meglio la funzione che questo patrimonio culturale ebbe in un periodo di profonda crisi delle istituzioni politiche e religiose.

Discussants:
  • Fabrizio Lelli (Università del Salento)
  • Giuseppe Veltri (Universität Hamburg)


Respondent:
  • Libera Pisano (Universität Hamburg, Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies-Jewish Scepticism)

Language: Italiano


Moderators
LP

Libera Pisano

Universität Hamburg, Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies-Jewish Scepticism

Speakers
GV

Giuseppe Veltri

Universität Hamburg
FL

Fabrizio Lelli

Università del Salento


Monday March 4, 2019 09:00 - 10:00 GMT
Museo Ebraico Via Valdonica, 1/5 40126 Bologna Italy

09:45 GMT

#4/420 – Medieval Byzantium
Chair:
  • Diego Elias Arfuch (Université d’Angers, Centre de Recherches Historiques de l’Ouest / Institut de formation théologique de Montréal)

Panelists:
  • Giulia (Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Storici) - The Photian Schism and the Lateran Hierarchy: the Excommunications of Radoald of Porto and Zacharias of Anagni (863-864)
  • Diego Elias Arfuch (Université d’Angers, Centre de Recherches Historiques de l’Ouest / Institut de formation théologique de Montréal) - Tolerant Bishops in Proto-Byzantine Cyprus: Some hagiographical testimonies until the 6th century
  • Anastasios Kantaras (School of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) - Epigrammi sulla Croce e la Crocifissione di Cristo in manoscritti bizantini

Language: English / Italian

Speakers

10:15 GMT

#4/254 – Marco Giardini, Figure del regno nascosto. Le leggende del Prete Gianni e delle dieci tribù perdute fra Medioevo e prima età moderna, Olschki, 2016
Between the Late Middle Ages and the first modern age, the legends of Prester John and the ten lost tribes of Israel became inextricably entwined, fuelling the imagination and the eschatological expectations Jews and Christians alike. The comparison of the main texts that conveyed these legends between the 12th and the 16th centuries allows us to trace back the historical events that animated the relation between both religious communities during this period and reveals surprising affinities on adoctrinal and symbolic level. The description of the lands where the subjects of Prester John and the ten tribes dwell, in fact, present the same paradisiac traits; moreover, both legends are framed within a marvellous setting, which is full of eschatological and messianic meanings. A common “prototype” appears thus at their origins, and the joint observation of these legends may shed new light on the complex issue of the Jewish-Christian relationship during the timespan taken into account.

Discussants:
  • Margherita Mantovani (Università di Pisa)

Respondent:
  • Marco Giardini (École Pratique des Hautes Études )
 
Language: Italian

Moderators
MG

Marco Giardini

École Pratique des Hautes Études

Speakers
MM

Margherita Mantovani

Università di Pisa


Monday March 4, 2019 10:15 - 11:15 GMT
Museo Ebraico Via Valdonica, 1/5 40126 Bologna Italy

10:15 GMT

#4/383 – Fostering the Public Understanding of Religion in Europe
Over the past three decades, a significant number of centers for “religion and public life” have  emerged in  European universities. Beyond a shared goal to enhance the public understanding of religion, these centers vary widely in mission, scope, research agenda, and they rarely collaborate with one another. The roundtable will  address the modes of communicating about religion in European public spaces from different national and religious perspectives and engage in a discussion with the audience.

Chair:
  • Jocelyne Cesari (EuARe / University of Birmingham / Georgetown University)

Participants:
  • Viola van Melis (Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics”)
  • Perry Schmidt-Leukel (Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics”)
  • Armando Barucco (MAECI)
  • Kurt Appel (University of Vienna)
  • Andrew Davies (Cadbury center for the public understanding of religion)
  • Leon van der Broeke (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  • Elisa Di Benedetto (International Association of Religion Journalists)

Language: English


Moderators
JC

Jocelyne Cesari

EuARe / University of Birmingham / Georgetown University

Speakers
ED

Elisa Di Benedetto

Managing Director, Journalist, International Association of Religion Journalists
Religion Journalism
KA

Kurt Appel

Universität Wien
AD

Andrew Davies

Director, Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion, University of Birmingham
VM

van Melis

Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics”
LV

Leon van der Broeke

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


10:30 GMT

#4/158 – Cyril Hovorun, Political Orthodoxies: The Unorthodoxies of the Church Coerced, Fortress Press, 2018
The book outlines forms of political orthodoxy in Orthodox churches, past and present.It contains a big picture of religion being politicized and even weaponized. While Political Orthodoxies assesses phenomena such as nationalism and anti-Semitism, both widely associated with Eastern Christianity, the book is focused on the theological underpinnings of the culture wars waged in eastern and southern Europe. The issues in these wars include monarchy and democracy, Orientalism and Occidentalism, canonical territory, and autocephaly. Wrought with peril, Orthodox culture wars have proven to turn toward bloody conflict, such as in Georgia in 2008 and Ukraine in 2014.Accordingly, this book explains the aggressive behavior of Russia toward its neighbors and the West from a religious standpoint. The spiritual revival of Orthodoxy after the collapse of Communism made the Orthodox church in Russia, among other things.

Discussants:
  • Michael Hjälm (Stockholm School of Theology / Sankt Ignatios Academy)
  • Davor Dzalto (The American University of Rome)

Respondent:
  • Cyril Hovorun (Loyola Marymont University)

Language: English

Moderators
CH

Cyril Hovorun

Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles

Speakers
DD

Davor Dzalto

American University of Rome
MH

Michael Hjälm

Stockholm School of Theology / Sankt Ignatios Academy


Monday March 4, 2019 10:30 - 11:30 GMT
Piano Terra, 116 – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO

10:45 GMT

#4/396 - Studies on Heidegger
Chair:
  • Ignasi Boada (Blanquerna Observatory)

Panelists:
  • Ignasi Boada (Blanquerna Observatory) - Heidegger and Panikkar: common philosophical and religious intuitions
  • Valentina Surace (Università di Messina) - The experience of the time of the end. Parusía and death by Martin Heidegger

Language: English


Speakers
IB

Ignasi Boada

Blanquerna Observatory
VS

Valentina Surace

Università di Messina


  Panel

10:45 GMT

#4/393 – Religion, Emotions and Values
Chair:
  • Georgeta Nazarska (SULSIT)

Panelists:
  • Isabel Baltazar (Universidade de Coimbra / Universidade Nova de Lisboa) - Giving a soul to Europe: The Christian roots of the European construction
  • Maria Helena Guerra Pratas (Sociedade Científica da Universidade Católica Portuguesa) - Giving a soul to Europe: The Christian roots of the European construction
  • Georgeta Nazarska (SULSIT) - Religious Values and Family Values in Contemporary Bulgaria: an Endangered Cultural Heritage
  • Svetla Shapkalova (SULSIT) - Religious Values and Family Values in Contemporary Bulgaria: an Endangered Cultural Heritage
  • Jùose Antonio Rodríguez (Universitat de Barcelona) - Religions and love towards others
  • Joan Hernández-Serret (Universitat de Barcelona) - Religions and love towards others
  • Jordi Sánchez Torrents (Blanquerna Observatory) - The happiness seen by veteran missionaries all over the world

Language: English

Moderators
Speakers
IB

Isabel Baltazar

Universidade de Coimbra / Universidade Nova de Lisboa
MH

Maria Helena Guerra Pratas

Sociedade Científica da Universidade Católica Portuguesa
JA

Jùose Antonio Rodríguez

Universitat de Barcelona
JH

Joan Hernández-Serret

Universitat de Barcelona
JS

Jordi Sánchez Torrents

Blanquerna Observatory


  Panel

10:45 GMT

#4/170 - The Post-Secular City: The New Secularization Debate
The secularization debate went through a big change during the last fifty years. Could this change be described as a paradigm shift? In his “La città post-secolare. Il nuovo dibattito sulla secolarizzazione” (Queriniana 2019), Paolo Costa articulates a positive answer to this question: the shift has mainly to do with the de-construction of the secularization “theorem” (H. Blumenberg). So, the new debate can be reliably described as being polarized between the “de-constructors” and the “re-constructors” of the theorem. The volume consists of a long introduction where “secularization” is deeply analyzed, and of eight chapters in which several exemplary figures in the recent debate (H. Blumenberg, D. Martin, C. Taylor, H. Joas, T. Asad, M. Gauchet, J. Habermas, G. Vattimo) are picked up and discussed. The conclusion is hesitant. It is unclear, Costa claims, whether the concept is still helpful to understand what is going on around us now and is in store for us in the near future.

Moderator:
  • Maurizio Rossi (Alma Mater-Università di Bologna)

Discussants:
  • Kurt Appel (Universität Wien)
  • Ilaria Biano (Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Storici Napoli)
  • Dimitri D’Andrea (Università di Firenze)
  • Graziano Lingua (Università di Torino)
  • Marco Ventura (Università di Siena / Fondazione Bruno Kessler)

Respondent:
  • Paolo Costa (Fondazione Bruno Kessler)

Language: Italian

Moderators
PC

Paolo Costa

Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Speakers
MR

Maurizio Rossi

Alma Mater-Università di Bologna
IB

Ilaria Biano

Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Storici
GL

Graziano Lingua

Università di Torino
MV

Marco Ventura

Bruno Kessler Foundation / University of Siena
KA

Kurt Appel

Universität Wien
DD

Dimitri D’Andrea

Università di Firenze


10:45 GMT

#4/409 - Meeting with Islamic Scholars
Chair:
  • Hande Birkalan-Gedik (Goethe-Universität)

Language: English


Moderators
HB

Hande Birkalan-Gedik

Goethe-Universität

Monday March 4, 2019 10:45 - 12:45 GMT
Sala Arancio – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO

10:45 GMT

#4/024 – Erasmus and The Contemporary European Crisis
In this period of uncertainty and restlessness in Europe, there comes a new wave of interest for Erasmus of Rotterdam who was a philologist, theologian, and pedagogue (1466-1536). It is the Erasmus who loved the whole of humanity, the arts, books, philosophies, and religions. He disdained only one thing: secular and religious fanaticism since he considered it opposed to reason and destroyer of peace and coexistence. Erasmus’s communicative nature prevented him from seeing the insurmountable differences between Jesus and Socrates, between Christian doctrine and ancient wisdom, between religiosity and morality. He also welcomed the pagans in the name of tolerance, uniting them with the fathers of the Church. For him, Philosophy was a different way to find God.

Chair:
  • Luigi Berzano (Università di Torino) 
 
Panelists:
  • Giancarla Codrignani (Alma Mater-Università di Bologna) - Erasmo da Rotterdam e papa Giulio II. Attualità di un confronto
  • Francesco Ghia (Università di Trento) - Erasmo, la libertà di coscienza e il dialogo interreligioso
  • Gianfranco Monaca (Tempi di Fraternità) - Spiritualità secolare di Erasmo da Rotterdam

Language: Italian

Moderators
LB

Luigi Berzano

Università di Torino

Speakers
GC

Giancarla Codrignani

Alma Mater-Università di Bologna
GM

Gianfranco Monaca

Tempi di Fraternità
FG

Francesco Ghia

Università di Trento


  Panel

10:45 GMT

#4/028 – Catholics in Conflicts: Theology and Politics of Resistance
The panel explores Catholics in conflicts from a global, historical perspective focusing on the 20th and 21st Centuries. Conflicts covered in the panel may include actors such as ecclesial hierarchies, clergy, religious orders, laity and movements of either organized or spontaneous nature. Conflicts may refer to inter-ecclesial disputes or engagement of Catholics in ideological, political and social conflicts.

Chair:
  • Petra Kuivala (University of Helsinki)

Panelists:
  • Valfredo Maria Rossi (Pontificia Università Gregoriana) - Carlo Passaglia’s Excommunication and Conflict with the Roman Catholic Church. A brilliant theologian forerunner of the 20th century
  • Andreas Schmoller (Catholic University of Linz) - Church, State and the Free Will in the Case of War: Franz Jägerstätter
  • Petra Kuivala (University of Helsinki) - Pockets of Resistance. Catholic Citizenry in Revolutionary Cuba
  • Mikko Ketola (University of Helsinki) - Finnish Catholicism in Turmoil in 2004

Discussant:
Massimo Faggioli (Villanova University)

Language: English / Italian


Speakers
MF

Massimo Faggioli

Villanova University
MK

Mikko Ketola

University of Helsinki
VM

Valfredo Maria Rossi

Pontificia Università Gregoriana
AS

Andreas Schmoller

Catholic University of Linz
PK

Petra Kuivala

University of Helsinki


10:45 GMT

#4/047.2 – Academic Theology in Pluralistic and Secular Societies This panel is sponsored by the Journal TheoRèmes, and three different institutions involved in academic theology
This panel is sponsored by the Journal TheoRèmes, and three different institutions involved in academic theology

Christian theology, as an academic discipline, is challenged everywhere in Europe, both from the point of view of societies, and from the Churches. At the same time, there is a growing political demand for Islamic theology in academia, as a possible way to build a counter-discourse to radical Islam.What are the conditions necessary for theology to be legitimately present within European academic institutions? What is the relation of theology to other academic sciences (especially: religious studies, Islamic studies, philosophy, etc.)? What are (and should/could be) the relations between 1) academy and society, and 2) theology and religions. What can be reasonably expected from academic theologies, from a political and social point of view? We will here particularly focus on the relation between theology and religious communities, and between theology and academia.

Chair:
  • Anthony Feneuil (Université de Lorraine)

Panelists:
  • Anthony Feneuil (Université de Lorraine) - Church Dogmatics without a Church?
  • Peirce Yip (LMU München) - “Chasing one another’s tails”: Mascall on the academic abolition of theology
  • Ghislain Waterlot (University of Geneva) - It is in a secularized society that theology is most stimulating. The conditions of the contemporary debate
  • Francis Messner (Université de Strasbourg) - Entre théologies et sciences des religions? Le statut juridique du département de théologie de l’université de Lorraine
  • Sophie-Hélène Trigeaud (Université de Strasbourg) - Academic Theology from a Sociological Standpoint
  • Yves Meessen (Université de Lorraine) - Self-Involvement as Truth Criterion for Theological Statements
  • Abou Ramadan (Université de Strasbourg) - Muslim minorities in the West:Adaptation of islamic theology to secular and democratic society
  • Ana-Magdalena Petraru (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania) - Bringing Bible Translation into Play to the Theological English Classroom

Language: English

Moderators
AF

Anthony Feneuil

Université de Lorraine

Speakers
YM

Yves Meessen

Université de Lorraine
FM

Francis Messner

Université de Strasbourg
AP

Ana-Magdalena Petraru

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
AR

Abou Ramadan

Université de Strasbourg
ST

Sophie-Hélène Trigeaud

Université de Strasbourg
GW

Ghislain Waterlot

University of Geneva
PY

Peirce Yip

LMU München

Sponsors

  Panel

10:45 GMT

#4/241 – Dialogue, Crossover and Patchwork. Forms of Religion in Modernity
The panel aims in an interdisciplinary perspective to ask question around new forms of religion in modernity. Religious studies and Theology have different angles to tackle questions of religion and its forms in modernity. Identity seems to be a key question. Martin Rötting looks from a religious studies perspective into the often-addressed category: The spiritual pilgrim - a form of religion in modernity? Daniela Fella looks into “Identity crises in modernity. The impact of religion on female identity constructions in contemporary auteur cinema” and Rainer Gottschlag asks a theological question: “Assembled by grace in freedom?” following up ideas and divisions that started in Vatican II.

Chair:
  • Martin Rötting (Universität Salzburg)

Panelists:
  • Daniela Fella (Universität Salzburg / Universität Koblenz) - Identity crises in modernity. The impact of religion on female identity constructions in contemporary auteur cinema
  • Martin Rötting (Universität Salzburg) - The spiritual pilgrim - a form of religion in modernity?
  • Rainer Gottschlag (Universität Salzburg) - Assembled by grace in freedom

Language: English

Speakers
DF

Daniela Fella

Universität Salzburg
RG

Rainer Gottschlag

Universität Salzburg
MR

Martin Rötting

Ludwig-Maximilian Universität / Universität Salzburg / OCCURSO Institute for Interreligious and Intercultural Encounter


  Panel

10:45 GMT

#4/256.2 – De-radicalizing and Preventing Religiously Insprired Terrorism. Results of the first year of the project’s activities
The panel is part of the activities aimed at analysing the phenomenon of radicalization and de-radicalization of religiously inspired terrorism, in which the University of Bari Aldo Moro is strongly engaged. These same activities are related to both the Master in “Prevention of the phenomenon of radicalization of terrorism and policies for inter-religious and inter-cultural integration”, which started a year ago at the Department of Law, and the first Italian Project devoted to de-radicalization, held in Bari through a collaboration between the said University and the local Prosecutor’s office.It is fundamental to address the following questions. What is the relationship between terrorism and religion? What are the best activities and the practice for preventing radicalization and monitoring the process of de-radicalization? What are the perspectives (in terms of security, the protection of fundamental rights, and State-religions) relationship for those matters?

Chair:
  • Laura Sabrina Martucci(Università di Bari)

Speakers:
  • Zouhir Louassini (Rai News 24) - Estremismi
  • Raffaella Di Marzio (Centro studi LIREC) - La psicologia del convertito nelle dinamiche di radicalizzazione
  • Laura Sabrina Martucci (Università di Bari) - Prevenzione della radicalizzazione: I radicalizzati. Profilazione e attività di deradicalizzazione laica
  • Luigi de Stefano (P.G DIGOS Bari Sez. Antiterrorismo – Sicurezza Informatica e OSINT) - Terrorismo e radicalizzazione nel deep e dark web. Forme di indagine e nuove tecnologie

Language: English / Italian

Speakers
RD

Raffaella Di Marzio

LIREC - Centro Studi Libertà di Religione Credo e Coscienza
ZL

Zouhir Louassini

Rai News 24
LD

Luigi de Stefano

P.G DIGOS Bari Sez. Antiterrorismo – Sicurezza Informatica e OSINT
LS

Laura Sabrina Martucci

Università di Bari


Monday March 4, 2019 10:45 - 12:45 GMT
Sala degli Specchi - Palazzo Isolani Corte Isolani 5

10:45 GMT

#4/262.2 – Spatial Issues in Religious Studies - Past and Present: Common life spaces within religious communities
Both in the past and in contemporary age, places for consecrated life interpret the specific charism of religious communities and strengthen their members’ identity. The shape of these places thus becomes an image of the particular religious life, as well as the recursion of paths the driving force of belonging. The spaces of religious communities can therefore be considered as privileged testimonial elements, both in relation to the past, as in the most recent buildings or adaptations.On the one hand this call for papers focuses on spaces that monastic and religious communities are leaving, in order to examine specific tools (management, regulatory and planning) which may allow to preserve their testimonial and identity aspect. On the other, in relation to new religious communities (urban and cenobitic ones) the present call for papers would like to investigate their spaces of life, to reveal new identities and the relationship with tradition.

Chair:
  • Luigi Bartolomei (Alma Mater-Università di Bologna)

Panelists:
  • George Cassar (University of Malta) - A bustling Pauline pilgrimage site in Malta – St Paul’s Grotto and its built environs from the 17 th century to the present
  • Dane Munro (University of Malta) - A bustling Pauline pilgrimage site in Malta – St Paul’s Grotto and its built environs from the 17 th century to the present
  • Anne Slabbekoorn - “Being in the world but not of it”: The negotiation of moral boundaries
  • Rami Abdullah Siddiq Ahmed (King Abdulaziz University) - Activating the traditional role of the houses of Makkah in the service of the pilgrims. Contemporary architectural design guidelines
  • Leena Taneja (Zayed University) - Theologizing Space: Imaginary and Common Spaces in Vaishnava Religious Communities

Language: English / Italian


Moderators
LB

Luigi Bartolomei

Alma Mater-Università di Bologna

Speakers
GC

George Cassar

University of Malta
DM

Dane Munro

University of Malta
RA

Rami Abdullah Siddiq Ahmed

King Abdulaziz University
LT

Leena Taneja

Zayed University


Monday March 4, 2019 10:45 - 12:45 GMT
Sala Lettura – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO

10:45 GMT

#4/344.2 – Diverse Aspects of Inter-Religious Dialogue Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Induism
This panel’s objective is to include different research projects and debates which converge into the flourishing field of inter-religious dialogue (hereafter, IRD). In the first session, entitled “Christianity and Islam, part I”, while, on the one hand, some speakers will try to analyse and shed new light on the IRD of Pope Francis in crucial geopolitical areas, on the other hand, key questions will be addressed on Islam as a universal religion and on its peaceful or violent spread. Finally, the perception of the religious otherness will be explored through the language and symbolism of films.
In the second session, entitled “Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism”, the discourse will move far East for a while through the explorations of the struggle of Dual-Religious Belonging and of post- modern perspectives on post-Christianity and secular Buddhism. Then, there will be an examination of the Catholic Church response to WWII massacres in Poland and Ukraine as well as an assessment of theories of conversion from Islam to Christianity.
In the third session, entitled “Christianity and Islam, part II”, IRD will be investigated from the perspective of Syrian refugees as well as through the lenses of public diplomacy. Finally, before asking important questions hinged on gender roles and digital youth voices, IRD will assume the connotations of Inter-Faith Dialogue in the specific case of Uchimura Kanzō.

Co-chair:
  • Mario I. Aguilar (CSRP, University of St. Andrews)
  • Porsiana Beatrice (CSRP, University of St. Andrews)

Panelists:
  • Thomas Cattoi (Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley) - Post-Christian Theologies and Secular Buddhism: Towards Interreligious Dialogue in Postmodernity
  • Stefanie Knecht (CSRP, University of St. Andrews) - Religious leaders as midwives of national consciousness and peacebuilders during the massacres of Eastern Galicia and Volhynia 1943-45: The Analysis of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church 
  • Nadya Pohran (University of Cambridge) - “Not This, Not That”: The Struggle of Dual-Religious Belonging
  • Mátyás Bódi (CSRP, University of St. Andrews) - The Conversion to Islam of Hungarian Orientalist Gyula Germanus

Language: English

Moderators
P

P.B.

CSRP, University of St. Andrews
MI

Mario I. Aguilar

CSRP, University of St. Andrews

Speakers
TC

Thomas Cattoi

Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University; Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley


  Panel

10:45 GMT

#4/402 – Women and their Holy Scriptures in European Contexts
The three ”religions of holy books”, Judaism, Christianism and Islam, not only emerged in a patriarchal society, but also throughout the history they were interpreted in an androcentric way, dominating the official tradition of exegesis. A closer look on the Holy Scriptures brings to light that there are many aspects in scriptures, which are amazingly in opposition to such readings. Reception history as well needs to be revised: women always read their Holy Scriptures and many of them interpreted them in a gender-fair way or even with an option for women and for the marginalized.

Chair:
  • Irmtraud Fischer (Karl-Franzens Universität Graz)

Panelists:
  • Raphaela Swadosch (Karl-Franzens Universität Graz / Max-Weber-Kolleg, Universität Erfurt) - Female readings of the Song of Songs
  • Olivera Koprivica (Max-Weber-Kolleg, Universität Erfurt) - Holy Scriptures and the contemporary Serbian orthodox female monasticism
  • Dina el Omari (Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” / WWU Münster) - TBC
  • Birgit Klein (Hochshule für Jüdische Studien Heildeberg) - Das hermeneutische Verständnis jüdischer Frauen von Heiligen. Schriften und seine Auswirkung auf ihre feministische Fortschreibung der Offenbarung

Language: English

Moderators
IF

Irmtraud Fischer

Karl-Franzens Universität Graz

Speakers
DE

Dina el Omari

Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics”; WWU Münster
OK

Olivera Koprivica

Max-Weber-Kolleg, Universität Erfurt
RS

Raphaela Swadosch

PhD Candidate, Karl-Franzens Universität Graz; Max-Weber-Kolleg, Universität Erfurt
BK

Birgit Klein

Hochshule für Jüdische Studien Heildeberg; University of Heidelberg


Monday March 4, 2019 10:45 - 12:45 GMT
Sala Archivio – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel

10:45 GMT

#4/408.2 - Love and Truth in Religion. An Inter-faith exploration of Aristotelian and Platonic Traditions
Organised by the Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture as part of the Love in Religion Project

Chair:
  • Peter Petkoff (Brunel Law School / Regent’s Park College)-

Panelists:
  • Peter Petkoff (Brunel Law School / Regent’s Park College) - The setting of Normative Spaces, and Initiation to the Mysteries, in Plato’s Symposion- Revisiting the Christian Neo-Patonism of Vjacheslav Ivanov
  • Mircea Dumitru (University of Bucharest) - The Universal and the Particular: Truth and Love in the Aristotelian Tradition
  • Fiona Ellis ( King’s College London) - Love as a promise of ontological rootedness

Language: -


Moderators
PP

Peter Petkoff

Regent’s Park College, Oxford ; Brunel University London

Speakers
MD

Mircea Dumitru

University of Bucharest
SM

Simon May

King’s College London


  Panel

10:45 GMT

#4/435.2 - Gender, Violence, Religions
Panel organized by Centro Studi Confronti

Chair:
  • Debora Spini (Study Center Confronti / Syracuse University-Florence)

Panelists:
  • Debora Tonelli (Bruno Kessler Foundation)
  • Nivedita Menom (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
  • Gorana Ognjenovic (University of Oslo)
  • Jasna Jozelic (NorwegianCentre for Human Rights)

Language: English


Moderators
DS

Debora Spini

Study Center Confronti; Syracuse University-Florence

Speakers
DT

Debora Tonelli

Bruno Kessler Foundation
NM

Nivedita Menom

Jawaharlal Nehru University
GO

Gorana Ognjenovic

University of Oslo
JJ

Jasna Jozelic

NorwegianCentre for Human Rights

Sponsors

  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

11:00 GMT

#4/395 – History of Science
Co-Chair:
  • Julie Davies (University of Melbourne)
  • Michael Pickering (Trinity College, University of Melbourne)

Panelists:
  • Julie Davies (University of Melbourne) - Religion, nature and knowledge in August Pfeiffer’s Anti-melancholicus, oder Melancholey-Vertreiber
  • Michael Pickering (Trinity College, University of Melbourne) - The Verification of Direct Revelation in the Radical Pietist Geistliche Fama (1733-44)

Language: English


Speakers
JD

Julie Davies

University of Melbourne
MP

Michael Pickering

Trinity College, University of Melbourne


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

11:45 GMT

#4/067 - Michael Collins, St George and the Dragons: The Making of English Identity, Fonthill Media, 2018
How and why the Palestinian martyr St George became the patron saint of England and the relevance of his civil and military traditions to modern concerns such as women’s rights, relations with Muslim communities and the ‘just war’. St George and patriotism. The symbolism of St George in many aspects of English culture. The English version of St George and the Dragon in the South English Legendary. Suggested areas for further research.

Discussants:
  • Hannes Mayer (University of Graz)

Respondent:
  • Michael Collins (Independent Scholar)

Language: English


Moderators
avatar for Michael Collins

Michael Collins

Independent Scholar

Speakers
HM

Hannes Mayer

University of Graz


Monday March 4, 2019 11:45 - 12:45 GMT
Piano Terra, 116 – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Author Meets Critique
  • Language English
  • Language English

13:15 GMT

#4/425 – Conceptions of self and community in social ethics: What place for religion?
Taking up the conference theme, “Empowering the Individual, Nurturing the Community”’, the paper analyses different approaches to the relationship between individuality and sociality and their consequences for their views of religion. Noting recent changes in religion and in the public sphere, it compares three social philosophical and ethical traditions: the contract approach focused on individuals; the virtue approach embedded in communities; and a participatory approach which seeks to combine a morality based on inner freedom with structures of solidarity.

Lecturer:
  • Maureen Junker-Kenny

Bio:
Maureen Junker-Kenny is Professor in Theology and Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. Her publications include Religion and Public Reason: A Comparison of the Positions of J. Rawls, J. Habermas and P. Ricoeur (De Gruyter, 2014); Approaches to Theological Ethics. Sources, Traditions, Visions ( Bloomsbury, 2019); co-ed. (with K. Viertbauer), European Journal of Philosophy of Religion, Special Issue 2019, “Habermas on Religion”. Research interests: Religion and public reason, J. Habermas, P. Ricoeur, F. Schleiermacher and theology in Modernity, biomedical ethics.

Language: English

Moderators
MJ

Maureen Junker-Kenny

Trinity College Dublin

  Keynote Lecture
  • Language English
  • Language English

14:30 GMT

#4/261 – Joanna Pietrzak-Thebault (ed.), Word of God, words of men. Translations, inspirations, transmissions of the Bible in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Renaissance, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Gotingen, 2018. This book presentation is co-spono
This book presentation is co-sponosred by RefoRC

Linguists, historians of literature and of typography from Poland, Lithuania and Czech Republic join their efforts in this volume to present not only the fascinating phenomenon of a varied and long-lasting movement of translating, commenting and printing of the Bible in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the 16th and 17th centuries, but also depict the actual state of research on the subject. A quick rise of the different Reformation movements contributed to a ‘natural’ need for new translations and commentaries to be used by community members. These new currents, first easily accepted and spread in the country, even when suppressed, could not stop this activity, and later new Catholic translations and commentaries of the post-Trident period, both in Polish and Lithuanian, proved it. Big part of study is also dedicated to particular typographical realizations of this activity and an example of the musical expression directly inspired by the biblical translation, is also provided.

Discussants:
  • Herman Selderhuis (Theological University Apeldoorn / Refo500)
  • Łukasz Cybulski (Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego)
  • Izabela Winiarska-Górska (Uniwersytet Warszawski)
  • Marta Wojtkowska-Maksymik (Uniwersytet Warszawski)
  • Kristina Rutkovska (Vilnius University)
  • Gina Kavaliūnaitė-Holvoet (Vilnius University)

Respondent:
  • Joanna Pietrzak-Thebault (Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego)

Language: English / German / Italian


Moderators
JP

Joanna Pietrzak-Thebault

Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego

Speakers
MW

Marta Wojtkowska-Maksymik

Uniwersytet Warszawski
IW

Izabela Winiarska-Górska

Uniwersytet Warszawski
LC

Łukasz Cybulski

Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego
HS

Herman Selderhuis

Theological University Apeldoorn; Refo500
KR

Kristina Rutkovska

Vilnius University

Sponsors

Monday March 4, 2019 14:30 - 15:30 GMT
Piano Terra, 116 – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Author Meets Critique

14:30 GMT

#4/009.1 - Modern Philosophy of Religion: Topics - Methods - Concepts Conference organised by The European Society for Philosophy of Religion (ESPR)
Conference organised by The European Society for Philosophy of Religion (ESPR)

Philosophy of Religion is one of the major European ways to reflect on the meaning of religion in general, but as well to discuss philosophically all the questions of life, which are part of religions. This panel is organised by the European Society for Philosophy of Religion (ESPR) and wants to bring together people from different backgrounds to give space for a joint reflection on topics, methods and concepts of today’s Philosophy of Religion.

Chair:
  • Hans-Peter Grosshans (WWU Münster)

Panelists:
  • Sami Pihlström (University of Helsinki) - Ethical Antitheodicism: integrating philosophy and literature
  • Tomas Bokedal (NLA University College / University of Aberdeen) - Freedom and Despair in Søren Kierkegaard’s Thinking
  • Katharina Eberlein-Braun (Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg) - Formed Religion. Praxis and Ethics of Thinking about God

Language: English / German

Moderators
Speakers
KE

Katharina Eberlein-Braun

Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
SP

Sami Pihlström

University of Helsinki
TB

Tomas Bokedal

NLA University College; University of Aberdeen


  Panel

14:30 GMT

#4/013.1 – Lay People in Contemporary Orthodox Christianity: Identity, Vocation, Challenges
The panel focuses on a largely neglected topic in Orthodox Christianity: the role and mission of the laity in the Church and society. To this purpose, the panel critically reflects on (i) the identity of the laity in light of Orthodox Tradition and contemporary ecclesial developments; (ii) laity’s role, responsibility, and contribution to the Orthodox Church’s spiritual and social mission in a pluri-religious, multi-cultural, and globalized society; (iii) the many challenges (ex.: clericalism, fundamentalism, etc.) faced by lay people in Orthodox Christianity today; (iv) the development and implementation of an ecumenically-oriented theology of laity in Orthodoxy.

Chair:
  • Viorel Coman (KU Leuven)

Panelists:
  • Frances Kostarelos (Governors State University, Chicago) – Greek Orthodox Christian Laity and Conflicting Discourses in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
  • Olga Lossky (Independent Scholar) – The Place of Lay People in the Orthodox Church according to the French Theologian Elisabeth Behr-Sigel
  • Nikolaos Asproulis (Volos Academy for Theological Studies) – Personhood and Theosis in Nikos Nissiotis Theology: Its relevance for Today 
  • Petre Maican (University of Aberdeen) – Holiness and Personal Development: A Balthasarian Approach to Holiness for Eastern Orthodox Use

Language: English


Moderators
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Viorel Coman

KU Leuven

Speakers
PM

Petre Maican

University of Aberdeen
NA

Nikolaos Asproulis

Volos Academy for Theological Studies
FK

Frances Kostarelos

Governors State University, Chicago
OL

Olga Lossky

Independent Scholar


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

14:30 GMT

#4/019 – Popes and the Revolutions
Contemporaneous to the announcement of the Second Vatican Council (1959) occurred cataclysmic changes in politics, society, technology and social behaviour. During the decade 1959 to 1968 the Popes John XXIII and Paul VI tried to give adequate answers to these changes. One may think of Fidel Castro’s Cuba or the military regimes in Latin America, of the independence wars in Africa or Asia, of the Cold War between the political systems and countries, of the technological efforts to conquer the space or of the sexual revolution in the 1960s. Contributions confront these “revolutions” to the mostly defensive reactions of the Church and elaborate the connection with the conciliar event.

Chair:
  • Joachim Schmiedl (Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Vallendar)

Panelists:
  • Márcia Dias Sousa (Universidade Católica Portuguesa) - Global revolutions in the words expressed by Paul VI to the UN General Assembly
  • Margit Eckholt (Universität Osnabrück) - Paul VI., die Konferenz der lateinamerikanischen Bischöfe in Medellin und der Konflikt um die Theologie der Befreiung
  • Gianmaria Zamagni (Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Vallendar / Goethe-Universität Frankfurt) - Between Franco and John. The Spanish Episcopate in Front of the Council and Revolutions of the Sixties 

Language: English / German 

Moderators
JS

Joachim Schmiedl

Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Vallendar

Speakers
MD

Márcia Dias Sousa

Universidade Católica Portuguesa
ME

Margit Eckholt

Universität Osnabrück
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Gianmaria Zamagni

Wissenschaftlicher Assistent / Wissenschaftlicher Koordinator, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main / Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Vallendar
Vatican II - Legacy and Mandate. Intercontinental Commentary: Reception and Orientation for the Life of the Church (Scientific Coordinator). Author of Das „Ende des konstantinischen Zeitalters" und die Modelle aus der Geschichte für eine „neue Christenheit". Eine religionsgeschichtliche... Read More →


  Panel

14:30 GMT

#4/066.1 - Uses and Abuses of Religion in Populist Europe
With the rise of political populism across Europe, there is an increased interest in religion. In this panel, scholars from an array of disciplines meet to ponder the challenges of populist and xenophobic investment in biblical narratives and motifs in recent years. Examples range from the apocalyptic rhetoric employed by far-right movements to (seemingly) more innocent references to Christian symbols as identity markers by established parties. The aim of the panel is twofold. On the one hand, it wishes to enhance the critical analysis of political and ideological abuses of religion across Europe today; on the other hand, it explores the potential of the biblical legacy to offer counter-narratives to the scaremongering and scapegoating tendencies of much political rhetoric in present debates. More specifically, the members of the panel try to chart the contours of a public theology that can respond critically and creatively to the contemporary political landscape.

Chair:
  • Jayne Svenungsson (Lund University)

Panelists:
  • Jayne Svenungsson (Lund University) - Christianity, Crisis and Democratic Participation in Contemporary Europe
  • Ulrich Schmiedel (University of Edinburgh) - The Populist Predicament: Public Theologies for the Post-Migrant Context
  • Susanne Wigorts Yngvesson (Stockholm School of Theology) - Religious Ethics as Counter-Surveillance. How the “secular” people of Sweden responded towards the terrorist attack 2017
  • Petra Carlsson (Stockholm School of Theology) - Living-with after Eden: Haraway, Popova and Radical Material Theology
  • Alana Vincent (University of Chester) - Unto thy seed I have given this land”: Sovereignty and the (dis)placement of the Other

Language: English


Speakers
PC

Petra Carlsson

Stockholm School of Theology
US

Ulrich Schmiedel

University of Edinburgh
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Susanne Wigorts Yngvesson

Stockholm School of Theology
AV

Alana Vincent

University of Chester
JS

Jayne Svenungsson

Lund University


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

14:30 GMT

#4/146.1 – Urban Religion in Historical Perspective
The role of religion in creating spatial, temporal and social order in cities has been an important topic in research from ceremonial centres and cities of Meso- and South America to Near Eastern and ancient Mediterranean, but also Chinese, Indian and medieval European cities. A growing number of inhabitants and the increased density of interaction seem to have prompted (and enabled) processes of institutionalisation and the formulation of norms. Papers in this panel, however, suppose that any modelling that is limiting religion to a tool of government and administration on the one side and marginal groups on the other is mistaken. For the individual actor urban settlements present an enormously complex environment of constraints and affordances. Previous sacralisations and contemporary religious practices are part of that. It is the interplay of such acting and aspiring within urban space and as creating urban space that will be addressed.

Co-Chair:
  • Joerg Ruepke (Max-Weber-Kolleg, Universität Erfurt)
  • Cristiana Facchini (Alma Mater-Università di Bologna)

Panelists:
  • Joerg Ruepke (Max-Weber-Kolleg, Universität Erfurt) - Religion and urban space
  • Cristiana Facchini (Alma Mater-Università di Bologna) - The city and the sea: Remarks on religious diversity, port cities, and the sea
  • Emiliano Urciuoli (Max-Weber-Kolleg, Universität Erfurt) - Citifying Jesus in Imperial Rome (2nd-5th CE)
  • Margret Helen Freeman (University of Copenhagen) - “A saintly place for the education of scholars:” The Changing Face of Islamic Identity & Architecture in Mamluk Cairo
  • Vincenzo Lavenia (Alma Mater-Università di Bologna) - Religion(s) in the port city of the Popes: Ancona in the early modern age
  • Nimrod Luz (Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee) - Lived Religion as Urban Citizenship: A View from Acre
  • Carmen González Guttiérez (Universidad de Córdoba) - Islam encounters Late Antiquity: Urban religious spaces in al-Andalus in the Early Middle Ages
  • Miriam Benfatto (Alma Mater-Università di Bologna) - Shaping the sacred and the profane: The Council of Trent on cityscape and sacred spaces
  • Swaminathan Ramanathan (Uppsala Universiteit) - Islands of Faith: Dargahs and Secularisation of Everyday Work and Leisure in Mumbai

Language: English


Moderators
CF

Cristiana Facchini

Alma Mater-Università di Bologna

Speakers
VL

Vincenzo Lavenia

Alma Mater-Università di Bologna
SR

Swaminathan Ramanathan

Uppsala Universiteit
EU

Emiliano Urciuoli

Max-Weber-Kolleg, Universität Erfurt
MH

Margret Helen Freeman

University of Copenhagen
NL

Nimrod Luz

Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee
CG

Carmen González Guttiérez

Universidad de Córdoba
MB

Miriam Benfatto

Alma Mater-Università di Bologna
JR

Joerg Ruepke

Max-Weber-Kolleg, Universität Erfurt


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

14:30 GMT

#4/152.1 - Sacrifice, Renunciation, and Asceticism in Environmental Ethics
While calls for investing in “green technology” or “geo-engineering” prospects may suggest that the ecological transition need not undermine an economics of growth and technological innovation, an alternative thread in environmental ethical reflection focuses on sacrifice, renunciation, simplicity, sobriety. Several questions emerge: first of all, how are sacrifice, renunciation or simplicity understood as terms and as ethical or political norms? Second, what should be sacrificed, renounced, or disciplined and with what implications? What dangers may be implicit in appropriating such values? Reflection on theological and religious understandings of sacrifice and asceticism – and attention to the critiques of theologies of sacrifice and religious practices of asceticism, notably from feminist and liberation movements – may offer essential insights.

Chair:
  • Sarah Stewart-Kroeker (Université de Genève)

Panelists:
  • Sarah Stewart-Kroeker (Université de Genève) - Sacrifice in Environmental Ethics
  • Steve Bush (Brown University) - Sacrifice, Identity, Agency: Georges Bataille and Environmental Ethics
  • Damien Delorme (Université de Genève) - Une sobriété surabondante : pour une simplicité douce et joyeuse

Language: English / French


Moderators
SS

Sarah Stewart-Kroeker

Université de Genève

Speakers
DD

Damien Delorme

Université de Genève
SB

Steve Bush

Brown University


  Panel

14:30 GMT

#4/157.2 – Phenomenology between Reality and Perception. How has the “theological turn” contributed to the conversation between phenomenology and theology?
Phenomenology has experienced a revival and renewal in recent decades since the time when Dominique Janicaud (1991) polemically complained about the “theological turn” in French phenomenology. It is time to examine the implications of this turn for phenomenology in general, and for (re-)thinking theology and the conditions for religious experience – but also discuss the continuous relevance of Janicaud’s critique. The panel invites contributions on recent developments in phenomenology: How has phenomenology changed by transgressing the limit of immediate appearances? What are the consequences for the field of religion and theology? How could we reflect on onto-theology today? The panel will also discuss how religious phenomena are perceived and analysed, such as revelation, sacrament, incarnation, transcendence, love, body, and sacrifice.

Chair:
  • Marcus Held (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz )

Panelists:
  • David Newheiser (Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry Australian Catholic University) - Deconstrution, Negative Theology, and the Discipline of Hope
  • Simon Henriksson (Systematic Theology and Studies in World Views Department ofTheology, Uppsala University) - Michel Henry and the problem of onto-theology
  • Marcus Held (University Mainz) – Phenomenology and Political Theology
  • Discussion

Language: English



Speakers
DN

David Newheiser

Australian Catholic University
SH

Simon Henriksson

Systematic Theology and Studies in World Views Department ofTheology, Uppsala University
MH

Marcus Held

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

14:30 GMT

#4/174 – Law & Religion: Religious freedom, minors, and family autonomy
This panel investigates into regulation of private aspects of religion, particularly regarding minors within religious families. This panel discusses recent case-law and other legal arrangements from several European countries and compares legal-political arguments underpinning (potential) restrictions that pertain to the common good. How do these arguments mediate “private” and “common” in democratic constitutional states? This two-session panel will cover rites of passage such as circumcision and baptism, the protection of minors in families with one or more radicalised parent, and religious family laws.

Chair:
  • Mariëtta D.C. van der Tol (University of Cambridge)

Panelists:
  • Vincente Fortier (Université de Strasbourg) - Religious “radicalisation” inside the family: how protecting the children from their parents beliefs ?
  • Sohail Wahedi (Erasmus University Rotterdam) - Religious modification of infants’ genitalia. Addressing the liberal criticism of “double standards”

Language: English


Moderators
MD

Mariëtta D.C. van der Tol

University of Cambridge

Speakers
SW

Sohail Wahedi

Erasmus School of Law
VF

Vincente Fortier

DRES - Université de Strasbourg


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

14:30 GMT

#4/182.1 – Science and Theology: Relationship and Contexts
Both religion and science have been means to improve the lives of human beings and to answer their questions about the human life and the surrounding world. There have been common aspects as well of opposite aspects between these two approaches. They have also had mutual influence on each other. The aim of the panel is to investigate the main features of harmony or conflict between S&R and to survey their reciprocal influence. Its main focus is the analysis of features of the debate both in the East and in West.Mohammed Bagheri (Iran, member of the scientific board of the Institute for the History of Science at the University of Tehran and professor of History of Mathematics and Astronomy) will chair and introduce the panel presenting a paper on the relationship between astronomy and theology.

Panelists:
  • Mohammad Bagheri (Institute for the History of Science, University of Tehran) - Relationship between Astronomy and Theology
  • Claudio Cecotti (AFAM, Italy) - Connection between Astronomy and Religions in the Abrahamic religions

Presiding:
  • Giuseppina Ferriello (Fscire)
  • Alba Fedeli (Hamburg Universität / Fscire)

Language: English


Speakers
MB

Mohammad Bagheri

Institute for the History of Science, University of Tehran
CC

Claudio Cecotti

AFAM, Italy
AF

Alba Fedeli

Hamburg Universität / Fscire)


Monday March 4, 2019 14:30 - 16:30 GMT
Teatro San Leonardo Via S. Vitale, 63, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel, Islam
  • Language English
  • Language English

14:30 GMT

#4/256.3 – De-radicalizing and Preventing Religiously Insprired Terrorism. Results of the first year of the project’s activities
The panel is part of the activities aimed at analysing the phenomenon of radicalization and de-radicalization of religiously inspired terrorism, in which the University of Bari Aldo Moro is strongly engaged. These same activities are related to both the Master in “Prevention of the phenomenon of radicalization of terrorism and policies for inter-religious and inter-cultural integration”, which started a year ago at the Department of Law, and the first Italian Project devoted to de-radicalization, held in Bari through a collaboration between the said University and the local Prosecutor’s office.It is fundamental to address the following questions. What is the relationship between terrorism and religion? What are the best activities and the practice for preventing radicalization and monitoring the process of de-radicalization? What are the perspectives (in terms of security, the protection of fundamental rights, and State-religions) relationship for those matters?

Chair:
  • Laura Sabrina Martucci (Università di Bari)

Speakers:
  • Giuliano Foschini (La Repubblica) - Lo scenario attuale del jihadismo italiano
  • Stefano Dambruoso (Camera dei Deputati) - L’organizzazione delle cellule internazionali del terrorismo di matrice islamista
  • Vittorio Platì (Foro di Catanzaro) - Il terrorismo a chiamata individuale, i radicalizzati: le azioni di difensive
  • Simona Attollino (Università LUM Jean Monnet Casamassima) - Integrazione interreligiosa, radicalizzazione e luoghi di culto
  • Vera Valente (School fo Law / Università LUM Jean Monnet Casamassima) - Integrazione interculturale: la formazione dei leader religiosi

Language: English / Italian




Moderators
LS

Laura Sabrina Martucci

Università di Bari

Speakers
GF

Giuliano Foschini

La Repubblica
SD

Stefano Dambruoso

Camera dei Deputati
VP

Vittorio Platì

Foro di Catanzaro
SA

Simona Attolino

Università LUM Jean Monnet Casamassima
VV

Vera Valente

School of Law; Università LUM Jean Monnet Casamassima


Monday March 4, 2019 14:30 - 16:30 GMT
Sala degli Specchi - Palazzo Isolani Corte Isolani 5
  Panel

14:30 GMT

#4/262.3 – Spatial Issues in Religious Studies - Past and Present: Common life spaces within religious communities
Both in the past and in contemporary age, places for consecrated life interpret the specific charism of religious communities and strengthen their members’ identity. The shape of these places thus becomes an image of the particular religious life, as well as the recursion of paths the driving force of belonging. The spaces of religious communities can therefore be considered as privileged testimonial elements, both in relation to the past, as in the most recent buildings or adaptations.On the one hand this call for papers focuses on spaces that monastic and religious communities are leaving, in order to examine specific tools (management, regulatory and planning) which may allow to preserve their testimonial and identity aspect. On the other, in relation to new religious communities (urban and cenobitic ones) the present call for papers would like to investigate their spaces of life, to reveal new identities and the relationship with tradition.

Chair:
  • Luigi Bartolomei (Alma Mater-Università di Bologna)

Panelists:
  • Houda Ben Younes (National School of Architecture and Urban Planning of Tunis) - The World Heritage inscription of the synagogues of Jerba: A tool of encouraging a process of national appropriation linked to an international project
  • Johanna Bokedal (Lund University) - Jewish “Identity” as Self-Perception: Temple Symbolism in the Fifth-Century Synagogue at Sepphoris
  • Belén Cuenca Abellán (Universidad Pablo de Olavide Sevilla) - Cistercians and Almohads: a new conception of God in Mediterranean setting through religious Architecture
  • Dimitrios Cavouras (Independent Reseracher) - St. Catherine Monks and Jabaliya Bedouins: At the crossroad of dialogue
  • Naima Benkari (Sultan Qaboos University) - The community involvement in the construction and management of mosques in Japan


Language: English / Italian

Moderators
LB

Luigi Bartolomei

Alma Mater-Università di Bologna

Speakers
BC

Belén Cuenca Abellán

Universidad Pablo Olavide
HB

Houda Ben Younes

National School of Architecture and Urban Planning of Tunis
JB

Johanna Bokedal

Lund University
DC

Dimitrios Cavouras

Independent Reseracher
NB

Naima Benkari

Sultan Qaboos University


Monday March 4, 2019 14:30 - 16:30 GMT
Sala Lettura – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel

14:30 GMT

#4/287 – Diversifying Gender and Islam: Perspectives from Law, Culture and Politics
This panel aims to offer diversified treatments of both terms—that will go beyond the conventional accounts and interpretations and will consider new tendencies. We invite interested scholars to contribute to a wider understanding of Islam and gender in various contexts and disciplinary approaches such as but not limited to anthropology, sociology, theology, and law, under three sub headings:  Everyday, gender relations, and gender orders in Muslim societies (ex.“everyday” time and gender, gender equality and recent political changes in the Middle East); Islam and the intersections of gender and sexuality (ex. diversities observable in lives of women and men, marriage and family structure, divorce, Islamic masculinities and female empowerment);  and Gender and Islam in transnational perspectives (ex. transformations, continuities and discontinuities in cultural and political representations in transnational space, such as anti-veiling campaigns, Islamophobia and Islamophilia.

Chair:
  • Hande Birkalan-Gedik (Goethe-Universität)

Panelists:
  • Sara Hejazi (Fondazione Bruno Kessler) - Islamic Feminism and the Transformation of Iranian Society
  • Kerstin Wonisch (Eurac Research - Institute for Minority Rights) - Islamic Feminism and the Transformation of Iranian Society
  • Adelaide Madera (Università di Messina) - Marriage at the crossroads between religious and civil law: the new challenges of pluralism in western societes
  • Erdogan Gedik (Goethe-Universität) - Islam, Alltagszeit und Geschlecht und transnationale Migration
  • Marziyeh Bakhshizadeh (Ruhr-University Bochum) - Religion, emotions, self-agency and different interpretations of Islam
  • Hande Birkalan-Gedik (Goethe-Universität) - Why do we need “diversity” to understand gender and Islam?

Language: English / German

Moderators
HB

Hande Birkalan-Gedik

Goethe-Universität

Speakers
EG

Erdogan Gedik

Goethe-Universität
MB

Marziyeh Bakhshizadeh

Ruhr-University Bochum
SH

Sara Hejazi

Fondazione Bruno Kessler
AM

Adelaide Madera

Università di Messina
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Kerstin Wonisch

Researcher, EURAC Research; Institute for Minority Rights


Monday March 4, 2019 14:30 - 16:30 GMT
Sala Arancio – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel, Islam

14:30 GMT

#4/290 Pope Francis and Church Reform: Keywords Panel organized in partnership with Associazione Teologica Italiana (ATI)
Panel organized in partnership with Associazione Teologica Italiana (ATI)

The panel aims to focus on the reform of Church structures. Evangelii gaudium offered a transformative vision for the Church of today and into the future, but Catholic Church needs substantial organisational reforms.

Chair:
  • Serena Noceti (ISSR Toscana - Facoltà Teologica dell’Italia Centrale)

Panelists:
  • Roberto Repole (Facoltà Teologica dell’Italia Settentrionale, Torino) - Forma ecclesiae
  • Massimo Faggioli (Villanova University) - Synodality
  • Serena Noceti (ISSR Toscana - Facoltà Teologica dell’Italia Centrale) - Leadership

Language: Italian


Speakers
MF

Massimo Faggioli

Villanova University
RR

Roberto Repole

Facoltà Teologica dell’Italia Settentrionale
SN

Serena Noceti

ISSR Toscana - Facoltà Teologica dell’Italia Centrale

Sponsors
A

ATI

Associazione Teologica Italiana


Monday March 4, 2019 14:30 - 16:30 GMT
Sala Archivio – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel
  • Language Italian
  • Language Italian

14:30 GMT

#4/344.3 – Diverse Aspects of Inter-Religious Dialogue Christianity and Islam - Part 2
This panel’s objective is to include different research projects and debates which converge into the flourishing field of inter-religious dialogue (hereafter, IRD). In the first session, entitled “Christianity and Islam, part I”, while, on the one hand, some speakers will try to analyse and shed new light on the IRD of Pope Francis in crucial geopolitical areas, on the other hand, key questions will be addressed on Islam as a universal religion and on its peaceful or violent spread. Finally, the perception of the religious otherness will be explored through the language and symbolism of films.
In the second session, entitled “Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism”, the discourse will move far East for a while through the explorations of the struggle of Dual-Religious Belonging and of post- modern perspectives on post-Christianity and secular Buddhism. Then, there will be an examination of the Catholic Church response to WWII massacres in Poland and Ukraine as well as an assessment of theories of conversion from Islam to Christianity.
In the third session, entitled “Christianity and Islam, part II”, IRD will be investigated from the perspective of Syrian refugees as well as through the lenses of public diplomacy. Finally, before asking important questions hinged on gender roles and digital youth voices, IRD will assume the connotations of Inter-Faith Dialogue in the specific case of Uchimura Kanzō.

Co-Chair:
  • Mario I. Aguilar (CSRP, University of St. Andrews)
  • Porsiana Beatrice (CSRP, University of St. Andrews)

Panelists:
  • Marjorie Gourlay (CSRP, University of St. Andrews) - Syrian Refugees in North East Scotland: A New Model for Inter-religious Dialogue
  • James Morris (CEGLOC, University of Tsukuba / CSRP, University of St. Andrews) - Approaches to Interfaith Dialogue in the Work of Uchimura Kanzō
  • Míriam Díez Bosch (Blanquerna Observatory) - Religious Digital Youth Voices: Technology and spirituality among Youth in Diaspora. Study Case in Raval, Barcelona
  • Josep Lluís Micó (Blanquerna Observatory) - Religious Digital Youth Voices: Technology and spirituality among Youth in Diaspora. Study Case in Raval, Barcelona
  • Alba Sabaté Gauxachs (Blanquerna Observatory) - Religious Digital Youth Voices: Technology and spirituality among Youth in Diaspora. Study Case in Raval, Barcelona
  • Peter Admirand (Dublin City University) - Following the Breadcrumbs: Jesus as Superfluous to Salvation? A Catholic Search

Language: English


Moderators
P

P.B.

CSRP, University of St. Andrews
MI

Mario I. Aguilar

CSRP, University of St. Andrews

Speakers
PA

Peter Admirand

Dublin City University
MD

Míriam Díez Bosch

Blanquerna Observatory
JL

Josep Lluís Micó

Blanquerna Observatory
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Alba Sabaté Gauxachs

Universitat Ramon Llull / Observatori Blanquerna de Comunicació, Religió i Cultura
MG

Marjorie Gourlay

CSRP, University of St. Andrews
JM

James Morris

University of Tsukuba


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

14:30 GMT

#4/355.1 – Understanding Prophecy in Early Judaism and Christianity
This panel focuses on perceptions and conceptions of prophecy in Early Judaism and Christianity. Since the earliest strata of its history, the phenomenon of prophecy has played a key role in the formation of Israelite society and identity. In the post-exilic period and in the context of the formation of Early Judaism, the phenomenon continued to play a foundational role, but also acquired new hues and nuances, serving also to designate a particular kind of literature. It is primarily as a type of literature that prophecy became instrumental in the formation of Christianity, which appropriated texts and traditions and incorporated original hermeneutical elements that were foundational in the construction of Christian theology and identity. The papers in this session seek to offer fresh insights on views of prophecy (whether as a social and religious phenomenon or as a literary genre) and of prophets (whether as individuals or as a corpus of sacred texts).

Chair:
Anna Mambelli (Fscire)

Panelists:
  • Rodrigo de Sousa (Faculté Jean Calvin, Aix-en-Provence) – The Semiotics of Culture and the Reading of Prophecy in Antiquity
  • Luke Neubert (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) – Theological Implications of Paul’s Use of Isaiah in Romans 11

Language: English

Moderators
AM

Anna Mambelli

FSCIRE / University of Strasbourg
Anna Mambelli was born in Cesena (Italy) in 1991.She studied Humanities at Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna (2013) and took her Master's degree in Philology, Literature and Classical Tradition (2016), tutored by the Professors Renzo Tosi and Antonio Cacciari, with a thesis... Read More →

Speakers
RD

Rodrigo de Sousa

Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament, Faculté Jean Calvin, Aix-en-Provence
LN

Luke Neubert

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München


  Panel, Judaism
  • Language English
  • Language English

14:30 GMT

#4/357 - (Re)Discovering Religious Identity after the Age of Atheism. Networks vs Official Preaching of Churches and Communities in Post-communist Societies
The approach to the religious identity attribution and interpreting has always been a challenge for researchers (Taylor 1989; Kloch 2011; Campbell 2013). Many of them agree that formal belonging to a particular religion does not guarantee the same religious identity. In modern post-communist societiesthis problem becomes even more complicated. After a long time of atheism as state policy in the USSR, spontaneous internet based communication focused on faith became one of the mail tool for seeking, discovering and rediscovering personal religious identity. Hundreds of blogs, forums, teleconferences, discussion groups in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and other countries have been overloaded with personal faith self-expression with arguments pro et contra and this process is still vibrant - despite and alongside with ‘official’ religious preaching which in many cases is less convincing than informal internet chat. Therefore ‘mass self-communication’ (Castells 2007) is becoming more and more promising subject for religious identity research. Critical approach to ‘mass self-expression’ will advance the understanding of how religious identity is being comprehended and articulated.The proposed panel will focus on the analysis of different characteristics of religiosity in the internet communication texts and the comparison of ‘popular’ religiosity with the official doctrines.

Chair:
  • Marianna Napolitano (Fscire)

Panelists:
  • Svetlana Ryazanova (Perm Federal Research Center, Ural division of Russia Academy of Sciences) - Why Russians choos Orthodox Christianity: Religious Identity factors in Post-Soviet Society
  • Maria Anikina (Lomonosov Moscow State University) - “I love God and I hate Church”: Religious Attitudes of Russian Internet Users
  • Victor Khroul (Lomonosov Moscow State University) - Religious Institutions and Media Professionals in Russian Public Sphere: Towards a Synergetic Normative Model
  • Michail Suslov (University of Copenhagen) - Strategies of Self-Positioning in the Russian-language Orthodox Blogosphere

Discussant:
Davor Dzalto (The American University of Rome)

Language: English


Moderators
Speakers
MS

Michail Suslov

University of Copenaghen
DD

Davor Dzalto

American University of Rome
SR

Svetlana Ryazanova

Perm Federal Research Center, Ural division of Russia Academy of Sciences
MA

Maria Anikina

Lomonosov Moscow State University
VK

Victor Khroul

Lomonosov Moscow State University


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

14:30 GMT

#4/373.1 – Dissemination panel for European Funded Projects
Chair:
  • Francesca Cadeddu (Fscire)

Panelists:
  • Patrick Pasture - RETOPEA - Religious Toleration and Peace
  • Francis Messner (Université de Strasbourg) - Interreligio
  • Effie Fokas - GRASSROOTSMOBILISE

Language: English


Moderators
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Francesca Cadeddu

Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose
Nata a Iglesias nel 1985, ha studiato presso la facoltà di Scienze Politiche dell’Università degli Studi di Bologna. Nel 2008 si è laureata in Relazioni Internazionali con una tesi di Lingua Inglese e Storia degli Stati Uniti d’America dal titolo “La religione civile negli... Read More →

Speakers
FM

Francis Messner

Université de Strasbourg
EF

Effie Fokas

GRASSROOTSMOBILISE


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

14:30 GMT

#4/408.3 - Love and Truth in Religion. An Inter-faith exploration of Aristotelian and Platonic Traditions
Organised by the Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture as part of the Love in Religion Project

Chair:
  • Peter Petkoff (Brunel Law School / Regent’s Park College)

Panelists:
  • Amber L. Griffioen (University of Konstanz) - Love, Passivity, and Neoplatonic Metaphysics: The Problems (and Promise) of a ‘Mystical Ethics’
  • Smilen Markov (Regent’s Park College) - Transfiguring Love in Byzantine Tradition: Maximus the Confessor and 14th-century Hesychasm
  • Rebecca White  (Regent’s Park College) - Transfiguring Love in Byzantine Tradition: Maximus the Confessor and 14th-century Hesychasm
  • Mario Ricca (Università di Parma) - Signs across Races - Al-Jahiz’s cosmo-semiosis and his trans-racial mapping of the “human”

Language: English

Speakers
RW

Rebecca White

Regent's Park College
PP

Peter Petkoff

Regent’s Park College, Oxford ; Brunel University London
MR

Mario Ricca

Università di Parma
AL

Amber L. Griffioen

University of Konstanz
SM

Smilen Markov

Regent’s Park College

Sponsors

  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

14:30 GMT

#4/434 - Human dignity and human rights. What relationship?
Panel organized by International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ICLARS)

The “Punta del Este Declaration on Human Dignity for Everyone Everywhere” was adopted on December 4, 2018, shortly before the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), by a group of scholars, government leaders, and international organizations representatives from around the world. It aims at developing a common language on human dignity and helping to further the original intentions of the drafters of the UDHR in ensuring human rights protection for everyone everywhere. After a short presentation of the declaration aim and content, the discussion will focus on the following topics:
- Can the idea of human dignity for everyone everywhere help with the implementation of human rights, through progressive measures?
- Can it enable the vision of human rights to become a common standard of achievement for all people and nations?
- Can the idea of human dignity help reconcile competing human rights claims, and resolve tensions with other important national and social interests?
- Can the idea of human dignity provide insight into the nature of dignitary harms and identity politics in the midst of the conscience wars?

Chair:
  • Silvio Ferrari (Università Milano)

Panelists:
  • Ján Figel’ (Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief Outside the European Union)
  • Ana Maria Celis (ICLARS)
  • Mark Hill (ICLARS)
  • Brett Scharffs (International Center for Law and Religion Studies , Brigham Young University Law School)
  • Rik Torfs (KU Leuven)

Language: English

Moderators
SF

Silvio Ferrari

Università Milano

Speakers
AM

Ana Maria Celis

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
JF

Ján Figel

Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief Outside the European Union
MH

Mark Hill

International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies
BS

Brett Scharffs

International Center for Law and Religion Studies , Brigham Young University Law School
RT

Rik Torfs

KU Leuven

Sponsors
I

ICLARS

International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies


  Panel

14:30 GMT

#4/435.3 - Religions and Populism
Panel organized by Centro Studi Confronti

Chair:
  • Luciano Kovac (Study Center Confronti)

Panelists:
  • Debora Spini (Study Center Confronti / Syracuse University / New York University)
  • Manuel Anselmi (Unitelma Sapienza)
  • Michele Sorice (LUISS Guido Carli - Rome)
  • Neera Chandhoke (University of Delhi)

Language: English


Moderators
LK

Luciano Kovac

Study Center Confronti

Speakers
DS

Debora Spini

Study Center Confronti; Syracuse University-Florence
MA

Manuel Anselmi

Università di Roma-Sapienza
MS

Michele Sorice

LUISS Guido Carli - Rome
NC

Neera Chandhoke

University of Delhi


  Panel, Confronti
  • Language English
  • Language English

15:45 GMT

#4/380 – Religious Freedom, LGBT Rights, and the Prospects for Common Ground Part of The Oxford Journal of Law and Religion Program
The rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons (LGBT) are strongly contested by certain faith communities, and this confrontation has become increasingly pronounced following the adjudication of a number of legal cases. As the strident arguments of both sides enter a heated political arena, it brings forward the deeply contested question of whether there is any possibility of both communities’ contested positions being reconciled under the same law. This volume assembles impactful voices from the faith, LGBT advocacy, legal, and academic communities - from the Human Rights Campaign and ACLU to the National Association of Evangelicals and Catholic and LDS churches. The contributors offer a 360-degree view of culture-war conflicts around faith and sexuality - from Obergefell to Masterpiece Cakeshop - and explore whether communities with such profound differences in belief are able to reach mutually acceptable solutions in order to both live with integrity.

Discussants:
  • Shaakirrah Sanders (University of Idaho)
  • Robin Fretwell Wilson (University of Illinois)
  • Federica Giardini (Università di Padova)

Respondent:
  • Robin Fretwell Wilson (University of Illinois)

Language: English


Moderators
RF

Robin Fretwell Wilson

University of Illinois

Speakers
SS

Shaakirrah Sanders

University of Idaho
FG

Federica Giardini

Università di Padova


Monday March 4, 2019 15:45 - 16:45 GMT
Piano Terra, 116 – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Author Meets Critique
  • Language English
  • Language English

15:45 GMT

#4/377 – Religious Education and Religious Literacy
This panel is internally divided into two sessions:
From 15:45 to 17:15 - The first part wll see the presentations from the five speakers and a short Q&A session
From 17:15 to 18:15 - The second part will be dedicated to the presentation of Dr. De Iudicibus’ Book.

Chair:
  • Kerstin von Brömssen (University West)

Panelists:
  • Silvia Guetta (Università di Firenze) - Religiousness and spirituality in the Jewish educative experience
  • Kerstin von Brömssen (University West) - Religious literacy in the Curriculum in Compulsory Education in Austria, Scotland and Sweden – a Three-Country Policy Comparison
  • Silvia De Iudicibus (IC Franchi Brescia-Lumezzane) - La comunicazione multimediale per l’insegnamento della religione cattolica nella scuola primaria

Language: English / Italian

Speakers
SG

Silvia Guetta

Università di Firenze
SD

Silvia De Iudicibus

IC Franchi Brescia-Lumezzane
KV

Kerstin von Brömssen

University West


  Panel

16:45 GMT

#4/162 – Marialuisa Lucia Sergio, Alcide De Gasperi, Diario 1930-1943, Il Mulino, 2018
De Gasperi, former Popular Party deputy, persecuted and imprisoned by the Fascist regime, without a permanent job, in 1929 was hired as a librarian in the Vatican Apostolic Library. There, in a sort of internal exile, he spent the years of the Fascist dictatorship, during which he kept in his secret notebook the diary that sees the light today. It deals with reflections and notes on the relations between the Church and the Fascist State, the situation of Catholics in Italy and in Nazi Germany, later on the dawn of Christian Democracy. These pages are very relevant for their historical and documental value, which shed light on the intellectual path of De Gasperi but also on the evolution of Catholic politics during the pontificate of Pius XI and Pius XII.

Discussants:
  • Alberto Melloni (Unimore / Fscire)
  • Lucia Ceci (Università di Roma-Tor Vergata)
  • Bernard Ardura (Pontificio Comitato di Scienze Storiche)

Respondent:
  • Marialuisa Lucia Sergio (Università di Roma Tre)

Language: English / Italian


Moderators
ML

Marialuisa Lucia Sergio

Università di Roma Tre

Speakers
BA

Bernard Ardura

Pontificio Comitato di Scienze Storiche
AM

Alberto Melloni

Unimore / Fscire
LC

Lucia Ceci

Università di Roma-Tor Vergata


Monday March 4, 2019 16:45 - 17:45 GMT
Piano Terra, 116 – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Author Meets Critique

16:45 GMT

#4/381 – The Contested Place of Religion in Family Law part of the Oxford Journal of Law and Religion program
Like many beliefs, religious views matter across an individual’s life and the life cycle of a family - from birth to marriage, through child-rearing, and, eventually, death. This volume examines clashes over religious liberty within the personal realm of the family. Against swirling religious beliefs, secular values, and legal regulation, this volume offers a forward-looking examination of tensions between religious freedom and the state’s protective function. Contributors unpack some of the Court’s recent decisions and explain how they set the stage for ongoing disputes. They evaluate religious claims around birth control, circumcision, modesty, religious education, marriage, polygamy, shared parenting, corporal punishment, faith healing, divorce, and the end of life. Authors span legislators, attorneys, academics, journalists, ministers, physicians, child advocates, and representatives of minority faiths. The Contested Place of Religion in Family Law begins an overdue conversation on questions dividing the nation.

Discussants:
Shaakrirah Sanders (University of Idaho)
Rob Kar (University of Illinois)
Robin Fretwell Wilson (University of Illinois)
Federica Giardini (Università di Padova)
Amal Yousef Omar Alqawasmi (Università di Milano  Bicocca)

Respondent:
Robin Fretwell Wilson (University of Illinois)

Language: English

Moderators
RF

Robin Fretwell Wilson

University of Illinois

Speakers
AY

Amal Yousef Omar Alqawasmi

Università di Milano Bicocca
FG

Federica Giardini

Università di Padova
RK

Rob Kar

University of Illinois
SS

Shaakirrah Sanders

University of Idaho


  Author Meets Critique
  • Language English
  • Language English

16:45 GMT

#4/411 – Religion and Law
Chair:
  • Frank S. Ravitch (Michigan State University College of Law) 

Panelists:
  • Sohail Wahedi (Erasmus School of Law) - Religious Freedom: An Oxymoron for Abstraction from the Religious Dimension?
  • Frank S. Ravitch (Michigan State University College of Law) - Law, Religion, and Authoritarianism
  •  Burkhard Berkmann (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) - What is Internal Law of Religions? – An Approach Based on Wittgenstein’s Family Resemblance 

Language: English

Speakers
SW

Sohail Wahedi

Erasmus School of Law
BB

Burkhard Berkmann

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
FS

Frank S. Ravitch

Michigan State University College of Law


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

16:45 GMT

#4/009.2 – Modern Philosophy of Religion: Topics - Methods - Concepts Conference organised by The European Society for Philosophy of Religion (ESPR)
Philosophy of Religion is one of the major European ways to reflect on the meaning of religion in general, but as well to discuss philosophically all the questions of life, which are part of religions. This panel is organised by the European Society for Philosophy of Religion (ESPR) and wants to bring together people from different backgrounds to give space for a joint reflection on topics, methods and concepts of today’s Philosophy of Religion.

Chair:
  • Hans-Peter Grosshans(WWU Münster)

Panelists:
  • Svetlana Konacheva (Russian State University for the Humanities) - Thinking of God in phenomenological hermeneutics: from formal indication to micro-eschatological reduction
  • Heikki J. Koskinen (Centre of Excellence on Reason and Religious Recognition - Academy of Finland) - Philosophy of Religion and Contemporary Recognition Theory: Some New Directions
  • Hans-Peter Grosshans (WWU Münster) - Realism in Philosophy of Religion and in Theology

Language: English / German

Speakers
SK

Svetlana Konacheva

Russian State University for the Humanities
HJ

Heikki J. Koskinen

Centre of Excellence on Reason and Religious Recognition - Academy of Finland

Sponsors
E

ESPR

The European Society for Philosophy of Religion


  Panel

16:45 GMT

#4/013.2 – Lay People in Contemporary Orthodox Christianity: Identity, Vocation, Challenges
The panel focuses on a largely neglected topic in Orthodox Christianity: the role and mission of the laity in the Church and society. To this purpose, the panel critically reflects on (i) the identity of the laity in light of Orthodox Tradition and contemporary ecclesial developments; (ii) laity’s role, responsibility, and contribution to the Orthodox Church’s spiritual and social mission in a pluri-religious, multi-cultural, and globalized society; (iii) the many challenges (ex.: clericalism, fundamentalism, etc.) faced by lay people in Orthodox Christianity today; (iv) the development and implementation of an ecumenically-oriented theology of laity in Orthodoxy.

Chair:
  • Viorel Coman (KU Leuven)

Panelists:
  • Elena Narinskaya (University of Cambridge) – Women’s Ministries Initiative: A Case Study of Lay Women’s Initiative in the Orthodox Church Today
  • Vera Pozzi (HSE, Moscow)– “Contemporary Christian Humanism” as an Alternative Path in Late-Soviet and Early Post-Soviet Culture
  • Ekaterina Grishaeva (Ural Federal University) – Orthodox Community in Russia: Identities, Values and Attitudes towards Secular Others
  • Mihai Grobnicu (University of Bucharest)– Lay People Learn to Behave Socially during Divine Liturgy
  • Katerina Karkala (Orthodox Academy of Crete) – Lay People’s Identity and Challenges in Contemporary Orthodox Christianity

Language: English


Moderators
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Viorel Coman

KU Leuven

Speakers
EN

Elena Narinskaya

University of Cambridge
VP

Vera Pozzi

HSE, Moscow
M

Mihai-Iulian

University of Bucharest
KK

Katerina Karkala

Orthodox Academy of Crete
EG

Ekaterina Grishaeva

Ural Federal University


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

16:45 GMT

#4/057 – Proselytism or/and mission
The conception of this term originates from the greek word proselitos (Προσήλυτος), in the course of translating the Bible from Hebrew to Greek. It means the set of the forms regarding the conversion of others, the active efforts to win the adherents into the concrete religion, sharing the truth of the salvation. The use of the “unworthy motivation” has created the negative connotation of this term and the appeals to give it up for the interconfessional dialogue. Today, the term Proselytism has been replaced by the term Evangelization; in 1975, Vatican has published the real systematical program of the modern evangelization, ”Evangelii nuntiandi”. The New WCC Affirmation on Mission and Evangelism “Together Towards Life: Mission and Evangelism in Changing Landscapes” (2012) does confirm the need of a new conversion (metanoia) in mission. The main difference by analyzing Proselytism and Mission lies in the comprehensive philosophical view part-to-whole.

Chair:
  • Marianna Napolitano (Fscire)

Panelists:
  • Elena Miroshnikova (Pushkin Leningrad State University) - Proselytism and/or Mission: Perspectives of Law and Religion
  • Olga Kazmina (Lomonosov Moscow State University) - The issue of missionary and proselytism in the social work of faith-based organizations among refugees
  • Jaime Bonet Navarro (University of Valencia) - Religious proselytism in Spain: regulation and challenges
  • Szabolcs Nagypál (Eötvös Loránd University) - Proselytism and Mission in the Context of Interreligious Dialogue: Making False Witnesses

Discussant:
  • Mikhail Smirnov (Pushkin Leningrad State University)

Language: English / Russian


Moderators
Speakers
SN

Szabolcs Nagypál

Eötvös Loránd University
JB

Jaime Bonet Navarro

Universitat de València
EM

Elena Miroshnikova

Pushkin Leningrad State University
OK

Olga Kazmina

Lomonosov Moscow State University
MS

Mikhail Smirnov

Pushkin Leningrad State University


  Panel

16:45 GMT

#4/066.2 - Uses and Abuses of Religion in Populist Europe
With the rise of political populism across Europe, there is an increased interest in religion. In this panel, scholars from an array of disciplines meet to ponder the challenges of populist and xenophobic investment in biblical narratives and motifs in recent years. Examples range from the apocalyptic rhetoric employed by far-right movements to (seemingly) more innocent references to Christian symbols as identity markers by established parties. The aim of the panel is twofold. On the one hand, it wishes to enhance the critical analysis of political and ideological abuses of religion across Europe today; on the other hand, it explores the potential of the biblical legacy to offer counter-narratives to the scaremongering and scapegoating tendencies of much political rhetoric in present debates. More specifically, the members of the panel try to chart the contours of a public theology that can respond critically and creatively to the contemporary political landscape.

Chair:
  • Jayne Svenungsson (Lund University)

Panelists:
  • Jayne Svenungsson (Lund University) - Christianity, Crisis and Democratic Participation in Contemporary Europe
  • Ulrich Schmiedel (University of Edinburgh) - The Populist Predicament: Public Theologies for the Post-Migrant Context
  • Susanne Wigorts Yngvesson (Stockholm School of Theology) - Religious Ethics as Counter-Surveillance. How the “secular” people of Sweden responded towards the terrorist attack 2017
  • Petra Carlsson (Stockholm School of Theology) - Living-with after Eden: Haraway, Popova and Radical Material Theology
  • Alana Vincent (University of Chester) - Unto thy seed I have given this land”: Sovereignty and the (dis)placement of the Other

Language: English

Speakers
PC

Petra Carlsson

Stockholm School of Theology
US

Ulrich Schmiedel

University of Edinburgh
AV

Alana Vincent

University of Chester
avatar for Susanne Wigorts Yngvesson

Susanne Wigorts Yngvesson

Stockholm School of Theology
JS

Jayne Svenungsson

Lund University


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

16:45 GMT

#4/114 – Les programmes d’enseignement universitaire de l’interreligieux The panel is proposed on behalf of the research group Inter-Religio, coordinated by the Professor Francis Messner, Université de Strasbourg/DRES
The panel is proposed on behalf of the research group Inter-Religio, coordinated by the Professor Francis Messner, Université de Strasbourg/DRES

L’objectif du panel sur les programmes d’enseignement universitaire de l’interreligieux est de réfléchir sur le contenu et la cohérence d’ensemble de cette sous discipline émergente résolument interdisciplinaire. Tout en prenant en compte le rôle des sciences humaines et sociales et du droit, il conviendra cependant d’insister, dans le contexte actuel, sur la nécessité de mobiliser de manière prioritaire certains aspects des disciplines théologiques chrétienne, juive et musulmane.

Chair:
  • Francis Messner (Université de Strasbourg)

Panelists:
  • Francis Messner (Université de Strasbourg) - Eléments de réflexion sur l’interreligieux en tant que discipline d’enseignement
  • Moussa Abou Ramadan (Université de Strasbourg) - L’enseignement de l’interreligieux entre une méta-religion et un dogmatisme religieux: L’exemple de l’islam
  • Kyong Kon Kim (Université de Strasbourg) - L’enseignement universitaire de l’interreligieux : Le cas des cours bouddhologiques à l’Université de Strasbourg
  • Beate Bengard (Université de Bâle) - The joint-master in “Interreligious Studies” of the project INTER-RELIGIO
  • Sophie-Hélène Trigeaud (Université de Strasbourg) - L’éducation à l’interreligieux à l’université publique en France: analyse des politiques publiques en perspectives internationales

Language: English / French


Speakers
ST

Sophie-Hélène Trigeaud

Université de Strasbourg
MA

Moussa Abou Ramadan

Université de Strasbourg
KK

Kyong Kon Kim

Université de Strasbourg
BB

Beate Bengard

Université de Bâle
FM

Francis Messner

Université de Strasbourg

Sponsors

  Panel

16:45 GMT

#4/146.2 – Urban Religion in Historical Perspective
The role of religion in creating spatial, temporal and social order in cities has been an important topic in research from ceremonial centres and cities of Meso- and South America to Near Eastern and ancient Mediterranean, but also Chinese, Indian and medieval European cities. A growing number of inhabitants and the increased density of interaction seem to have prompted (and enabled) processes of institutionalisation and the formulation of norms. Papers in this panel, however, suppose that any modelling that is limiting religion to a tool of government and administration on the one side and marginal groups on the other is mistaken. For the individual actor urban settlements present an enormously complex environment of constraints and affordances. Previous sacralisations and contemporary religious practices are part of that. It is the interplay of such acting and aspiring within urban space and as creating urban space that will be addressed.

Co-Chair:
  • Joerg Ruepke (Max-Weber-Kolleg, Universität Erfurt)
  • Cristiana Facchini (Alma Mater-Università di Bologna)

Panelists:
  • Joerg Ruepke (Max-Weber-Kolleg, Universität Erfurt) - Religion and urban space
  • Cristiana Facchini (Alma Mater-Università di Bologna) - The city and the sea: Remarks on religious diversity, port cities, and the sea
  • Emiliano Urciuoli (Max-Weber-Kolleg, Universität Erfurt) - Citifying Jesus in Imperial Rome (2nd-5th CE)
  • Margret Helen Freeman (University of Copenhagen) - “A saintly place for the education of scholars:” The Changing Face of Islamic Identity & Architecture in Mamluk Cairo
  • Vincenzo Lavenia (Alma Mater-Università di Bologna) - Religion(s) in the port city of the Popes: Ancona in the early modern age
  • Nimrod Luz (Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee) - Lived Religion as Urban Citizenship: A View from Acre
  • Carmen González Guttiérez (Universidad de Córdoba) - Islam encounters Late Antiquity: Urban religious spaces in al-Andalus in the Early Middle Ages
  • Miriam Benfatto (Alma Mater-Università di Bologna) - Shaping the sacred and the profane: The Council of Trent on cityscape and sacred spaces
  • Swaminathan Ramanathan (Uppsala Universiteit) - Islands of Faith: Dargahs and Secularisation of Everyday Work and Leisure in Mumbai

Language: English


Moderators
CF

Cristiana Facchini

Alma Mater-Università di Bologna

Speakers
MB

Miriam Benfatto

Alma Mater-Università di Bologna
MH

Margret Helen Freeman

University of Copenhagen
CG

Carmen González Guttiérez

Universidad de Córdoba
VL

Vincenzo Lavenia

Alma Mater-Università di Bologna
NL

Nimrod Luz

Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee
SR

Swaminathan Ramanathan

Uppsala Universiteit
JR

Joerg Ruepke

Max-Weber-Kolleg, Universität Erfurt
EU

Emiliano Urciuoli

Max-Weber-Kolleg, Universität Erfurt


  Panel

16:45 GMT

#4/157.3 – Phenomenology between Reality and Perception. How has the “theological turn” contributed to the conversation between phenomenology and theology?
Phenomenology has experienced a revival and renewal in recent decades since the time when Dominique Janicaud (1991) polemically complained about the “theological turn” in French phenomenology. It is time to examine the implications of this turn for phenomenology in general, and for (re-)thinking theology and the conditions for religious experience – but also discuss the continuous relevance of Janicaud’s critique. The panel invites contributions on recent developments in phenomenology: How has phenomenology changed by transgressing the limit of immediate appearances? What are the consequences for the field of religion and theology? How could we reflect on onto-theology today? The panel will also discuss how religious phenomena are perceived and analysed, such as revelation, sacrament, incarnation, transcendence, love, body, and sacrifice.

Chair:
  • Marcus Held (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)

Panelists:
  • Jack Williams (University of Edinburgh) - Expressive Conversion: Towards a Philosophical Reconceptualisation of the Constructive Role of Expression in Religious Conversion
  • Viktor Toth (Fuller Theological Seminary) - Scientific Approach to “Sudden Conversion”
  • Diana Dimitrova (University of Montreal) - Devotional bodies and embodied devotion in the Radhsoami tradition
  • Discussion

Language: English

Moderators
MH

Marcus Held

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Speakers
DD

Diana Dimitrova

University of Montreal
VT

Viktor Toth

Fuller Theological Seminary
JW

Jack Williams

University of Edinburgh


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

16:45 GMT

#4/182.2 – Science and Theology: Relationship and Contexts
Both religion and science have been means to improve the lives of human beings and to answer their questions about the human life and the surrounding world. There have been common aspects as well of opposite aspects between these two approaches. They have also had mutual influence on each other. The aim of the panel is to investigate the main features of harmony or conflict between S&R and to survey their reciprocal influence. Its main focus is the analysis of features of the debate both in the East and in West.Mohammed Bagheri (Iran, member of the scientific board of the Institute for the History of Science at the University of Tehran and professor of History of Mathematics and Astronomy) will chair and introduce the panel presenting a paper on the relationship between astronomy and theology.

Panelists:
  • Romano Gatto (Università della Basilicata) - Science and Religion. The Dualism Mathematical Model–Real (Physical) Model Down The Modern Age
• Sybille Clara Fritsch-Oppermann (TU Clausthal) - Science and Religion between Dualism and Non-Dualism

Presiding:
• Giuseppina Ferriello  (Fscire)
• Alba Fedeli (Hamburg Universität / Fscire)



Speakers
RG

Romano Gatto

Università della Basilicata
AF

Alba Fedeli

Hamburg Universität / Fscire)


Monday March 4, 2019 16:45 - 18:45 GMT
Teatro San Leonardo Via S. Vitale, 63, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel, Islam
  • Language English
  • Language English

16:45 GMT

#4/262.4 – Spatial Issues in Religious Studies - Past and Present: Common life spaces within religious communities
Both in the past and in contemporary age, places for consecrated life interpret the specific charism of religious communities and strengthen their members’ identity. The shape of these places thus becomes an image of the particular religious life, as well as the recursion of paths the driving force of belonging. The spaces of religious communities can therefore be considered as privileged testimonial elements, both in relation to the past, as in the most recent buildings or adaptations.On the one hand this call for papers focuses on spaces that monastic and religious communities are leaving, in order to examine specific tools (management, regulatory and planning) which may allow to preserve their testimonial and identity aspect. On the other, in relation to new religious communities (urban and cenobitic ones) the present call for papers would like to investigate their spaces of life, to reveal new identities and the relationship with tradition.

Chair:
  • Luigi Bartolomei (Alma Mater-Università di Bologna)

Panelists:
  • Jonas Danckers (CRKC – PARCUM) - From meaning to the future: spaces of religious communities in Flanders (Belgium)
  • Julie Aerts (CRKC – PARCUM) - From meaning to the future: spaces of religious communities in Flanders (Belgium)
  • Dimitri Stevens (CRKC – PARCUM) - From meaning to the future: spaces of religious communities in Flanders (Belgium)
  • Jan Klinckaert (CRKC – PARCUM) - From meaning to the future: spaces of religious communities in Flanders (Belgium)
  • Olimpia Niglio (Pontificia Facoltà Teologica Marianum)
  • Andrea Longhi (Politecnico di Torino)

Language: English / Italian


Moderators
LB

Luigi Bartolomei

Alma Mater-Università di Bologna

Speakers
JD

Jonas Danckers

CRKC – PARCUM
JA

Julie Aerts

CRKC – PARCUM
DS

Dimitri Stevens

CRKC – PARCUM
JK

Jan Klinckaert

CRKC – PARCUM
AL

Andrea Longhi

Politecnico di Torino
ON

Olimpia Niglio

Pontificia Facoltà Teologica Marianum


Monday March 4, 2019 16:45 - 18:45 GMT
Sala Lettura – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel

16:45 GMT

#4/355.2 – Understanding Prophecy in Early Judaism and Christianity
This panel focuses on perceptions and conceptions of prophecy in Early Judaism and Christianity. Since the earliest strata of its history, the phenomenon of prophecy has played a key role in the formation of Israelite society and identity. In the post-exilic period and in the context of the formation of Early Judaism, the phenomenon continued to play a foundational role, but also acquired new hues and nuances, serving also to designate a particular kind of literature. It is primarily as a type of literature that prophecy became instrumental in the formation of Christianity, which appropriated texts and traditions and incorporated original hermeneutical elements that were foundational in the construction of Christian theology and identity. The papers in this session seek to offer fresh insights on views of prophecy (whether as a social and religious phenomenon or as a literary genre) and of prophets (whether as individuals or as a corpus of sacred texts).

Chair:
  • Anna Mambelli (Fscire)

Panelists:
  • Maria Dell’Isola (Associazione Amici della Peterson - Università di Torino) – “Fasts will merit from God the recognition of mysteries” (Tert. ieiun. 7,6): On the Relationship Between Fasting and Prophecy in Early Christianity
  • Valentina Marchetto (Fscire) – “I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name” (Jer 20:9). Prophecy and Teaching in Origen’s Work
  • Tommaso Interi (Università degli Studi di Torino) – Prophecy and History in Eusebius’ Commentary on the Psalms

Language: English


Moderators
AM

Anna Mambelli

FSCIRE / University of Strasbourg
Anna Mambelli was born in Cesena (Italy) in 1991.She studied Humanities at Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna (2013) and took her Master's degree in Philology, Literature and Classical Tradition (2016), tutored by the Professors Renzo Tosi and Antonio Cacciari, with a thesis... Read More →

Speakers
MD

Maria Dell’Isola

Associazione Amici della Peterson; Università di Torino
VM

Valentina Marchetto

PhD fellow, Fscire
TI

Tommaso Interi

Università di Torino


  Panel, Judaism
  • Language English
  • Language English

16:45 GMT

#4/373.2 – Dissemination panel for European Funded Projects
Chair:
  • Francesca Cadeddu (Fscire)

Panelists:
  • Pascale Mompoint-Gaillard - Cultural Diversity Manual
  • Karla Boersma - REIRES
  • Miriam Trolese - ASITI

Language: English

Moderators
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Francesca Cadeddu

Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose
Nata a Iglesias nel 1985, ha studiato presso la facoltà di Scienze Politiche dell’Università degli Studi di Bologna. Nel 2008 si è laureata in Relazioni Internazionali con una tesi di Lingua Inglese e Storia degli Stati Uniti d’America dal titolo “La religione civile negli... Read More →

Speakers
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Miriam Trolese

President, ASITI
I'm trainer and President of Creativi108 organization. I work with Learning Design approach and non formal education methods.I can talk about innovative methodologies for youth engagement against terrorism and religious extremism.


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

16:45 GMT

#4/435.4 - Religions in a Post-Truth Age
Panel organized by Centro Studi Confronti

Chair:
  • Rocco Sacconaghi (De Paul University of Chicago)
Panelists:
  • John Milbank (Unviersity of Nottingham)
  • Christoph Schmidt (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Language: English

Speakers
RS

Rocco Sacconaghi

De Paul University of Chicago
JM

John Milbank

University of Nottingham
CS

Christoph Schmidt

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

18:15 GMT

#4/027 – A Sud del Sud (2014) A film by di Salvatore Metastasio (Italy, 100 min.)
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHOMd0UHnCM

History of two Italians in the south Patagonia: one looking for the tracks of the missionaries of don Bosco and the other looking for the locations of a film about Charles Darwin and the indigenous.
1. Historical and chronological Relevance: it makes known an event of historical importance unknown, viz. the centenary of the cross of Cape Froward;
2. Historical and cultural Relevance: it makes one reflect on the extinction of entire indigenous populations which, after surviving for 10,000 years, disappeared within a few decades following contact with European civilization;
3. Relevance for the Church: in bringing together the two main actors it opens a dialogue between science and faith;
4. Educative and religious Relevance: it invites a reflection on the biblical, theological and spiritual significance of that cross planted at the end of the world;
5. Touristic and cultural Relevance: it describes unknown landscapes, abandoned and lifeless, and splendid panoramas of unspoilt nature and absolute silence.

Chair:
Francesco Motto (Istituto Storico Salesiano)

Language: Italian with subtitles in English, French, Spanish


Moderators
FM

Francesco Motto

Istituto Storico Salesiano

Monday March 4, 2019 18:15 - 20:15 GMT
Piano Terra, 116 – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  On Screen
 
Tuesday, March 5
 

08:30 GMT

#5/332 – Author Meets Critique Frank S. Ravitch, Freedoms Edge: Religious Freedom, Sexual Freedom, and the Future of America, Cambridge University Press, 2016
Freedom’s Edge takes the reader directly into the heart of the debate over the relationship between religious freedom and LGBT and reproductive rights. The book explains these complex areas of law, and what is at stake in the battle to protect each of these rights. The book argues that religious freedom and sexual freedom share some common elements and that in most contexts it is possible to protect both. Freedom’s Edge explains why this is so, and provides a roadmap for finding common ground and maximizing freedoms on both sides. The book will enable anyone with an interest in these issues to understand what the law actually teaches us about religious freedom, sexual freedom, and how they interact. This is important because what is often argued by partisans on both sides distorts the legal and cultural stakes, and diminishes the possibility of compromise.

Discussants:
  • Neville Rochow (University of Adelaide Law School)
  • Brett Scharffs (BYU University, J. Reuben Clark Law School)
  • Mariëtta D.C. van der Tol (Cambridge University)

Respondent:
• Frank S. Ravitch (Michigan State University College of Law)

Moderators
FS

Frank S. Ravitch

Michigan State University College of Law

Speakers
NR

Neville Rochow

Notre Dame Law School; University of Adelaide
MD

Mariëtta D.C. van der Tol

University of Cambridge
BS

Brett Scharffs

International Center for Law and Religion Studies , Brigham Young University Law School


Tuesday March 5, 2019 08:30 - 09:30 GMT
Piano Terra, 116 – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Author Meets Critique
  • Language English
  • Language English

08:30 GMT

#5/370 – Religion and Finance
Chair:
• Laura Righi (Fscire)

Panelists:
• Rosa Geraci (Università di Palermo) - Religion and finance from the Muslim perspective
• Benedikt Koehler (Earhart Foundation) - The ban on usury (payment of interest) in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
• Mario Ferrante (Università di Palermo) - The institutionalization of ethical finance through anti-money laundering legalisation: the case of Vatican State

Moderators
Speakers
RG

Rosa Geraci

Università di Palermo
BK

Benedikt Koehler

Earhart Foundation
MF

Mario Ferrante

Università di Palermo


  Panel

08:30 GMT

#5/435.5 - Italian Religious Variety between Resilience and Welfare
Panel organized by Centro Studi Confronti

Chair:
• Alessia Passarelli (Study Center Confronti)

Panelists:
• Paola Bonizzoni (University of Milan)
• Francesca Scrinzi (University of Glasgow)
• Ester Gallo (University of Trento)
• Roberta Ricucci (University of Turin)
• Mariangela Franch (University of Trento)

Moderators
AP

Alessia Passarelli

Study Center Confronti

Speakers
PB

Paola Bonizzoni

University of Milan
FS

Francesca Scrinzi

University of Glasgow
EG

Ester Gallo

University of Trento
RR

Roberta Ricucci

Università di Torino
MF

Mariangela Franch

University of Trento


08:30 GMT

#5/034.1 – Philosophy of Religious Experience: Contemporary Debates Panel Organised by the Italian Society for Philosophy of Religion - Associazione Italiana di Filosofia della Religione (AIFR)
Religious Experience is a relevant topic in many academic areas, ranging from Philosophy of Religion to Epistemology, from Religious Studies to Cognitive Science. We will take into account different philosophical interpretations of religious experiences, especially those based on a set of theistic beliefs. We will also discuss some epistemological issues related with religious experience and the rational plausibility of the latter in the light of contemporary naturalism. Moreover, we will try to explain the difference between ordinary religious experiences, deep experiences and mystical experiences. In this view, we will consider some theological interpretations of religious experience in different religious contexts.

Chair:
• Mario Micheletti (Università di Siena)

Panelists:
• Andrea Aguti (AIFR) - Introductory Remarks 
• Damiano Bondi (Università di Firenze) - Numenology. Notes for a new hermeneutical perspective in Religious Studies 
• Stefano Santasilia (Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí) - José Gómez Caffarena and Juan Martin Velasco. The constitution of the religious phenomenon in the light of the dimension of the mystery
• Mattia Geretto (Università di Venezia) - The question of "religious experience" in the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and in the development of contemporary Posthuman Studies

Moderators
MM

Mario Micheletti

Università di Siena

Speakers
DB

Damiano Bondi

Università di Firenze
SS

Stefano Santasilia

Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosì
MG

Mattia Geretto

Università di Venezia

Sponsors

  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

08:30 GMT

#5/044.1 –Minorities in context. Alevis, Shi'as and Pagans in Europe and Turkey
The speakers will discuss (a) the origin, nature, structure, objectives, evolution and current situation of the “Platform for the Religious Freedom of Paganism” in Spain; (b) the impact of Italy’s socio-religious characteristics on the Shi’a rituals of Muḥarram and Safar; (c) the Alevi’s status in Turkey and Western Europe, in relation to their migration to Western European countries, in an interdisciplinary perspective. Kerstin Wonisch (EURAC, Bolzano/Bozen) will introduce the discussion.

Chair:
• Silvio Ferrari (Università Milano)

Panelists:
• Pedro Garcia Repetto (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) - Platform for the Religious Freedom of Paganism 
• Minoo Mirshahvalad (Università di Torino / Università di Firenze) - Ashura in Italy: Different Voices of a Minor Identity 
• Hande Birkalan-Gedik (Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt) - Alevism in Turkey and in Transnational Space: Negotiated Identities between Religion, Culture and Politics 
• Erdogan Gedik (Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt) - Alevism in Turkey and in Transnational Space: Negotiated Identities between Religion, Culture and Politics 
• Adelaide Madera (Università di Messina) - Alevism in Turkey and in Transnational Space: Negotiated Identities between Religion, Culture and Politics 





Moderators
SF

Silvio Ferrari

Università Milano

Speakers
AM

Adelaide Madera

Università di Messina
PG

Pedro Garcia Repetto

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
MM

Minoo Mirshahvalad

Università di Torino / Università di Firenze
HB

Hande Birkalan-Gedik

Goethe-Universität
EG

Erdogan Gedik

Goethe-Universität


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

08:30 GMT

#5/099 – From the Romantics to Laudato Si: The Theological Character of Ecology Panel Sponsored by the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (https://www.issrnc.org)
The modern ecological movement has its origins in the efforts of the romantics in 18th century England and Germany to set aside mountainous landscapes from industrial development as loci for the contemplation of beauty and the sublime. Romantic regard for beauty and the sublime was informed by Christian Platonism and Protestant piety but the religious and theological origins of the ecological movement are insufficiently recognised. In this panel we will hear papers exploring the religious and literary origins and character of modern nature conservation from the Cambridge Platonists through the English romantics to contemporary expressions of environmentalism as public religion, including the Papal Encyclical Laudato Si’ which represents a publicly religious adoption of the contemporary quest for a more ecologically sustainable way of living on Mother Earth.

Chair:
• Michael Northcott (University of Heidelberg)

Panelists:
• Whitney Bauman (University of Florida) - Romantic Materiality: The Non-Reductive Materialism of Ernst Haeckel 
• Ryan Haecker (Peterhouse, University of Cambridge) - The Light of the Leaf: A New Theology of the Plant 
• Jeremy Kidwell (University of Birmingham) - Spiritual Temporalities Among Christian Environmentalists in Britain in the Twenty-First Century 
• Alison Milbank (University of Nottingham) - The spirit of nature in seventeenth century Anglican theology 
• Michael Northcott (University of Heidelberg) - Mountain Hierophanies and the Romantic Origins of Modern Nature Conservation 

Speakers
JK

Jeremy Kidwell

Lecturer in Theological Ethics, University of Birmingham
AM

Alison Milbank

University of Nottingham
WB

Whitney Bauman

University of Florida
RH

Ryan Haecker

Peterhouse, University of Cambridge
MN

Michael Northcott

University of Heidelberg

Sponsors

Tuesday March 5, 2019 08:30 - 10:30 GMT
Sala Archivio – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

08:30 GMT

#5/122.1 – Thinking on Islam, identity and citizenship in Western Europe: between politics of diaspora and resistance
The main aim of this panel is to contribute to the study of Islam in terms of identity and citizenship – politics, discourses and performativity- in Europe. In European societies, migrant communities from Muslim majority countries have come to be perceived as “Muslim” subjects, carriers of primitive values, under suspicion of radicalization. Authors as O. Roy affirm that in the transnational Islam, the religion is one element that has been able to produce a Muslim Diaspora independently of the national origins of its members. In this process, concept of resistance, as pointed out by Scott (2003), allows us to analyze the responses of the population in diaspora in a context of uncertainty.Some areas of interest are: religion in cities, dynamics of construction of an authority / corpus of religious formation, religiosity in the so-called second generations and analysis of discourses on identity produced.

Chair:
• Ana I. Planet (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

Panelists:
• Johanna Martine Lems (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) - Subjection and Reaction: Interpellations of Muslims in Madrid 
• Salvatore Madonia (Taller de Estudios Internacionales Mediterráneos, UAM) - The different influences of nationalisms in the evolution of young muslims associationism in Europe: a comparative analysis between Spain, Italy and France 
• Giulia Mezzetti (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) - Religiosity and self-identification processes among visible and non-visible second-generation muslims. A study from Italy 

Language:  English / Spanish

Moderators
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Ana I. Planet

Professor Sociology of islam, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Speakers
JM

Johanna Martine Lems

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
SM

Salvatore Madonia

Taller de Estudios Internacionales Mediterráneos, UAM
GM

Giulia Mezzetti

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore


  Panel, Islam

08:30 GMT

#5/125 – One God versus polytheism
Our goal is to highlight the transition from polytheism to monotheism, through the dialectics of the great monotheistic religions with their environments. It is an issue that remains topical not only in the field of the scientific research, but also in the wider field of dialectics with the modern world, since polytheism makes its appearance in new forms!

Chair:
• Christos G. Karagiannis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)

Panelists:
• Beloudia Papadopoulou (Theological School of Cyprus,) - The rise of Monotheism in ancient Israel 
• Christos G. Karagiannis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) - The time of the establishment of Monotheism in Biblical Israel 
• Davide De Caprio (University of Strasbourg) - The philosophical critique of polytheism and its relationship with the biblical monotheism in the early thought of J. Ratzinger 
• Adrian Mihai (Cambridge University) - Ralph Cudworth on Pagan Urmonotheismus
• Daniel Munteanu (Valahia University of Targoviste) - Christian Trinitarian Monotheism - main aspects 

Speakers
DM

Daniel Munteanu

Valahia University of Targoviste
CG

Christos G. Karagiannis

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
BP

Beloudia Papadopoulou

Theological School of Cyprus
DD

Davide De Caprio

University of Strasbourg
AM

Adrian Mihai

Cambridge University


Tuesday March 5, 2019 08:30 - 10:30 GMT
Sala Bibliografia – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel

08:30 GMT

#5/147 – The Cult of Patron Saints of a Particular Land (Landespatronen)
The focus of the panel is on the hagiography and cult of patron saints of a particular land or nation (Landespatronen) on the example of the patron saints of Bohemia and Moravia (and possibly other countries) and their veneration in the Early Modern period. This theme is intimately connected to the formation of local and national identity and represents also the form of local domestication of Christianity. The individual speakers of the panel follow the ways this cult is reflected in different text genres, like chronicles, legends, prayers, sermons or hymns. Papers: Jan Andrle, Hagiographica Bohemica (the Currently Compiled On-Line Database of Czech-, Germanand Latin-Language Sources Dealing with the Theme of the Patrons of Bohemia and Moravia Created in the Church Province of Bohemia 1550-1750); Marie Škarpová: Early Modern Hagiography of Patron Saints of Bohemia; Alena A. Fidlerová: Early Modern Czech Sources on St. Cyril and Methodius, Patron Saints of Moravia and Bohemia.

Chair:
• Alena Andrlová Fidlerová (Charles University,)

Panelists:
• Marie Škarpová (Charles University,)
• Jan Andrle (Charles University,)
• Victoria Legkikh (Universität Wien) - Construction of selfidentity of Rus as a Holy land through the Russian saint princes 

Moderators
AA

Alena Andrlová Fidlerová

(Charles University)

Speakers
JA

Jan Andrle

(Charles University)
MS

Marie Škarpová

(Charles University)
VL

Victoria Legkikh

(Universität Wien)


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

08:30 GMT

#5/182.3 – Science and Theology: Relationship and Contexts
Both religion and science have been means to improve the lives of human beings and to answer their questions about the human life and the surrounding world. There have been common aspects as well of opposite aspects between these two approaches. They have also had mutual influence on each other. The aim of the panel is to investigate the main features of harmony or conflict between S&R and to survey their reciprocal influence. Its main focus is the analysis of features of the debate both in the East and in West.Mohammed Bagheri (Iran, member of the scientific board of the Institute for the History of Science at the University of Tehran and professor of History of Mathematics and Astronomy) will chair and introduce the panel presenting a paper on the relationship between astronomy and theology.

Panelists:
• Ivana Panzeca (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa) - Cultural Renaissance in the Safavid Empire: Persian thinkers between science and theology 
 • Amir-Mohammad Gamini (Institute for the History of Philosophy, University of Tehran) - An Islamic reception of Darwin’s theory of evolution in 1914 

Presiding:
• Giuseppina Ferriello  (Fscire)
• Alba Fedeli (Hamburg Univeristät / Fscire)



Speakers
AG

Amir-Mohammad Gamini

Institute for the History of Philosophy, University of Tehran
IP

Ivana Panzeca

Scuola Normale Superiore
AF

Alba Fedeli

Hamburg Universität / Fscire)


Tuesday March 5, 2019 08:30 - 10:30 GMT
Teatro San Leonardo Via S. Vitale, 63, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel, Islam

08:30 GMT

#5/194.1 – Technological enhancement of human condition: philosophical and theological challenges
Important advances in sciences and technology render today feasible intervention levels in human nature that were until recently unimaginable. Progress in genetic editing; neuroscientific neural mapping and functioning; device implants; pharmacology; and regenerative medicine – just to remind several among the most relevant fields – are deeply changing our understanding of human nature, nourishing new expectations and transforming social visions about ideal futures and the meaning of human life.The aim of this panel is to give some keys – from philosophy and theology – in order to respond the new challenges and opportunities emerging from such advances.

Chair:
• Luis Miguel Torró Ferrero (Pontificia Università Gregoriana)

Panelists:
• David Lana Tuñón (Universidad Católica de Valencia) - Lo posthumano como problema. La disputa entre la naturaleza y la biotecnología 
• Luis Miguel Torró Ferrero (Pontificia Università Gregoriana) - Citius, Altius, Fortius!: The seek for betterment or transhumanist’s anthropological foundations 
• Marius Dorobantu (Université de Strasbourg) - Is Artificial Super Intelligence preferable to human enhancement? A theological perspective 
• Lluís Oviedo Torró (Pontificia Università Antonianum) - Human enhancement and engineering: Challenges for Christian Anthropology 

Speakers
DL

David Lana Tuñón

Universidad Católica de Valencia
MD

Marius Dorobantu

Université de Strasbourg
LO

Lluís Oviedo Torró

Pontificia Università Antonianum
LM

Luis Miguel Torró Ferrero

Pontificia Università Gregoriana


  Panel

08:30 GMT

#5/195 - Surveillance and Religion
Religious communities are targets, as well as consumers, of surveillance. Religious practice as a site of surveillance and religious identity as a justification for a surveillance gaze is an emerging field of interest. State interest in monitoring faith groups has a lengthy history with particular strategies and consequences deployed in different periods and contexts. Watching-over co-religionists may be a significant duty of care expected of designated officeholders or looking out for the needs of fellow believers may be located in small, voluntary groups. Systems of support and formation, including disciplinary dimensions, are often integral to religious practice and the consequences of such surveillance warrant social scientific, philosophical and theological consideration. This panel aims to address some of these many dimensions, across a range of geographical contexts and faith traditions.

Chair:
• Eric Stoddart (School of Divinity, University of St. Andrews)

Panelists:
• Susanne Wigorts Yngvesson (University College Stockholm) - The Principle of the All-Seeing God. Divine and Political Power 
• James Morris (University of Tsukuba) - The Surveillance of Aum Shinrikyō: A Rural Case Study
• Carolyn Alsen (University of Divinity) - Hermeneutics of Surveillance and Biblical Politics 
• William Glass (American Studies Center, Warsaw) - Ewangelista: Billy Graham and the Polish Secret Police 
• Eric Stoddart (School of Divinity, University of St. Andrews) - Surveillance: Intersecting with Law, Religion, and Human Right 

Speakers
JM

James Morris

University of Tsukuba
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Susanne Wigorts Yngvesson

Stockholm School of Theology
CA

Carolyn Alsen

University of Divinity
WG

William Glass

American Studies Center, Warsaw
ES

Eric Stoddart

School of Divinity, University of St. Andrews


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

08:30 GMT

#5/224.1 – Philosophy and art in context of primary and secondary religions - Axial Age and rise of secondary religions
This panel approaches cultures such as Egyptian, Japanese, Mesopotamian and Hellenic, as a representatives of cultures based on “primary religions”. Primary religions are - as Assmann describes them - the ones that has “spontaneously evolved from prehistoric forms of worship”, are not the products of a intentional act of religious reform, and center around ritual instead of relying on a holy text and ethical norms inferred from it. The aim of this panel is to invastigate how various aspects of primary religions influence political thought, ethics, aesthetics etc. This essentially comparative and transcultural study is meant to examine the way in which primary religions affects different cultures and what is their possible impact on later philosophy.

Chair:
  • Paweł Karpiński (Uniwersytet Jagielloński)

Panelists:
  • Michał Bizoń (Uniwersytet Jagielloński) - There is not an old Hellene: canon and ethics in ancient Greece
  • Filip Woźniak (Uniwersytet Jagielloński) - Trough the King’s eyes. The role of King in Ancient Egyptian narratives 
  • Jakub Wolak (Uniwersytet Jagielloński) - Aristotle’s Theology and Ancient Greek Religiosity

Language: English

Moderators
PK

Paweł Karpiński

Uniwersytet Jagielloński

Speakers
JW

Jakub Wolak

Uniwersytet Jagielloński
MB

Michał Bizoń

Uniwersytet Jagielloński
FW

Filip Woźniak

Uniwersytet Jagielloński


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

08:30 GMT

#5/227 – Mistica e profezia: un discorso politico al femminile dal tardo medioevo all’età contemporanea (Mystic and Prophecy: a female political discourse from the late Middle Ages to the contemporary world)
This panels aims to analyse the relationship between politics and female mysticism, between late Middle-Ages to the first half of the Twentieth century. This is meant as an introduction to two key aspects of political society in the early modern era: on the one hand, the aptitude of women to use mystic language in political and social conflicts; on the other hand, the role of female mystic authority in the definition of sacred spaces and devotional practices. As a matter of fact, the relationship between politics and mysticism never ceases to mark the history of Catholicism and of its visionary women: a longterm approach covering developments from the 14th to the early 20th centuries will particularly allow us to examine the continuities and discontinuities of the phenomenon, drawing attention to its historical evolution and constant adaptation to different social, cultural and political contexts.

Chair:
• Elisabetta Giuseppina Lurgo (Université de Savoie)

Panelists:
• Michele Lodone (Università Ca’ Foscari / BIFLOW Project) - Rivelazioni autentiche, profezie apocrife. Traduzioni e riscritture di Brigida di Svezia in Italia (XIV-XV) 
• Isabella Gagliardi (Università di Firenze) - Lo statuto della profezia: storie di donne e di teologi (secc. XIII -XV) 
• Leonardo Rossi (University of Antwerp) - Sangue profetico. Vaticini, visioni apocalittiche e profezie politiche di mistiche stigmatizzate nell’Italia contemporanea (XIX-prima metà del XX secolo) 
• Elisabetta Giuseppina Lurgo (Université de Savoie) - “Il peccato della Francia”. Invasioni diaboliche e apparizioni mariane in Savoia (1865-1875) 

Language: Italian (with discussion in Italian, English and French)

Speakers
ML

Michele Lodone

Università Ca’ Foscari / BIFLOW Project
LR

Leonardo Rossi

University of Antwerp
IG

Isabella Gagliardi

Università di Firenze
EG

Elisabetta Giuseppina Lurgo

Université de Savoie


  Panel

08:30 GMT

#5/266 – Public constitutional law of Religion: an interdisciplinary topic?
Prof. Fattori’s recent book tracks down the developments of constitutional studies in the field of law and religion in Italy. It places Italian constitutional scholarship in a broader context, both geographically and intellectually. It is therefore a very good conversation-starter for a reflection on the boundaries and the similarities between Public Church Law and Constitutional Law’s inquiries in the field of law and religion. This initiative aims at bringing together scholars of various disciplines of the newest generation, with the task of reflecting on the methodologies involved in the legal component of the studies of law and religion.

Chair:
• Andrea Pin (Università di Padova)

Panelists:
• Luca Vanoni (Università Statale di Milano)
• Francesco Alicino (Università LUM Jean Monnet)
• Gabriele Fattori (Università di Foggia)

Moderators
AP

Andrea Pin

Università di Padova

Speakers
FA

Francesco Alicino

Università LUM Jean Monnet
GF

Gabriele Fattori

Università di Foggia
LV

Luca Vanoni

Università Statale di Milano


Tuesday March 5, 2019 08:30 - 10:30 GMT
Sala Lettura – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel
  • Language Italian
  • Language Italian

08:30 GMT

#5/270 – Ascetic Desires, Demands and Disruption: Sarah Coakley’s théologie totale in via and the Renewal of Theological Method
In God, Sexuality and the Self: An Essay on the Trinity, Sarah Coakley, professor of theology at Cambridge and an Anglican priest, addresses the task of “providing a coherent, and alluring, vision of the Christian faith.This panel invites critical appraisal and creative engagement with Coakley’s attempt to recast systematic theology and recapture the contemporary imagination for Jesus Christ. Ecumenical perspectives on Coakley’s théologie totale are particularly encouraged. Areas of interest include: desire as the central theological catalyst and horizon; prayer and contemplative practices as the matrix of theology; trinitarian perspectives on sexuality and gender; retrieval of patristic theologies; attention to Scripture; interdisciplinarity and “contrapuntal” voices in theology; and responses to ethical issues confronting Churches.

Co-Chair:
• Katherine Shirk Lucas (Institut Catholique de Paris)
• Jane Stranz (United Protestant Church of France)

Panelists:
• Emil Marginean (Babeș-Bolyai University) - Purification as the epistemological precondition of Théologie totale. An ecumenical perspective in Sophrony Sakharov and Sarah Coakley 
• Katherine Shirk Lucas (Institut Catholique de Paris) - Subversive Prayer in the Spirit : Rekindling the Quest for Christian Unity via Sarah Coakley’s Théologie totale 
Jane Stranz (United Protestant Church of France) - Translations, Révélations and Challenges: Reading Sarah Coakley in an Ecumencial Context in French

Moderators
JS

Jane Stranz

United Protestant Church of France

Speakers
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Emil M. Marginean

Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj
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Katherine Shirk Lucas

Institut Catholique de Paris


Tuesday March 5, 2019 08:30 - 10:30 GMT
Refettorio – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

08:30 GMT

#5/284.1 – Embodied Religious experiences: an historical perspective
This panel addresses the embodied and performative dimension of the sacred, both in its dynamical engagement with the Christian heritage and as an expression of the emergence of new “experiences of the sacred”, not always historically related to Christianity. The investigation focuses on patterns of performative actions which involve the human body and are embedded in a sacred space, exploring how both the human body and the physical space undergo symbolical and historical transformations as a result of a religious experience (as in the case of pilgrimages, liturgies, medieval and contemporary Passion performances). Bibliography:Thurfjell D. – Jackson P. (edd.), Religion on the borders, Stockholm 2009; Droogers A. – van Harkshamp A. (edd.), Methods for the Study of Religions Change, Sheffield 2014; Aronson-Lehavi S., Street Scenes: Late Medieval Acting and Performance, Palgrave 2011; Bino C., Il dramma e l’immagine. Teorie cristiane della rappresentazione (II-XI sec.), Torino 2015.

Chair:
• Renata Salvarani (European University of Rome)

Panelists:
• Ernesto Borghi (Associazioni Biblica Svizzera) - The body in the Christian Biblical textual tradition 
• Giuseppe Cecere (Alma Mater-Università di Bologna) - Body, Space and Soul in Muslim Mystics: on physical and physiological dimensions of “Khalwa” (Spiritual Retreat) 
• Laura Carnevale (Università degli Studi di Bari) - Saints and relics, pilgrims and animals: performative religious experiences at the sanctuary of St. Matthew the Apostle, Gargano (Apulia) 
• Daniela Dumbrava (Istituto Toniolo / Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) - Oesypus – materia medica for a magic healing of epilepsy revealed in some Macedo-Romanian texts
• Renata Salvarani (European University of Rome) - Sacred imagines and urban space shaping: the use of icons during the processional lituyrgies of Rome in the Middle Ages 
• Carla Bino (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) - Word made scene. Playing the memory of the Passion through images. An historical comparison 
• Laura Peja (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) - Word made scene. Playing the memory of the Passion through images. An historical comparison 
• Vincenzo Matera (Alma Mater-Università di Bologna) - From Religion to Politics: Remarks on The Religions of the Oppressed by Vittorio Lanternari 
• Paolo Calandruccio (European University of Rome) - Religion and crisis of presence in the perspective of Ernesto De Martino. A case study: the phenomenon of tarantism in the 1949 expedition to Lucania 
• Guido Traversa (European University of Rome) - The body in the philosophy of Antonin Artaud 
• Susy Zanardo (European University of Rome) - The body of the gift. A philosophical and anthropological point of view for an historical perspective 

Language: English / Italian

Speakers
CB

Carla Bino

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
LP

Laura Peja

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
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Laura Carnevale

Università di Bari “Aldo Moro”
EB

Ernesto Borghi

Associazioni Biblica Svizzera
GC

Giuseppe Cecere

Alma Mater-Università di Bologna
DD

Daniela Dumbrava

Istituto Toniolo / Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
PC

Paolo Calandruccio

European University of Rome
GT

Guido Traversa

European University of Rome
SZ

Susy Zanardo

European University of Rome
RS

Renata Salvarani

European University of Rome
VM

Vincenzo Matera

Alma Mater-Università di Bologna


  Panel

08:30 GMT

#5/296.1 –Rethinking the concept of God from the History of Religions: a Historical Approach to the Conceptual Debate
After having raised the question for God last year, we come up with a new proposal on the reflection of God(s) through the concrete examples of historical religions. In this panel we will deal with a broad diachronic reflection but through concrete historical cases: God(s) and religion(s) are two concepts that can be understood through historical ractice. From the first historical manifestations of religions to the postmodern spiritual approaches, God(s) and religion(s) have established an interaction of mutual definition: how we understand the religious determines the understanding of the divine, and vice versa. We open this panel to all those communications that deal with this binomial [image-concept of God(s) / and the structure of “the religious”] in any historical stage with the aim of reaching methodological conclusions that overcome the interdisciplinary approaches to introduce ourselves in the core of Comparative History of Religions.

Chair:
• Francisco Javier Fernández Vallina (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Panelists:
• Vanessa Del Prete Mainer (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) - The conception of the Gods. Approach to the study of the divine comprehension and religion in ancient Mediterranean cultures through the Comparative History of Religion 
• Belén Cuenca Abellán (Universidad Pablo Olavide) - Cistercians and Almohads: a New Conception of God in Mediterranean Setting through Religious Architecture 
• Cristina Expósito de Vicente (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) - Cult, Architecture and Colour: Evolution of the Synagoge in the Low and High Galilee from the First Century to the IV A.D. 
• Rafael Antonio Flores Paz (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) - Confucian religious elements from the Collection of Literary Works of the Cheng brothers 
• Rafael Ruiz Andrés (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) - When you believe in God but forget about religion: a reflection on the historical irruption of postmodern spirituality in Europe from the dichotomy modernity/tradition (1980-2000).
• Francisco Javier Fernández Vallina (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) - About God and Religions: Challenges between Patrimonial Memories and New Images and Spiritualities
• Ludwik Kostro (ATENEUM University of Higher Education / Gdansk University) - Nicholas of Cusa. His Absolute and Ecumenism 
• Antonio Barnés Vázquez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) - Dialéctica Dios / religión en poemas hispánicos contemporáneos (Dialectic God/ Religion in Contemporary Hispanic Poems) 
• Izara Batres (Universidad Camilo José Cela) - Poesía y construcción del ser: el fuego hacia la luz (Poetry and construction of being: fire towards light) 

Speakers
BC

Belén Cuenca Abellán

Universidad Pablo Olavide
FJ

Francisco Javier Fernández Vallina

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
RA

Rafael Antonio Flores Paz

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
RR

Rafael Ruiz Andrés

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
VD

Vanessa Del Prete Mainer

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
CE

Cristina Expósito de Vicente

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
LK

Ludwik Kostro

ATENEUM University of Higher Education / Gdansk University
AB

Antonio Barnés Vázquez

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
IB

Izara Batres

Universidad Camilo José Cela


  Panel

08:30 GMT

#5/324.1 – Orthodoxy and Nationalistic ecclesiology. Challenging the globality of the 21th century Conference organized by the CEMES - Center of Ecumenical, Missiological and Enviromental Studies
The birth of modern Autocephalous Churches has its origins in the ideological transitions of the 19th 20th cent. that enabled the growth of the Gospel in new public contexts. Recently, Orthodoxy was amongst the protagonists of the social-spiritual “rehabilitation” of Eastern Europe. However, the demand of Church emancipation often identified Church independency with religious nationalism or confessional rigidity. As a result Orthodoxy faces the pressure of a nationalistic view of the faith, that understands itself in opposition with the West, in favour of local Orthodoxies and a peculiar political Orthodoxy. The panel welcomes proposals principally on the following topics: 
  • 1. In which way should be understood the concept of Autocephaly? 
  • 2. Can Orthodox synodality work beyond the “national Church” paradigm? 
  • 3. What challenges present for the Orthodox Church the current local conflicts (the “Ukrainian issue and the “Macedonian Church”)? 
  • 4. Was is the main Orthodox understanding of the West? 

Chair
  • Dimitrios Keramidas (Pontificia Università Angelicum / Hellenic Open University) 
Panelists:
  • Maja Kaninska (University of Ljubljana) - Causes and consequences of the public appearance of the SPC during the 1980s in Yugoslavia 
  • Paul Andrei Mucichescu (University of Alba-Iulia) - Loving the nation as endorsing the ecclesial universal. A Romanian Perspective 

Language: English

Moderators
DK

Dimitrios Keramidas

Pontificia Università Angelicum / Hellenic Open University

Speakers
MK

Maja Kaninska

Univerza v Ljubljani (University of Ljubljana)
PA

Paul Andrei Mucichescu

(University of Alba-Iulia)

Sponsors

  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

08:30 GMT

#5/352 – Analyzing Interreligious Dialogue - Methods and Theories Panel organized on behalf of the European Network of Buddhist Christian Studies (ENBCS)
This panel will discuss some theoretical aspects of interreligious dialogue which have not yet caught sufficient attention. Based on his field work (Rötting, Religion in Bewegung, Münster 2012) - Martin Rötting will present a classification of different types of interreligious learning and discuss their relevance for dialogue settings. Drawing on historical examples, Martin Repp suggests “communication” as a heuristic tool in understanding different aspects of interreligious interactions, such as peaceful and aggressive forms, ethics of communication or intercultural communication. Against this background the concept of dialogue can be developed in a more comprehensive way. Elizabeth Harris looks at the spatial component of religious identities as a factor in inter-religious conflict. The analysis will be largely based on her recent case study of Buddhist-Christian relations in Sri Lanka in the colonial and postcolonial periods (Harris, Religion, Space and Conflict in Sri Lanka: colonial and postcolonial contexts, Routledge 2018).

Chair:
• Sybille Clara Fritsch-Oppermann (TU Clausthal)

Panelists:
• Martin Rötting (Ludwig-Maximilian Universität / Universität Salzburg / OCCURSO Institute for Interreligious and Intercultural Encounter) - Six Types of Dialogue within Interreligious Processes of Learning
• Martin Repp (Centre for Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations / EKHN / EKKW Frankfurt) - The Significance of Interreligious Communications in History for Interreligious Dialogue Today
• Elizabeth Harris (University of Birmingham) - “Space” as a Conceptual Framework for the Understanding of Religion and Conflict, with a Focus on Buddhist-Christian Relations in Sri Lanka

Moderators
Speakers
MR

Martin Repp

European Network of Buddhist-Christian Studies
MR

Martin Rötting

Ludwig-Maximilian Universität / Universität Salzburg / OCCURSO Institute for Interreligious and Intercultural Encounter
EH

Elizabeth Harris

University of Birmingham

Sponsors

Tuesday March 5, 2019 08:30 - 10:30 GMT
Sala Arancio – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

08:30 GMT

#5/362.1 – Yawmo Suryoyo Trayono d-Bologna I: Toward Syriac Liturgical Studies
The Syriac Churches could successfully preserve ancient liturgical texts which are still used. The lack of a unified systematic liturgical methodology creates a serious obstacle of how to handle these texts. This panel will try to touch many areas of how to launch Syriac liturgical studies with an approach of creating a vision toward actualizing the ancient liturgical texts taking into consideration the needs of the newly Syriac faithful in diaspora. The discussion will be presented mainly by the two Syriac academic schools in Europe: St Ignatius Theological Academy (Sweden) and Salzburg MA Syriac Theology Programme (Austria).

Chair:
• Michael Hjälm (Stockholm School of Theology / Sankt Ignatios Academy)

Panelists:
• Rabban Saliba Er (University of Vienna) - Syriac Liturgy in the Anaphora James Brother of the Lord 
• Aho Shemunkasho (University of Salzburg) - Changes to the Syriac Liturgy in the Diaspora 
• Gabriel Bar-Sawme (Sankt Ignatios Academy) - Shaping the Liturgy - The Role of the Body in Liturgical Performance 
• Liju Koshy (KU Leuven) - Sensory Significance of Incensing in the Syriac Liturgies 

Moderators
MH

Michael Hjälm

Stockholm School of Theology / Sankt Ignatios Academy

Speakers
RS

Rabban Saliba Er

University of Vienna
AS

Aho Shemunkasho

University of Salzburg
GB

Gabriel Bar-Sawme

Sankt Ignatios Academy
LK

Liju Koshy

KU Leuven


Tuesday March 5, 2019 08:30 - 10:30 GMT
Sala Riviste – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

08:30 GMT

#5/384.1 –Dialogue as an Approach to Social Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees: Theoretical Framework KAICIID Dialogue Centre
The panel aims to focus on the role of interreligious and intercultural dialogue in social inclusion of migrants and refugees in Europe. Current academic discourse on migration and refugee studies is usually neglecting the role of religious actors especially in integration processes. Papers presented in this panel will be interdisciplinary oriented, focusing on migrants/refugees and interreligious/intercultural dialogue in the context of Europe. We will also examine political and media discourse and their impact on the perception, reception and integration of migrants in European local communities.

Chair:
Aleksandra Djurić Milovanović (Institute for Balkan Studies, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts / KAICIID)

Panelists:
His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel (Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, KAICIID Board Member)
Mohammed Abu-Nimer (American University / KAICIID)
Angela Maria Arbelaez (Interfaith Intercultural Dialogue group – ART Bridges)
Elena Dini (Sacred Heart Basilica Interfaith Dialogue Project)

Language: English

Moderators
AD

Aleksandra Djurić Milovanović

Institute for Balkan Studies, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Speakers
ED

Elena Dini

Sacred Heart Basilica Interfaith Dialogue Project
HE

His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel

Exarc of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Costantinople, KAICIID board member
MA

Mohammed Abu-Nimer

American University; The International Dialogue Center - KAICIID

Sponsors

  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

08:30 GMT

#5/412 – Religious Voices and the Making of Modern Human Rights – Retrospective and Perspectives 70 Years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Organised by the Oxford Journal of Law and Religion

Chair:
• Peter Petkoff (Regent’s Park College)

Panelists:
• Peter Petkoff (Regent’s Park College) Charles Malik, Christology, Ecumenism and Human Rights 
• Kristina Arriaga Latin American Contributions to the Drafting of the UDHR 
• Alberto Melloni  (Unimore/Fscire) - TBC 
• Smilen Markov (Regent’s Park College) –Human Dignity and Human Liminality in Malik, Balthasar and Bonhoeffer
• Mario Ricca (University of Parma) - Human Rights Against Human Rights: Religious Voices and Polyphonic Secularizations of UDHR


Speakers
AM

Alberto Melloni

Unimore / Fscire
KA

Kristina Arriaga

Oxford Society for Law and Religion; US Commission for International Religious Freedom
PP

Peter Petkoff

Regent’s Park College, Oxford ; Brunel University London
SM

Smilen Markov

Regent’s Park College
MR

Mario Ricca

Università di Parma


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

09:00 GMT

#5/236 – National-Socialism and Christianity
The relation between National-Socialism and Christianity (in- and outside Germany) was ambivalent. National Socialism exploited the Christian language to present itself as the defender of a ‘positive Christianity’, and churches welcomed NationalSocialism as a restorer of their position within society and promoter of its values. At the same time National-Socialism tried to control the church in an early stage of the Third Reich, bypassing its confessions and church polity, and imbuing Christianity with anti-Jewish and Germanic mythological elements. But there was also a small, but vocal opposition within the churches, protesting against mixing racism and nationalism with Christianity.Taking dissenting stands in a totalitarian society requires intellectual independency, political cunning, and moral courage. The theme of this session is which means and intellectual resources churches employed in the years 1933- 1945 in their struggle to stay independent in a totalitarian society.

Chair:
• Gianmarco Braghi (Fscire)

Panelists:
• Luca Ferracci (Fscire) - “An empty gun to Pacelli’s head”: how to get out of the Scholder-Repgen controversy on the Reichskonkordat 
• Sabine Hiebsch (Theological University Kampen) - Eivind Berggrav, Herman Albert Hesse and Helmut Hesse: resistance taken too far? 
• George Harinck (Theological University Kampen) - NeoCalvinism’s arguments against National-Socialism

Moderators
GB

Gianmarco Braghi

Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose Giovanni XXIII

Speakers
SH

Sabine Hiebsch

(Theological University Kampen)
GH

George Harinck

(Theological University Kampen)


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

09:45 GMT

#5/306 – Author Meets Critique Peniel Jesudason Rufus Rajkumar, Many yet One? Multiple Religious Belonging, World Council of Churches, 2016
While religions are often thought of as distinct, univocal, even competing traditions, the phenomenon of multiple religious belonging is widespread, both historically and today. In a variety of traditions and regions, the reality of religious hybridity— whether because of cultural inheritance, family circumstances, or explicit choice—raises issues about traditional categories in theology and the study of religion: How is such a widely varied and elusive reality to be understood, and what does it mean for Christian identity, Christian theology, and pastoral practice? Can modes of multiple religious belonging be embraced not as problems to be solved, but as proliferating sites of divine encounter? Can multiple religious belonging be considered an authentic expression of faith in creative fidelity to the gospel of Christ?

Discussants:
• Peniel Jesudason Rufus Rajkumar (World Council of Churches)
• Joaquim Fernandez Angelats (ISCREB) - Can a Christian feel deeply Christian and at the same time feel that he also belongs to another religion or spiritual current? The Double Religious Belonging (DRB)

Respondent:
• Stephen Brown (Ecumenical Review, World Council of Churches)

Moderators
Speakers
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Stephen Brown

Editor Ecumenical Reveiw, The Ecumenical Review


Tuesday March 5, 2019 09:45 - 10:45 GMT
Piano Terra, 116 – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Author Meets Critique
  • Language English
  • Language English

10:15 GMT

#5/280 – Eric F. Mason, Edmondo F. Lupieri, The Golden Calf in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Traditions, Brill (Themes in Biblical Narrative) - 2018 (Fall)
The seventeen studies in “The Golden Calf in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Traditions” explore the biblical origins of the golden calf story (Exodus, Deuteronomy, 1 Kings) and its reception elsewhere in the Hebrew Scriptures (Hosea, Jeremiah, Psalms, Nehemiah) and subsequently in Second Temple (Animal Apocalypse, Pseudo-Philo, Philo, Josephus) and rabbinic Judaism, in the New Testament (Acts, Paul, Hebrews, Revelation) - in early Christianity (among Greek, Latin, and Syriac writers) - and in the Qur’an and Islamic literature. Expert contributors explore how each ancient author engaged the calf tradition — whether explicitly, implicitly, or clearly and consciously avoided it — and elucidate how the story was used both negatively and positively for didactic, allegorical, polemical, and even apologetic purposes.

Co-Chair:
• Edmondo F. Lupieri (Loyola University Chicago)
• Eric F. Mason (Judson University, Elgin, Illinois)

Respondents:
• Corrado Martone (Università di Torino)
• Luca Arcari (Università di Napoli Federico II)

Moderators
EF

Edmondo F. Lupieri

Loyola University Chicago
EF

Eric F Mason

President, Theta Alpha Kappa

Speakers
CM

Corrado Martone

Università di Torino
LA

Luca Arcari

Università Federico II Napoli


Tuesday March 5, 2019 10:15 - 11:15 GMT
Museo Ebraico Via Valdonica, 1/5 40126 Bologna Italy
  Author Meets Critique
  • Language English
  • Language English

10:15 GMT

#5/374 – Secularisation
Chair:
• Ryszard Bobrowicz (Lund University)

Panelists:
• Dirk Ansorge (Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Sankt Georgen) - How to reconcile religious truth claims and secular orders?
• Ryszard Bobrowicz (Lund University) - Religious literacy in Sweden and Denmark: Handshake debates in the context of Nordic Secularism
• Johanna Gustafsson Lundberg (Lund University) - Religious literacy in Sweden and Denmark: Handshake debates in the context of Nordic Secularism 
• Paolo Costa (Fondazione Bruno Kessler) - How Can SenseMaking and Fact-Checking Be Reconciled in the Secularization Grand Narrative?
• Manfred Weizer (Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz) - Next Year in Jerusalem

Speakers
DA

Dirk Ansorge

Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Sankt Georgen
RB

Ryszard Bobrowicz

Lund University
PC

Paolo Costa

Fondazione Bruno Kessler
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Manfred Weizer

Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

10:45 GMT

#5/424 – Author Meets Critique Great Christian Jurists In English History (2017), edited by Mark Hill QC and R H Helmholz In Spanish History (2018), edited by by Rafael Domingo and Javier Martínez-Torrón Cambridge University Press
For centuries the University of Bologna has been at the heart of the study of canon law. In 2014, Cambridge University Press established Cambridge Studies in Law and Christianity, with Professor John Witte Jr as Series Editor. Its purpose is to publish cutting-edge work in Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox Christian contributions to public, private, penal and procedural law and legal theory. The Great Christian Jurists series is a part of this ambitious project, the first volume, brought together legal titans in English Legal History, the second dealt with Spain. Others compilations on Nordic, American, Welsh, and German Christian jurists are already in preparation.
EuARe, in collaboration with CUP, have brought together Professor Mark Hill QC and Professor Javier Martinez-Torron, editors of these respective volumes to explain the project, to defend their selections and to explain the value of these biographical portraits to legal historians, students of canon law, comparative law and jurisprudence more broadly as it impacts on religion. The editors will be questioned by Professors Ana Maria Celis, Vincenzo Pacillo and Andrea Pin and audience members will be invited to participate. Leaflets of the Cambridge Studies in Law and Christianity Series will be available.

Discussants:
  • Ana Maria Celis (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile)
  • Mark Hill (ICLARS)
  • Javier Martínez-Torrón (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
  • Vincenzo Pacillo (Unimore)

Respondent:
  • Andrea Pin (Università di Padova)

Language: Italian

Moderators
AP

Andrea Pin

Università di Padova

Speakers
JM

Javier Martínez-Torrón

REVESTRA - Universidad Complutense de Madrid
MH

Mark Hill

International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies
AM

Ana Maria Celis

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
VP

Vincenzo Pacillo

Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia


Tuesday March 5, 2019 10:45 - 11:45 GMT
Piano Terra, 116 – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Author Meets Critique
  • Language Italian
  • Language Italian

10:45 GMT

#5/398 – Ancient religion-State relationship
Panelists:
(PROFESSOR LAURITZEN CANCELLED HIS PRESENTATION) Frederick Lauritzen (Scuola Grande di San Marco) - Religious and social pollution in Athens and Byzantium 
• Unai Iriarte Asarta (Universidad de Sevilla) - The chariot of Athena and Pisistratus. A goddess in the service of the tyrant of Athens 

Speakers
FL

Frederick Lauritzen

Scuola Grande di San Marco
UI

Unai Iriarte Asarta

Universidad de Sevilla


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

10:45 GMT

#5/410 – Religion and politics - Influences, Conflicts, challenges
Chair:
• Gideon Elazar (Bar-Ilan University)

Panelists:
• Agita Baltgalve (University of Latvia / Latvian Society for the Study of Religions) - Current situation of Tibetan monasteries in China (at the example of Palpung, Yachen and Tuli) 
• Gideon Elazar (Bar-Ilan University) - Converting the Converted: Contemporary Evangelical Missionaries and the Missionary Legacy in Ethnic Southwest China 

Speakers
AB

Agita Baltgalve

University of Latvia / Latvian Society for the Study of Religions
GE

Gideon Elazar

Bar-Ilan University


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

10:45 GMT

#5/416 – Old testament studies
Chair:
• Magdel Le Roux (University of South Africa)

Panelists:
• Magdel Le Roux (University of South Africa) - To see or not to see, that is the question (Judges 14-16)
• Antoinette Swart - No man is an island. The influence of three Persian kings on the social life of ‘YHWH’s covenant people’.
• Elanij Chantal Swart (University of South Africa) - Social impact of water system development in the world of the Old testament

Speakers
EC

Elanij Chantal Swart

University of South Africa
ML

Magdel Le Roux

University of South Africa


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

10:45 GMT

#5/034.2 – Philosophy of Religious Experience: Contemporary Debates
Panel Organised by the Italian Society for Philosophy of Religion - Associazione Italiana di Filosofia della Religione (AIFR)

Religious Experience is a relevant topic in many academic areas, ranging from Philosophy of Religion to Epistemology, from Religious Studies to Cognitive Science. We will take into account different philosophical interpretations of religious experiences, especially those based on a set of theistic beliefs. We will also discuss some epistemological issues related with religious experience and the rational plausibility of the latter in the light of contemporary naturalism. Moreover, we will try to explain the difference between ordinary religious experiences, deep experiences and mystical experiences. In this view, we will consider some theological interpretations of religious experience in different religious contexts.

Chair:
• Giovanni Cogliandro (Università di Roma-Tor Vergata / Pontificia Università Urbaniana)

Panelists:
• Hanoch Ben Pazi (Bar Ilan University) - Beyond Atheism. Three Religious Experiences: Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig and Emmanuel Levinas 
• Taraneh R. Wilkinson (Georgetown University) - Unmediated Experience? An Infinitary Rereading 
• Johnson Uchenna Ozioko (Pontificia Università Urbaniana) - Religious Experience: The Perspective of  African Traditional Religion

Moderators
GC

Giovanni Cogliandro

Università di Roma-Tor Vergata / Pontificia Università Urbaniana

Speakers
TR

Taraneh R. Wilkinson

Georgetown University; Fscire
HB

Hanoch Ben Pazi

Bar Ilan University
JU

Johnson Uchenna Ozioko

Pontificia Università Urbaniana

Sponsors

  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

10:45 GMT

#5/044.2 – The Atlas for Religious Minorities Rights and Claims, one year after. Where we are, where we are going
The panel will provide the state-of-the-art of the research project on “The Online Atlas of Religious Minorities Rights and Claims in the EU Countries”, which started one year ago. Silvio Ferrari will present the general outline of the project, a few data concerning education and religious minorities in the first five countries (Greece, Italy, Belgium, Estonia, Poland) that have been chosen to test the project and the project timeline for 2019. The presentation will be followed by a discussion with the participation of Francesco Alicino (LUM) and Roberta Medda-Windischer (EURAC). Some materials are available for people who intend to attend the panel. To receive them, please send an e-mail to silvio.ferrari@unimi.it

Chair:
  • Rik Torfs (former - KU Leuven) - TBC

Panelists:
  • Silvio  Ferrari (Università Milano)
  • Francesco Alicino (LUM)
  • Roberta Medda-Windischer (EURAC)

Language: English

Moderators
RT

Rik Torfs

KU Leuven

Speakers
AF

Alicino Francesco

Libera Università Mediterranea-Jean Monnet; LUISS Guido Carli University
SF

Silvio Ferrari

Università Milano
RM

Roberta Medda-Windischer

EURAC Research / Institute for Minority Rights


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

10:45 GMT

#5/061 – Yoga as a way of spirituality, source of well-being and social cohesion, from the East to the West
The panel aims to promote the correct knowledge of the essential elements of the ancient practice of yoga (referring in particular to Indian history, philosophy and spirituality) by showing the different facets of an experience that constantly attracts in the West new enthusiasts and people who consider it a way to live a more authentic and profound spirituality. The panel will also discuss the most recent developments of the debate within the vast community of groups, associations and individual masters who, to some extent, represent it, and the way in which institutions deal with Yoga practitioners.

Chair:
• Raffaella Di Marzio (LIREC - Centro Studi Libertà di Religione Credo e Coscienza)

Panelists:
• Fabio Scialpi (Università di Roma-Sapienza) - Lo Yoga tra Oriente e Occidente
• Mauro Bombieri (Associazione Internazionale per la Coscienza di Krishna) - Espereinze e riflessioni scaturite dal terzo Congresso Europeo sullo Yoga 
• Narya Tosetto (Ananda Associazione) - La scienza e la pratica dello Yoga: uno stile di vita avanzato
• Maria Cristina Kaveri Cantoni (Tathata Vrindham International) - Yoga integrale: una visione dell’esistenza umana dalle radici universali e atemporali

Moderators
RD

Raffaella Di Marzio

LIREC - Centro Studi Libertà di Religione Credo e Coscienza

Speakers
FS

Fabio Scialpi

Università di Roma-Sapienza
MB

Mauro Bombieri

Associazione Internazionale per la Coscienza di Krishna
NT

Narya Tosetto

Ananda Associazione
MC

Maria Cristina Kaveri Cantoni

Tathata Vrindham International


Tuesday March 5, 2019 10:45 - 12:45 GMT
Sala Lettura – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel
  • Language Italian
  • Language Italian

10:45 GMT

#5/122.2 – Thinking on Islam, identity and citizenship in Western Europe: between politics of diaspora and resistance
The main aim of this panel is to contribute to the study of Islam in terms of identity and citizenship – politics, discourses and performativity- in Europe. In European societies, migrant communities from Muslim majority countries have come to be perceived as “Muslim” subjects, carriers of primitive values, under suspicion of radicalization. Authors as O. Roy affirm that in the transnational Islam, the religion is one element that has been able to produce a Muslim Diaspora independently of the national origins of its members. In this process, concept of resistance, as pointed out by Scott (2003), allows us to analyze the responses of the population in diaspora in a context of uncertainty.Some areas of interest are: religion in cities, dynamics of construction of an authority / corpus of religious formation, religiosity in the so-called second generations and analysis of discourses on identity produced.

Chair:
 • Ana I. Planet (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

Panelists:
• Lulie El-Ashry (Harvard University) - Negotiating Private to Public Transitions: The Case of an Italian/ French Muslim Sufi Convert Community 
• Laura Mijares (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) - Navigating social gender definitions: Muslim women in Madrid  
• Mariví Pérez Mateos (Taller de Estudios Internacionales Mediterráneos, UAM) - Teaching Islam: Muslim women at Spanish mosques 

Moderators
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Ana I. Planet

Professor Sociology of islam, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Speakers
LM

Laura Mijares

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
MP

Mariví Pérez Mateos

Taller de Estudios Internacionales Mediterráneos, UAM
LE

Lulie El-Ashry

Harvard University


  Panel, Islam

10:45 GMT

#5/142 - Religion and Citizenship: Encounter or Conflict?
The panel aims to investigate the role of religion in the relation to citizenship and the interconnection between citizenship and religion in contemporary Western societies from two perspectives. First of all the role of identity and belonging, since one of the main features of both citizenship and religion is that the two bind individuals together into communities, that in one case is political and in the other is religious. Therefore, the aim is to analyse how these two expressions of membership, and their framework of rights and duties, relate to each other, overlap and eventually conflict. Secondly, nowadays this relationship appears to be under pressure in Western societies that are characterized by a growing presence of religious pluralism, taking into account that contemporary societies are concerned about the presence of religions that bring sets of values, practices, and symbols that are considered different from traditional religions. How this relationship will evolve?

Chair:
• Francesca Raimondo (Alma Mater-Università di Bologna)

Panelists:
• Andrea Hrebickova (Law faculty, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic) - Freedom of religious expression and the security checks in decisions of the European Court of Human Rights 
• Kyriaki Topidi (European Centre for Minority Issues) - From Tradition to Modernity and back: Religious Diversity in English Schools as a Test-Case for Multicultural Societies
 • Dorjana Bojanovska Popovska (Central European University, Budapest) - Religion and citizenship in modern liberal democracies: Why religion should or should not matter? Interpretation of the European Court of Human Rights 
• Francesca Raimondo (Alma Mater-Università di Bologna) - Faith, identity and citizenship: Ishaq and beyond 

Speakers
AH

Andrea Hrebickova

Law faculty, Palacky University Olomouc,
KT

Kyriaki Topidi

European Centre for Minority Issues
DB

Dorjana Bojanovska Popovska

Central European University, Budapest
FR

Francesca Raimondo

Alma Mater-Università di Bologna


Tuesday March 5, 2019 10:45 - 12:45 GMT
Sala Bibliografia – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

10:45 GMT

#5/168 – Martin Luther on Church, Society and Power
The reformations, initiated by Martin Luther, changed the church and the society over 500 years ago, and his theology has been influential to European societies, churches, and theological thinking ever since. Debates on and questions about religious and political power, authority, and hierarchies played a significant role in the Reformation Era, in public spheres as well as in those considered private. Luther actively took part in these discussions. This panel presents perspectives on Luther’s works and writings regarding political and ecclesiastical leaders, power, and authority in the 16th century. The panel is open for papers focusing on Luther’s works on the relations of church, society and power.

Chair:
• Sini Mikkola (University of Helsinki)

Panelists:
• Sini Mikkola (University of Helsinki) - Bringing down the powerful: Luther against the elector of Brandenburg
• Tapio Leinonen (University of Helsinki) - Luther on just and fair leadership
• Kirsi Stjerna (California Lutheran University) - Luther and the Jews: issues of power

Speakers
SM

Sini Mikkola

University of Helsinki
TL

Tapio Leinonen

University of Helsinki
KS

Kirsi Stjerna

California Lutheran University


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

10:45 GMT

#5/182.4 – Science and Theology: Relationship and Contexts
Both religion and science have been means to improve the lives of human beings and to answer their questions about the human life and the surrounding world. There have been common aspects as well of opposite aspects between these two approaches. They have also had mutual influence on each other. The aim of the panel is to investigate the main features of harmony or conflict between S&R and to survey their reciprocal influence. Its main focus is the analysis of features of the debate both in the East and in West.Mohammed Bagheri (Iran, member of the scientific board of the Institute for the History of Science at the University of Tehran and professor of History of Mathematics and Astronomy) will chair and introduce the panel presenting a paper on the relationship between astronomy and theology.

Panelists:
• Kamran Amir Arjomand (Germany) - Scientific innovations versus divine miracles: a theological challenge in 19th century Iran 

Concluding remarks:
• Mohammad Bagheri (Institute for the History of Science, University of Tehran)
• Giuseppina Ferriello (Fscire)
 • Alba Fedeli (Hamburg Universität / Fscire)



Speakers
MB

Mohammad Bagheri

Institute for the History of Science, University of Tehran
AF

Alba Fedeli

Hamburg Universität / Fscire)


Tuesday March 5, 2019 10:45 - 12:45 GMT
Teatro San Leonardo Via S. Vitale, 63, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel, Islam
  • Language English
  • Language English

10:45 GMT

#5/194.2 – Technological enhancement of human condition: philosophical and theological challenges
Important advances in sciences and technology render today feasible intervention levels in human nature that were until recently unimaginable. Progress in genetic editing; neuroscientific neural mapping and functioning; device implants; pharmacology; and regenerative medicine – just to remind several among the most relevant fields – are deeply changing our understanding of human nature, nourishing new expectations and transforming social visions about ideal futures and the meaning of human life.The aim of this panel is to give some keys – from philosophy and theology – in order to respond the new challenges and opportunities emerging from such advances.

Chair:
• Luis Miguel Torró Ferrero (Pontificia Università Gregoriana)

Panelists:
• Sara Lumbreras (Universidad Pontificia Comillas)
• Lluís Oviedo Torró (Pontificia Università Antonianum)
• Ramón Lucas Lucas (Pontificia Università Gregoriana)
• Joao Vila Cha (Pontificia Università Gregoriana)
• Marius Dorobantu (Université de Strasbourg)
• David Lana Tuñón (Universidad Católica de Valencia)
• Luis Miguel Torró Ferrero (Pontificia Università Gregoriana)

Speakers
SL

Sara Lumbreras

Universidad Pontificia Comillas
LO

Lluís Oviedo Torró

Pontificia Università Antonianum
RL

Ramón Lucas Lucas

Pontificia Università Gregoriana
JV

Joao Vila Cha

Pontificia Università Gregoriana
MD

Marius Dorobantu

Université de Strasbourg
DL

David Lana Tuñón

Universidad Católica de Valencia
LM

Luis Miguel Torró Ferrero

Pontificia Università Gregoriana


  Panel

10:45 GMT

#5/218 – Approaches to Glory
Recent trends of religious studies focus the co-entailment of the Sacred and the Power as a Christian tradition internal process of problematically seeking the way(s) of facing the secular power. The Panel queries Glory paradigms as a trial of comprehending and functionalizing the Glory/kenosis rather than supernature/nature intertwining in different authors and periods Christologies, following the paths opened by the debate over the deeply structural challenge inside the Christianism between glory and kenosis as hierarchical and anarchical opposite strengths, not only reserved or resolved in the eschaton, but also dealing with basileus/ecclesia(e) or rather citizen/believer struggling stakes and issues. Ancient and modern paintings and writings will be sounded out in their approaches to Glory combining sacred and power representations, as suggested by H. U. Von Balthasar, K. Barth, K. Schmitt, E. Peterson, E. H. Kantorowicz and M. De Certeau.

Chair:
• Giuseppe Fulvio Accardi (Università di Padova)

Panelists:
• Isabella Adinolfi (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia) - La ricerca della gloria nelle Pensées di Pascal 
• Paolo Bettiolo (Università di Padova) - I colori della gloria: la luce nelle tradizioni esegetiche e teologiche della chiesa siroorientale 
• Giuseppe Fulvio Accardi (Università di Padova) - Percorsi della gloria. Teologia politica e retorica teologica in Pierre de Bérulle

Speakers
IA

Isabella Adinolfi

Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
PB

Paolo Bettiolo

Università di Padova
GF

Giuseppe Fulvio Accardi

Università di Padova


  Panel
  • Language Italian
  • Language Italian

10:45 GMT

#5/224.2 – Philosophy and art in context of primary and secondary religions
This panel approaches cultures such as Egyptian, Japanese, Mesopotamian and Hellenic, as a representatives of cultures based on “primary religions”. Primary religions are - as Assmann describes them - the ones that has “spontaneously evolved from prehistoric forms of worship”, are not the products of a intentional act of religious reform, and center around ritual instead of relying on a holy text and ethical norms inferred from it. The aim of this panel is to invastigate how various aspects of primary religions influence political thought, ethics, aesthetics etc. This essentially comparative and transcultural study is meant to examine the way in which primary religions affects different cultures and what is their possible impact on later philosophy.

Chair:
• Paweł Karpiński (Uniwersytet Jagielloński)

Panelists:
• Vanessa Del Prete Mainer (Instituto Universitario de Ciencias de las Religiones, UCM) - The iconography of fertility in the primary religions. The mother of goddess and her evolution
• Arkadiusz Hajda (Uniwersytet Wrocławski) - “Horror vacui” as a baggage of religious ideas in the decoration of Egyptian anthropoid coffins
• Tomasz Wasilewski (Uniwersytet Jagielloński) - Beautiful and Sublime, Beautiful and Ugly. An extrapolation of nietzschean method on aesthetics
• Cristina Expósito de Vicente (Instituto Universitario en Ciencias de las Religiones, Universidad Complutense de Madrid) - Ancient Aesthetics - the archaeological approach

Moderators
PK

Paweł Karpiński

Uniwersytet Jagielloński

Speakers
VD

Vanessa Del Prete Mainer

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
AH

Arkadiusz Hajda

Uniwersytet Wrocławski (University of Wrocław)
TW

Tomasz Wasilewski

Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie (Jagiellonian University in Krakow)
CE

Cristina Expósito de Vicente

Universidad Complutense de Madrid


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

10:45 GMT

#5/284.2 – Embodied Religious experiences: an historical perspective
This panel addresses the embodied and performative dimension of the sacred, both in its dynamical engagement with the Christian heritage and as an expression of the emergence of new “experiences of the sacred”, not always historically related to Christianity. The investigation focuses on patterns of performative actions which involve the human body and are embedded in a sacred space, exploring how both the human body and the physical space undergo symbolical and historical transformations as a result of a religious experience (as in the case of pilgrimages, liturgies, medieval and contemporary Passion performances). Bibliography:Thurfjell D. – Jackson P. (edd.), Religion on the borders, Stockholm 2009; Droogers A. – van Harkshamp A. (edd.), Methods for the Study of Religions Change, Sheffield 2014; Aronson-Lehavi S., Street Scenes: Late Medieval Acting and Performance, Palgrave 2011; Bino C., Il dramma e l’immagine. Teorie cristiane della rappresentazione (II-XI sec.), Torino 2015.

Chair:
• Renata Salvarani (European University of Rome)

Panelists:
• Ernesto Borghi (Associazioni Biblica Svizzera) - The body in the Christian Biblical textual tradition 
• Giuseppe Cecere (Alma Mater-Università di Bologna) - Body, Space and Soul in Muslim Mystics: on physical and physiological dimensions of “Khalwa” (Spiritual Retreat) 
• Laura Carnevale (Università degli Studi di Bari) - Saints and relics, pilgrims and animals: performative religious experiences at the sanctuary of St. Matthew the Apostle, Gargano (Apulia)
• Daniela Dumbrava (Istituto Toniolo / Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan) - Oesypus – materia medica for a magic healing of epilepsy revealed in some Macedo-Romanian texts 
• Renata Salvarani (European University of Rome) - Sacred imagines and urban space shaping: the use of icons during the processional lituyrgies of Rome in the Middle Ages 
• Carla Bino (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) - Word made scene. Playing the memory of the Passion through images. An historical comparison 
• Laura Peja (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) - Word made scene. Playing the memory of the Passion through images. An historical comparison 
• Vincenzo Matera (Alma Mater-Università di Bologna) - From Religion to Politics: Remarks on The Religions of the Oppressed by Vittorio Lanternari
• Paolo Calandruccio (European University of Rome) - Religion and crisis of presence in the perspective of Ernesto De Martino. A case study: the phenomenon of tarantism in the 1949 expedition to Lucania 
• Guido Traversa (European University of Rome) - The body in the philosophy of Antonin Artaud
• Susy Zanardo (European University of Rome) - The body of the gift. A philosophical and anthropological point of view for an historical perspective 

Speakers
EB

Ernesto Borghi

Associazioni Biblica Svizzera
GC

Giuseppe Cecere

Alma Mater-Università di Bologna
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Laura Carnevale

Università di Bari “Aldo Moro”
DD

Daniela Dumbrava

Istituto Toniolo / Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
RS

Renata Salvarani

European University of Rome
CB

Carla Bino

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
LP

Laura Peja

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
VM

Vincenzo Matera

Alma Mater-Università di Bologna
PC

Paolo Calandruccio

European University of Rome
GT

Guido Traversa

European University of Rome
SZ

Susy Zanardo

European University of Rome


  Panel

10:45 GMT

#5/296.2 – Rethinking the concept of God from the History of Religions: a Historical Approach to the Conceptual Debate
After having raised the question for God last year, we come up with a new proposal on the reflection of God(s) through the concrete examples of historical religions. In this panel we will deal with a broad diachronic reflection but through concrete historical cases: God(s) and religion(s) are two concepts that can be understood through historical practice. From the first historical manifestations of religions to the postmodern spiritual approaches, God(s) and religion(s) have established an interaction of mutual definition: how we understand the religious determines the understanding of the divine, and vice versa. We open this panel to all those communications that deal with this binomial [image-concept of God(s) / and the structure of “the religious”] in any historical stage with the aim of reaching methodological conclusions that overcome the interdisciplinary approaches to introduce ourselves in the core of Comparative History of Religions.

Chair:
• Francisco Javier Fernández Vallina (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Panelists:
• Vanessa Del Prete Mainer (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) - The conception of the Gods. Approach to the study of the divine comprehension and religion in ancient Mediterranean cultures through the Comparative History of Religion
• Belén Cuenca Abellán (Universidad Pablo Olavide) - Cistercians and Almohads: a New Conception of God in Mediterranean Setting through Religious Architecture
• Cristina Expósito de Vicente (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) - Cult, Architecture and Colour: Evolution of the Synagoge in the Low and High Galilee from the First Century to the IV A.D.
• Rafael Antonio Flores Paz (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) - Confucian religious elements from the Collection of Literary Works of the Cheng brothers
• Rafael Ruiz Andrés (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) - When you believe in God but forget about religion: a reflection on the historical irruption of postmodern spirituality in Europe from the dichotomy modernity/tradition (1980-2000)
• Francisco Javier Fernández Vallina (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) - About God and Religions: Challenges between Patrimonial Memories and New Images and Spiritualities
• Ludwik Kostro (ATENEUM University of Higher Education / Gdansk University) - Nicholas of Cusa. His Absolute and Ecumenism
• Antonio Barnés Vázquez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) - Dialéctica Dios / religión en poemas hispánicos contemporáneos (Dialectic God/ Religion in Contemporary Hispanic Poems)
• Izara Batres (Universidad Camilo José Cela) - Poesía y construcción del ser: el fuego hacia la luz (Poetry and construction of being: fire towards light)

Speakers
VD

Vanessa Del Prete Mainer

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
BC

Belén Cuenca Abellán

Universidad Pablo Olavide
CE

Cristina Expósito de Vicente

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
RA

Rafael Antonio Flores Paz

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
RR

Rafael Ruiz Andrés

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
FJ

Francisco Javier Fernández Vallina

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
LK

Ludwik Kostro

ATENEUM University of Higher Education / Gdansk University
AB

Antonio Barnés Vázquez

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
IB

Izara Batres

Universidad Camilo José Cela


  Panel

10:45 GMT

#5/323 - Mysticism and Communication
Postmodernism has imposed a system of communication that contrasts with the internal processes of spiritual growth. The communication of the mystical and spiritual experience has created its own language. This explains why the experiences narrated by writers and Mystics are today the essential means of communication that give us access to the understanding of the relationship between spirituality, humanism, and culture. Due to their ability to communicate, it can be stated that writers and mystics have attained their human realization. We will highlight these voices allowing them to talk in our time, to dialogue with technology, science and to all those facts that influence the realization of every human. We will address them questions that affect us, relevant issues of our time and how they tried to respond. This panel will reflect on these challenges by prospects embracing theology, philosophy, communication and culture, especially from the field of literature.

Chair:
• Milagros Quintela Mathison (CITeS - University of Mysticism)

Panelists:
• Jerzy Nawojowski (CITeS - University of Mysticism) - The need to share: Collection of mystical letters of St. Teresa of Jesus 
• Antonio Kaddissy (CITeS - University of Mysticism) - The mystical language in contact with the human reality today 
• Míriam Díez Bosch (Blanquerna Observatory) - Spirituality and literature in three U.S. Writers: God in Emily Dickinson, Flannery O’Connor and Carson McCullers
• Yves Meessen (Université de Lorraine) - “Mystique” as experimental moment structured by speculative language” by speculative language (TBC) 

Moderators
MQ

Milagros Quintela Mathison

CITeS - University of Mysticism

Speakers
YM

Yves Meessen

Université de Lorraine
MD

Míriam Díez Bosch

Blanquerna Observatory
AK

Antonio Kaddissy

CITeS - University of Mysticism
JN

Jerzy Nawojowski

CITeS - University of Mysticism


Tuesday March 5, 2019 10:45 - 12:45 GMT
Refettorio – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel
  • Language Italian
  • Language Italian

10:45 GMT

#5/324.2 – Orthodoxy and Nationalistic ecclesiology. Challenging the globality of the 21th century
Conference organized by the CEMES - Center of Ecumenical, Missiological and Enviromental Studies

The birth of modern Autocephalous Churches has its origins in the ideological transitions of the 19th 20th cent. that enabled the growth of the Gospel in new public contexts. Recently, Orthodoxy was amongst the protagonists of the social-spiritual “rehabilitation” of Eastern Europe. However, the demand of Church emancipation often identified Church independency with religious nationalism or confessional rigidity. As a result Orthodoxy faces the pressure of a nationalistic view of the faith, that understands itself in opposition with the West, in favour of local Orthodoxies and a peculiar political Orthodoxy. The panel welcomes proposals principally on the following topics: 1. In which way should be understood the concept of Autocephaly? 2. Can Orthodox synodality work beyond the “national Church” paradigm? 3. What challenges present for the Orthodox Church the current local conflicts (the “Ukrainian issue and the “Macedonian Church”)? 4. Was is the main Orthodox understanding of the West?

Chair:
• Dimitrios Keramidas (Pontificia Università Angelicum / Hellenic Open University)

Panelists:
• Petros Vassiliadis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki / Program on “Orthodox Ecumenical Theology” of IHU) - Nationalism vs. Ecumenical Universalism after the Ukrainian Crisis 
• Gregorios Papathomas (University of Athens / Institute of Orthodox Theology “St. Sergius”) - From the Ecclesial Autocephaly of communion to the National Autocephaly of division of the Church (De l’Autocéphalie ecclésiale de communion à l’Autocéphalie nationale de partitionnement de l’Église) 
• Georgică Grigoriță (University of Bucharest) - Autocephaly and primacy in the Orthodox Church: canonical provisions, subsequent developments and recent aspirations 

Moderators
DK

Dimitrios Keramidas

Pontificia Università Angelicum / Hellenic Open University

Speakers
PV

Petros Vassiliadis

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki / Program on “Orthodox Ecumenical Theology” of IHU
GP

Gregorios Papathomas

University of Athens / Institute of Orthodox Theology “St. Sergius”
GG

Georgică Grigoriță

University of Bucharest

Sponsors

  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

10:45 GMT

#5/362.2 – Yawmo Suryoyo Trayono d-Bologna II: Syriac Asceticism and Monasticism
In this panel, scholars will discuss the theme of Syriac asceticism and monasticism in history from various perspectives. This discussion will open an arena of debate to argue scholarly and pastorally the question of Syriac monasticism from historical, liturgical and spiritual dimensions. This will help St Ignatius Theological Academy (Sweden) and Salzburg MA Syriac Theology Programme (Austria) to clarify many critical issues concerning the reality of monasticism in the Syriac Churches nowadays especially in the diaspora and trying to draw a possible vision for future.

Chair:
• Rabban Saliba Er (University of Vienna)

Panelists:
• Mor Polycarpus Augin Aydin (Salzburg Syriac Programme / Sankt Ignatios Academy) - Between Syriac Liturgy and Monastic Profession Order 
• Robert Kitchen (Sankt Ignatios Academy) - The Reading List - Ascetical Reading at Mar Behnam Monastery 
 Ephrem A. Ishac (Fscire) - Bana Qyama in Horizon of Syriac Monasticism
• Vittorio Berti (Università di Padova) - The Rule of John of Dalyatha in the Context of Syriac Monasticism 

Moderators
RS

Rabban Saliba Er

University of Vienna

Speakers
MP

Mor Polycarpus Augin Aydin

Salzburg Syriac Programme / Sankt Ignatios Academy
RK

Robert Kitchen

Sankt Ignatios Academy
VB

Vittorio Berti

Università di Padova


Tuesday March 5, 2019 10:45 - 12:45 GMT
Sala Riviste – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

10:45 GMT

#5/384.2 – Dialogue as an Approach to Social Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees: Notes from the Field
KAICIID Dialogue Centre

The purpose of this panel is to present various grass-roots experiences in working with migrants and refugees in several European countries. The panel will address main challenges as well as the role of NGOs and Faith Based organizations whose activities cover migration and refugee integration. Brining new insights from the fieldwork, the panel aims to bring better understanding of the active role of humanitarian organizations in migrant support through their programs.

Chair:
  • Johannes Langer (The International Dialogue Center - KAICIID)

Panelists:
  • Panteleimon Papasynefakis (Ecumenical Refugee Programme of Greek Orthodox Church)
  • Karl Zarhuber (Red Cross Austria)
  • Elizabeth Palugyay (Red Cross Austria)
  • Marina Liakis (Za’atar NGO / Orange House)
  • Carl Dahlbäck (God’s House)

Language: English

Moderators
JL

Johannes Langer

The International Dialogue Center; KAICIID

Speakers
PP

Panteleimon Papasynefakis

Ecumenical Refugee Programme of Greek Orthodox Church
CD

Carl Dahlbäck

God's House
ML

Marina Liakis

Za’atar NGO / Orange House
KZ

Karl Zarhuber

Red Cross Austria
EP

Elizabeth Palugyay

Red Cross Austria

Sponsors

  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

10:45 GMT

#5/435.7 - The Religious Experience Nowadays - Deconstructing Christianities
Panel organised by Centro Studi Confronti

In a continuous migrating world, knowledge of the closer and farther women and men’s “religious horizon” – or its shared experience – may help us, on the one hand, to avoid misunderstanding human words and gestures, perfumes and sounds; on the other hand, this knowledge could also arouse the deepest roots of Christian practices and theologies, today fossilized in a normalized and sterile “Eurocentric” dogmatic. Thus, the panel aims to discuss the Christian religious experience nowadays in its biblical, ethno-anthropological, and socio-historical roots, in order to better understand different human religious (Christian) sensitivities. Provisionally, we define as “religious experience” a daily, prereflexive and anticipating human disposition to relate itself to a “not given” world. Christianity and Judaism (although not exclusively) describe this world not immediately detectable by senses (according to rational Western parameters) as the “divine”. We believe that this “experience” is the core knot that keeps tied together the yarn of sensitive and the one of nonsensitive. Both the sensitive and the non-sensitive are described by people (single or group) according to culturally determined points of view (it does not exist a pure sensitive and a pure nonsensitive, both are expression of a socio-historical and cultural setting). Thus, by “experience of the sensitive” we mean the simple act of being in the world and its related consciousness; whereas, with “experience of the non-sensitive” we refer to the cultural ancestral horizon, “prereflexive” or “decided” (by faith or assent to a belief…), continuous revelation of human present and past far horizons.

Chair:
• Mauro Belcastro (Study Center Confronti - University of Turin)

Panelists:
• John Mbiti (University of Bern)
• Annalisa Butticci (University of Utrecht)


Moderators
MB

Mauro Belcastro

Study Center Confronti - University of Turin

Speakers
JM

John Mbiti

University of Bern
AB

Annalisa Butticci

University of Utrecht

Sponsors

  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

10:45 GMT

#5/440 - Bibical Exegesis and Systematic Theology: Avenues and Methodology
In continental European traditions, biblical exegesis and systematic theology have gone separate ways for many years. Recently, the conviction of their mutual relevance has gained momentum. The research unit Biblical Exegesis and Systematic Theology seeks to promote the interchange and interplay between exegesis and theology. Methodological difficulties arise, however. This panel seeks to address opportunities and challenges to formulate a way ahead.

Chair:
  • Arnold Huijgen (Theological University Apeldoorn)

Panelists:
  • Koert van Bekkum (Theological University Kampen) - What is the Relevance of Systematic Theology for Biblical Studies?
  • Hans Burger (Theological University Kampen) - What is the Relevance of Biblical Studies for Systematic Theology?
  • Arnold Huijgen (Theological University Apeldoorn) - Methodological Considerations for a Fruitful Cooperation Between Biblical Studies and Systematic Theology

Language: English

Speakers
AH

Arnold Huijgen

Theological University Apeldoorn
HB

Hans Burger

Theological University Apeldoorn
KV

Koert van Bekkum

Theological University Apeldoorn


Tuesday March 5, 2019 10:45 - 12:45 GMT
Sala Archivio – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel

11:45 GMT

#5/221 – Jörg Rüpke, Pantheon. Una nuova storia della religione romana, Einaudi, 2018
Le religioni del mondo romano e dell’intero Mediterraneo dall’età del Ferro alla piena affermazione del cristianesimo. Un modo innovativo di comprendere l’idea di religione antica, collegando le forme individuali e collettive di culto al piú ampio contesto dei mutamenti politici, economici e sociali di oltre un millennio di storia.

Discussants:
• Alessandro Saggioro (Università di Roma-Sapienza)
• Francoise Van Haeperen (Université catholique de Louvain)
• Claudia Santi (Università degli Studi della Campania)
• Luca Arcari (Università Federico II Napoli)
• Roberto Alciati (Università degli Studi di Firenze)

Respondent:
• Cristiana Facchini (Alma Mater-Università di Bologna)



Moderators
CF

Cristiana Facchini

Alma Mater-Università di Bologna

Speakers
AS

Alessandro Saggioro

Università di Roma-Sapienza
FV

Francoise Van Haeperen

Université catholique de Louvain
CS

Claudia Santi

Università degli Studi della Campania
LA

Luca Arcari

Università Federico II Napoli
RA

Roberto Alciati

Università degli Studi di Firenze


Tuesday March 5, 2019 11:45 - 12:45 GMT
Piano Terra, 116 – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Author Meets Critique

11:45 GMT

#5/404 – Author Meets Critique Giuseppe Veltri, Libera Pisano, L’ebraismo come scienza. Cultura e politica in Leopold Zunz, Paideia, 2019
The first Italian introduction to the works of Leopold Zunz, the founder of the Wissenschaft des Judentums. The volume contains also the first Italian translations of Etwas über die rabbinische Literatur and other essays, in which the innovative purpose of Zunz’s contribution clearly emerges. He turned Judaism into a scientific object, worthy of being examined under a philological, historical and political perspectives. Through a rigorous study of tradition, a meticulous search for sources and a careful bibliographic analysis, Zunz has highlighted the interdisciplinary relationships and historical contaminations that have made Judaism a dynamic and heterogeneous field and a constituent element of the history of Europe. It was precisely this interweaving that assumed a decisive political role for the emancipation of the Jews: only an adequate understanding of Judaism could lead - according to Zunz - to a conscious reform of society, which would protect the Jews from all present and future discrimination

Discussants:
• Saverio Campanini
• Chiara Adorisio

Respondent:
• Libera Pisano (Universität Hamburg, Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies-Jewish Scepticism)

Language: Italian

Moderators
Speakers
LP

Libera Pisano

Universität Hamburg, Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies-Jewish Scepticism


Tuesday March 5, 2019 11:45 - 12:45 GMT
Museo Ebraico Via Valdonica, 1/5 40126 Bologna Italy
  Author Meets Critique
  • Language Italian
  • Language Italian

13:15 GMT

#5/427 – Keynote Lecture Individuals and Communities: What Did Contemporary Jewish Thought Bring to Political Theory?
This talk will discuss the ways in which Jewish philosophers contributed to political theory in the twentieth century. It focuses on the philosophical debates that developed in the early part of the century about political Zionism, later about the socialist experience of Kibbutz in Palestine, and finally about social justice in the last decades of the twentieth century. It aims at showing how these questions led such thinkers as Martin Buber and Michael Walzer to borrow from Jewish thought in order to develop their conceptions of how individuals belong to social, political, and cultural communities, and what role the state plays in modern liberal societies.

Lecturer:
 • Sophie Nordmann

Bio: Sophie Nordmann teaches Jewish thought and philosophy at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris (PSL Research University). Her research focuses particularly on German Jewish philosophers (H. Cohen, F. Rosenzweig, G. Scholem) in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and on the relation between Jewish thought and philosophy in French contemporary thought (Ecole juive de Paris, A. Neher, E. Levinas). Her most recent book is Levinas et la philosophie judéo-allemande (Paris: Vrin, 2017).



Moderators
  Keynote Lecture
  • Language English
  • Language English

14:30 GMT

#5/336.1 – Faith and religious freedom between music and concentration Camps
Documentary film “Maestro” projection – directed by Alexandre Valenti – distributed by Institute Luce Cinecitta’

Chair:
  • Angela Patrizia Tavani (Università di Bari)

Language: English / Italian

Moderators
AP

Angela Patrizia Tavani

Università di Bari Aldo Moro

Tuesday March 5, 2019 14:30 - 16:30 GMT
Teatro San Leonardo Via S. Vitale, 63, 40125 Bologna BO
  On Screen

14:30 GMT

#5/009.3 – Modern Philosophy of Religion: Topics - Methods - Concepts
Conference organised by The European Society for Philosophy of Religion (ESPR)

Philosophy of Religion is one of the major European ways to reflect on the meaning of religion in general, but as well to discuss philosophically all the questions of life, which are part of religions. This panel is organised by the European Society for Philosophy of Religion (ESPR) and wants to bring together people from different backgrounds to give space for a joint reflection on topics, methods and concepts of today’s Philosophy of Religion.

Chair:
• Hans-Peter Grosshans (WWU Münster)

Panelists:
 • Yiftach Fehige (Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Toronto) - Thought experiments in contemporary philosophy of religion
• Andrea Vestrucci (UC Berkeley) - Theology, Science and Logic in the Barth-Scholz argument
• Ryan Haecker (Peterhouse, University of Cambridge) - The Logic of the Logos: A New Theology of Logic



Moderators
Speakers
YF

Yiftach Fehige

University of Toronto
RH

Ryan Haecker

Peterhouse, University of Cambridge
AV

Andrea Vestrucci

UC Berkeley

Sponsors
E

ESPR

The European Society for Philosophy of Religion


  Panel

14:30 GMT

#5/011 – Traditional instruments and new challenges: The squaring of the circle?
Religious diversity and integration issues are undoubtedly amongst the most salient ones on today’s political agenda in particular because of the challenges posed by migrants and refugees. In search for fair accommodations of contemporary religious diversity in western societies, this panel aims to bridge studies conducted in the field of historical, religious minorities and among new religious communities stemming from more recent migration flows. In particular, this panel addresses the question whether it is beneficial and meaningful to compare and extend to religious migrant communities policies, institutional accommodations and legal frameworks conceived by and/or for old religious groups such as the Jewish rabbinical court (Beth Din), the Muslim Sharia councils in Western Trace or the UK, and the Catholic Roman Rota in Italy. The panel is open to contributions from different disciplines in a comparative and/or single case perspective.

Co-Chair:
• Roberta Medda-Windischer (EURAC Research / Institute for Minority Rights)
• Kerstin Wonisch (EURAC Research / Institute for Minority Rights)

Speakers:
• Eduardo J. Ruiz Vieytez (University of Deusto) - Religious diversity and minorities: definitions and gaps between freedom of religion and (human) rights of religious minorities 
• Yuksel Sezgin (Syracuse University) - Shari‘a in Non-Muslim Courts: Challenges, Opportunities and Prospects of Reform 
• Marcella Ferri (University of Bergamo; University of Firenze) - The European Court of Human Rights faced with the Sharia Law: some considerations in the light of universal human rights 
• Christos Tsevas (University of Strasbourg; University of Thrace) - Religious Diversity in Greece: Recent Developments and the Challenges of the MollaSali Case 
• Alicino Francesco (Libera Università Mediterranea-Jean Monnet; LUISS Guido Carli University) - The System of Bilateral Legislation Tested by ‘Neo’ Religious Groups. The Case of Italy
• Daniele Ferrari (Siena University) - Religious minorities from the past to the future: a new legal definition in international framework?


Moderators
RM

Roberta Medda-Windischer

EURAC Research / Institute for Minority Rights
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Kerstin Wonisch

Researcher, EURAC Research; Institute for Minority Rights

Speakers
EJ

Eduardo J. Ruiz Vieytez

University of Deusto
YS

Yuksel Sezgin

Syracuse University
MF

Marcella Ferri

University of Bergamo; University of Firenze
CT

Christos Tsevas

University of Strasbourg; University of Thrace
AF

Alicino Francesco

Libera Università Mediterranea-Jean Monnet; LUISS Guido Carli University
DF

Daniele Ferrari

Siena University


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

14:30 GMT

#5/034.3 – Philosophy of Religious Experience: Contemporary Debates
Panel Organised by the Italian Society for Philosophy of Religion - Associazione Italiana di Filosofia della Religione (AIFR)

Religious Experience is a relevant topic in many academic areas, ranging from Philosophy of Religion to Epistemology, from Religious Studies to Cognitive Science. We will take into account different philosophical interpretations of religious experiences, especially those based on a set of theistic beliefs. We will also discuss some epistemological issues related with religious experience and the rational plausibility of the latter in the light of contemporary naturalism. Moreover, we will try to explain the difference between ordinary religious experiences, deep experiences and mystical experiences. In this view, we will consider some theological interpretations of religious experience in different religious contexts.

Chair:
• Mario Micheletti (Università di Siena)

Panelists:
• Tomasz Niezgoda (Jagiellonian University) - Eric Voegelin’c Concept of Theophanic Event
• Maria Chatziapostolou (Orthodox Academy of Crete) - The existential quest of man and the risk of God



Moderators
MM

Mario Micheletti

Università di Siena

Speakers
TN

Tomasz Niezgoda

Jagiellonian University
MC

Maria Chatziap​ostolou

Orthodox Academy of Crete

Sponsors

  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

14:30 GMT

#5/071 – Prospettive per la teologia, alla luce dal proemio della costituzione apostolica “Veritatis gaudium” di papa Francesco (8.12.2017)
The panel aims to promote a dialogue about the consequences deriving from the preface (“proemio”) of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Constitution “Veritatis Gaudium” (12th december 2017) for the practice of theology.

Chair:
• Riccardo Battocchio (Facoltà Teologica del Triveneto)

Discussants:
• Oreste Aime (Facoltà Teologica Italia Settentrionale - Torino)
 • Paolo Boschini (Facoltà Teologica dell’Emilia Romagna)
• Valentino Bulgarelli (Facoltà Teologica dell’Emilia Romagna)
• Massimo Epis (Facoltà Teologica dell’Italia Settentrionale - Milano)
• Enrico Riparelli (Istituto Superiore di Scienze Religiose di Padova)
• Roberto Tommasi (Facoltà Teologica del Triveneto)


Moderators
RB

Riccardo Battocchio

Facoltà Teologica del Triveneto

Speakers
OA

Oreste Aime

Facoltà Teologica Italia Settentrionale - Torino
PB

Paolo Boschini

Facoltà Teologica dell’Emilia Romagna
VB

Valentino Bulgarelli

Facoltà Teologica dell'Emilia Romagna
ME

Massimo Epis

Facoltà Teologica dell’Italia Settentrionale - Milano
ER

Enrico Riparelli

Istituto Superiore di Scienze Religiose di Padova
RT

Roberto Tommasi

Facoltà Teologica del Triveneto


Tuesday March 5, 2019 14:30 - 16:30 GMT
Sala Riviste – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel
  • Language Italian
  • Language Italian

14:30 GMT

#5/120.1 – What is Theology? The Quest for Hermeneutics in Orthodox Theology
The panel aims to discuss: a) the role of theological hermeneutics within Orthodox systematic theology; b) the relationship between theology and philosophy in an Orthodox context; c) the normative character of Patristic thought in Orthodox theology; d) the relationship between Orthodox approaches to theological hermeneutics and analogous approaches in other Christian traditions; and Tradition and history in their connection to interpretation and the Church.

Chair:
• Nikolaos Asproulis (Volos Academy for Theological Studies)

Panelists:
• Thomas Cattoi (Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University) - Context or tradition? The importance of “ressourcement” in the era of contextual theology 
• Ivana Noble (Protestant Theological Faculty, Charles University) - The Role of Humility in Dogmatic Theology 
• Tim Noble (Charles University) - The Role of Humility in Dogmatic Theology 
• Viorel Coman (KU Leuven) - The Concept of ‘Open Sobornicity’ as an Hermeneutic of Receptivity in Orthodox Theology 
• Michael Borowski (Indipendent Researcher) - What is Theology? The Quest for theological method and theological hermeneutics in Evangelical Theology

Respondent:
• Brandon Gallaher (University of Exeter)



Moderators
NA

Nikolaos Asproulis

Volos Academy for Theological Studies

Speakers
MB

Michael Borowski

independent Researcher
TC

Thomas Cattoi

Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University; Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
IN

Ivana Noble

Charles University of Prague
TN

Tim Noble

Charles University of Prague
avatar for Viorel Coman

Viorel Coman

KU Leuven
BG

Brandon Gallaher

University of Exeter


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

14:30 GMT

#5/148.1 – Law & Religion: Public theology and natural law
This panel considers James K.A. Smith’s Cultural Liturgies (Desiring the King, Imagining the King, Awaiting the King) and discusses the potential for scholars in Law and Religion to engage with his public theology along the lines of the legal-theological approach as recently suggested by Stefanus Hendrianto in the journal Law and Method. The panel examines Smith’s reservations concerning natural law doctrine as can be found in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, among other traditions. It explores the potential to use perspectives from Smith’s public theology – in connection with other Christians thinkers such as Augustine – as a legal-theoretical alternative to ideas advanced by Ronald Dworkin and Jürgen Habermas. It will further consider the relevance of Smith’s work in the more general context of public administration. The organizers welcome paper proposals engaging other public theologies than Smith’s, as long as the focus remains on their potential for law and religion scholarship.

Chair:
• Hans-Martien ten Napel (University of Leiden)

Panelists:

• Leonard Taylor (Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway) - Christian Poiesis: A Reading of Awaiting the King. Imagining with the Cultivation of a Posture the New Political Community through the Prism of Catholic Political and Liturgical Thought’ 
• Neville Rochow (Notre Dame Law School) - Australia – A ReImagining of Rawls’ Veil of Unknowing and Original Position 
• Michael Borowski (Indipendent Researcher) - Mining “the Kingdom” – Appropriating James K.A. Smith’s Trilogy for an Ethical Foundation of (German) Public Administration 
• Mariëtta D.C. van der Tol (University of Cambridge) - Conceptions of National Belonging in Protestant Political Thought 
• Hans-Martien ten Napel (Leiden University) - What’s Wrong with James K.A. Smith’s Criticism of Natural Law?’ 
• Yaron Catane (Bar Ilan University) - The New Dimensions of Public Religion in the Public Sphere



Moderators
avatar for Hans-Martien ten Napel

Hans-Martien ten Napel

Associate Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law, University of Leiden
Hans-Martien ten Napel, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Before his transfer to the law faculty, he taught at a Department of Political Science and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Minda de Gunzburg... Read More →

Speakers
LT

Leonard Taylor

Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway
NR

Neville Rochow

Notre Dame Law School; University of Adelaide
MB

Michael Borowski

independent Researcher
MD

Mariëtta D.C. van der Tol

University of Cambridge
avatar for Yaron Catane

Yaron Catane

PHD candidate, Bar-Ilan University
Rabbi Yaron Catane is a researcher in Law and Religion issues in Israel and is currently completing his PHD at Bar Ilan University Law school.His interests are especially related to the place of religion in the public sphere, the relationship between state and religion, and interreligious... Read More →


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

14:30 GMT

#5/179.1 – New Trends in Religion and Environment
Pope Francis’ Laudato Si and the spiritually-powered nonviolent resistance at Standing Rock are two recent examples that illustrate that religion is playing an increasingly important public role in care for the environment. Research in Religion and Environment (or, Religion and Ecology) is also an internationally growing field. This panel session brings together recent European and North American scholarship that uniquely appropriates two illuminating themes — violence and emotions — to reexamine the relationship between religion and the environment.

Chair:
• Panu Pihkala (University of Helsinki)

Panelists:
• Kevin O’Brien (Pacific Lutheran University) - Non-violence in the era of climate change
• Paul Martens (Baylor University) - “Slow violence” and peaceful ontologies
• Courtney O’Dell-Chaib (Syracuse University) - Environmental trauma, haunting, and oddkin
• Panu Pihkala (University of Helsinki) - Eco-anxiety, hope, and religion
• Julia Itel (Institute of Religious Studies, University of Montreal) - A new typology of contemporary spirituality: the “humano-ethical conscience” (“conscience humano-éthique”)
• Nepolean James Raj (KU Leuven) - Glorified Virgin Mary and Disfigured Mother Earth: The Significance of Mary for Fostering Harmony between Humanity and Earth


Speakers
KO

Kevin O’Brien

Pacific Lutheran University
PM

Paul Martens

Baylor University
CO

Courtney O’Dell-Chaib

Syracuse University
PP

Panu Pihkala

University of Helsinki
JI

Julia Itel

Institute of Religious Studies, University of Montreal


Tuesday March 5, 2019 14:30 - 16:30 GMT
Sala Archivio – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

14:30 GMT

#5/180 – The Religion of Others
From their very beginnings, Christianity and Islam have developed and expanded in the midst of other religions – as predecessors, competitors, targets for conversion, or as parallel traditions to be tolerated if not respected. The concrete historical circumstances have given rise to different modes of competition and coexistence, but even more particularly to different understandings – or misunderstandings – of these other religious traditions. The various papers presented here will explore the various, and sometimes shifting, ways in which Christians and Muslims have managed their relationships and attempted to comprehend other religions.

Chair:
• Robert Launay (Northwestern University)

Panelists:
• Robert Launay (Northwestern University) - Between the Diabolic and the Divine: Early missionary accounts of Native American religion
• André Chappatte (ZMO Berlin) - Le Caillou, the maquis of [Christian] civil servants in the Muslim town of Odienné
• Hafsa Oubou (Northwestern University) - The Teaching of Islam in Francophone Belgium: Education Reforms and the Muslim Youth
• Benedikt Pontzen (University of Bayreuth) - How One Religion Sees Another: Muslims’ Framings of African Traditional Religion” in Asante (Ghana)
• Felicitas Becker (Universiteit Gent) - Death and spectacle in debates on the nature of ‘true religion’ in Tanzania



Speakers
avatar for Robert Launay

Robert Launay

Professor of anthropology, Northwestern University
Islam, West Africa, history of anthropology, early modern Europe
HO

Hafsa Oubou

Northwestern University
BP

Benedikt Pontzen

University of Bayreuth
FB

Felicitas Becker

Universiteit Gent


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

14:30 GMT

#5/186 – Historical genesis of the UGCC
The research considers a very important factor of the international activity of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) - which actively supports, along with its parishes, the most positive trends in state policy. Spiritual openness of the people is determined not only by mentality, tradition or symbols, but also by axiological reference points, which in their content are Christian in both Ukraine and Europe. Worldview phenomenon of human integration of cultural identity is formed under the influence of historical, sociopolitical, economic and other factors inherent in every ethnic group, state or region. Actually, the sociocultural features of our society actualize the study of the problem of spirituality. The UGCC by its nature is eastern not only by the rite, but also by its spirituality, which is why it puts on itself the task of reviving the centuries-old East Christian spirituality inherent in the Ukrainian people. It is the ontological rather than the psychological basis of spirituality that defines it not as a state of mind, but as a real application of theological or Christian principles to the life of each individual.

Chair:
• Vitaly Tomnyuk (National Academy for Public Administration under the President of Ukraine)

Panelists:
• Hlib Starovoit (National University of Physical Education and Sport of Ukraine)
• Volodymyr Verbitskiy (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv)



Moderators
VT

Vitaly Tomnyuk

National Academy for Public Administration under the President of Ukraine

Speakers
HS

Hlib Starovoit

National University of Physical Education and Sport of Ukraine
VV

Volodymyr Verbitskiy

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

14:30 GMT

#5/200 – Violence and Grace in the Human Condition
The aims of this panel are to put classical concepts of theological anthropology such as grace and “original sin” in conversation with contemporary thinkers such as Giorgio Agamben, Terry Eagleton, Réne Girard, Rowan Williams. The objective is to create a network of multidisciplinary research to seek the relevance of theological resources to the understanding of contemporary social and political thinking.

Chair:
• Fáinche Ryan (Trinity College Dublin)

Panelists:
• Cornelius Casey (Trinity College Dublin) - On Walter Benjamin: Hope without Optimism
• Michael Kirwan (Heythrop College) - Anarchic Christ and Sabbath Rest: Non-Violent Politics in Agamben and Girard
• Martin McKeever (Accademia Alfonsiana) - Violence, the Cycle of Grace: the Peace Ministry of Fr Alec Reid in Northern Ireland
• Fáinche Ryan (Trinity College Dublin) - Truth, Lies, Violence


Speakers
CC

Cornelius Casey

Trinity College Dublin
MK

Michael Kirwan

Heythrop College
MM

Martin McKeever

Accademia Alfonsiniana
FR

Fáinche Ryan

Trinity College Dublin


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

14:30 GMT

#5/222 – Telling Mediterranean Dissent in Early Modern Age. Strategic contributions to early modern religious history
This panel aims to present the results of our last studies on early modern religious, political and literary history of dissent: we are talking about the last contributions our research group provided revolving around strategic and particular fields. Bearing in mind the different backgrounds of the panel’s participants, we are discussing with scholars who are external to the group but who will take care of the introduction and of the conclusion.

In order to encourage comparison among us as well as between us and the public, the panel will be organized in this way:

1. Introduction 2. Telling the XVIth Century Protestant Reformation 3. Heretics, dissidents and inquisitors in Public Digital Humanities 4. Making inquisitorial prosopography 5. New perspectives in European Reformation’s History 6. Conclusion

Chair:
• Domizia Weber (Indipendent Scholar)

Panelists:
• Daniele Santarelli (Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli) - Introduction
• Hermann Heinrich Schwedt (Archivi della Diocesi di Limburg-Frankfurt) - Making Inquisitorial Prosopography
• Domizia Weber (Indipendent Scholar) - Telling the XVIth century Protestant Reformation
• Luca Al Sabbagh (Università di Trento) - Heretics, dissidents and Inquisitors in Public Digital Humanities
• Francesca Sbardella (Alma Mater-Università di Bologna) - Conclusion

Discussant:
Francesca Sbardella (Alma Mater-Università di Bologna)

Speakers
FS

Francesca Sbardella

Alma Mater-Università di bologna
LA

Luca Al Sabbagh

Università di Trento
DS

Daniele Santarelli

Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
HH

Hermann Heinrich Schwedt

Archivi della Diocesi di Limburg-Frankfurt
DW

Domizia Weber

Indipendent Scholar


Tuesday March 5, 2019 14:30 - 16:30 GMT
Sala Bibliografia – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel
  • Language Italian
  • Language Italian

14:30 GMT

#5/224.3 – Philosophy and art in context of primary and secondary religions
This panel approaches cultures such as Egyptian, Japanese, Mesopotamian and Hellenic, as a representatives of cultures based on “primary religions”. Primary religions are - as Assmann describes them - the ones that has “spontaneously evolved from prehistoric forms of worship”, are not the products of a intentional act of religious reform, and center around ritual instead of relying on a holy text and ethical norms inferred from it. The aim of this panel is to invastigate how various aspects of primary religions influence political thought, ethics, aesthetics etc. This essentially comparative and transcultural study is meant to examine the way in which primary religions affects different cultures and what is their possible impact on later philosophy.

Chair:
• Paweł Karpiński (Uniwersytet Jagielloński)

Panelists:
• Andrea Czaja (Uniwersytet Jagielloński) - The clash of two worlds. Spanish-Aztec War in source materials 
• Michał Fiołek (Uniwersytet Jagielloński) - The Book and the Cult: discussion on the definitions of Gnosticism 
• Alicja Neumann (Uniwersytet Jagielloński) - Official, religious sage or philosopher? About the Adequacy of the “Philosopher” Category in Reference to Ancient Egyptian Thinkers



Moderators
PK

Paweł Karpiński

Uniwersytet Jagielloński

Speakers
AC

Andrea Czaja

Uniwersytet Jagielloński
MF

Michał Fiołek

Uniwersytet Jagielloński
AN

Alicja Neumann

Uniwersytet Jagielloński


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

14:30 GMT

#5/231 – Beyond Devotion I. Texts of the Religious Literary Communities in the 16th and 17th Century PolishLithuanian Commonwealth - Literary Contexts
Panel Beyond Devotion I is dedicated to secular and religious writings of secular authors as well as those originating from religious orders and clergy. Main interest lies in exploring different genres of the early modern Polish and Lithuanian sermons, novels, emblem books and situating this heritage in a social and literary context through its material presence in manuscript and print. All papers and discussion will be held in English.

Chair:
• Marta Wojtkowska-Maksymik (Uniwersytet Warszawski)

Panelists:
• Kristina Rutkovska (Vilnius University) - Beginnings of Postilography in Lithuania. Konstantinas Sirvydas’ Postil in the Background of European Polstilography
• Ona Daukšienė (Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore, Vilnius) – “Binarius Chalecianus“ (1648, Vilnae) as Representation of Individual Piety: Unique Case of Post-Tridentine Mariology. 
• Łukasz Cybulski (Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego) - Editing the Novels of Tomasz Nargielewicz OP (†1700) 
• Grażyna Łabęcka-Jóźwiakowska (Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences) – Between Confessions: Poet Sebastianus Sulmircensis Acernus and his Work



Moderators
MW

Marta Wojtkowska-Maksymik

Uniwersytet Warszawski

Speakers
KR

Kristina Rutkovska

Vilnius University
LC

Łukasz Cybulski

Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego
GL

Grażyna Łabęcka-Jóźwiakowska

Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences
OD

Ona Daukšienė

Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore, Vilnius


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

14:30 GMT

#5/240 – Pentecostalism and Pentecostalization. A rilevant religious phaenomenon of the Christianity
To present the impact of Pentecostalism on contemporary Christianity and the importance of its contribution to the spreading of the Gospel on a worldwide level; to point out the significance that this phenomenon has had in Europe and the challenges it poses both in ecumenical and interreligious dialogue.The presentations will focus on interventions by scholars who will highlight the theological proposal and spirituality of Pentecostalism, the intercultural characteristics of its expansion, the historical and sociological aspects of its growth.

Chair: 
  • Carmine Napolitano (Pentecostal Faculty of Religious Sciences) 

Panelists:
  • Carmine Napolitano (Pentecostal Faculty of Religious Sciences) - Pentecostalism and Religious Freedom in Italy
  • Paolo Mauriello (Pentecostal Faculty of Religious Sciences) - Pentecostalism and Pastoral Formation
  • William P. Atkinson (London School of Theology / European Pentecostal Theological Association) - How European is Pentecostalism?
  • Sanna Urvas (University of Helsinki) - Neo-Charismatic concept of Strategic Warfare prayer and a critical response by Classical Pentecostalism

Language: English / Italian

Speakers
PM

Paolo Mauriello

Pentecostal Faculty of Religious Sciences
WP

William P. Atkinson

London School of Theology; European Pentecostal Theological Association
SU

Sanna Urvas

University of Helsinki
CN

Carmine Napolitano

Pentecostal Faculty of Religious Sciences


  Panel

14:30 GMT

#5/243.1 –Intellectuals, artists, (still) secret agents between the 16th and 18th centuries
The panel is thematically linked to the initiatives that have examined the contribution of the Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani (and its future prospects) to historical knowledge in Italy. These initiatives begun with the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana (1925-2015) by Giovanni Treccani. With a rather broad periodization ranging from the late 16th century to the 18th century, historians will reflect on the peculiarity of certain items published to date in the DBI, on the meaning and usefulness of the biography for historical investigation and on figures to whom adequate space has yet to be dedicated.

Chair:
• Davide Dainese (Alma Mater-Università di Bologna)

Panelists:
• Alessandra Squizzato - Tra quadreria e accademia: i copisti attivi per Federico Borromeo 
• Marzia Giuliani - “L’idea del segretario” nella chiesa del secondo Cinquecento. Il caso di Bartolomeo Zucchi 
• Alice Blythe Raviola - Botero e la Serenissima. Note sulla Relazione del mare
• Massimo Moretti - Antonio Maria Graziani (1537-1611): segretario e alter ego del Cardinale Montalto
• Simona Negruzzo - Una penna aguzza: vita e opere del gesuita Francesco Maria Zaccaria


Tuesday March 5, 2019 14:30 - 16:30 GMT
Refettorio – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel

14:30 GMT

#5/259 –Economic Justice and the Church Today: Ecumenical Perspectives on Ecclesiology and Ethics
Our world has never seen greater wealth and yet at the same time it has never seen greater inequality. Enormous wealth is becoming concentrated in the hands of fewer and fewer individuals, corporations and states. The gap between rich and poor within societies and between global regions becomes ever wider, leading to a range of further devastating social developments such as mass migration, conflict and environmental damage. How can and should Christian churches confront these alarming trends more effectively today? What models of orthopraxis and solidarity should be promoted to advance economic justice for these times? How might different churches best collaborate in taking a courageous stand and promoting news ways of understanding our interconnectedness and therefore shared responsibilities to counter what Pope Francis has called the ‘cult of money’ along with countering the dehumanizing and rampant capitalism that is so rapidly eroding social fabric and harmony in our century?

Chair:
• Gerard Mannion (Ecclesiological Investigations Network / Georgetown University)

Panelists:
• Porsiana Beatrice (CSRP, University of St. Andrews) - Pope Francis: From the Globalization of Indifference to the Globalization of Empathy
• Celia Deane Drummond (University of Notre Dame) - Recovering Practical Wisdom for Sustainable Futures: Some Steps Towards Economic Justice
• Matthew Eaton (King’s College, Pennsylvania) - Animal Economies: Laudato si’ and Consuming the More-than-Human
• Martyn Percy (University of Oxford) - The Religion of Trump



Moderators
GM

Gerard Mannion

Ecclesiological Investigations Network / Georgetown University

Speakers
P

P.B.

CSRP, University of St. Andrews
CD

Celia Deane Drummond

University of Notre Dame
ME

Matthew Eaton

King’s College, Pennsylvania
MP

Martyn Percy

University of Oxford


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

14:30 GMT

#5/319.1 – Christian Doctrine and the Socio-Political Context of the Global South: Conversations for Transformation
The panel examines several key issues in the debate about the relationship between Christian doctrine and the political sphere in the global South. It aims to engage critically with some of the traditional doctrines of Christianity – for example, the doctrine of Trinity, the person of Christ and the universal significance of his saving work, the identity and mission of the Church as sacrament of the world – in order to locate and make sense of them within the political history and context of the global South. In so doing, the panel seeks to respond to one of the deep-seated assumptions that, the task of ensuring and fostering the development and progress of people in the global South context belongs legitimately to the jurisdiction of politics, and that Christianity can only make an ‘individualised’ contribution to the field of politics.

Chair:
• Stephan van Erp (KU Leuven)

Panelists:
• Anthony Atansi (KU Leuven) - Transforming Christ: Christological Grounding for Social Transformative Praxis in Africa
• Frances Diaz (KU Leuven) - The Role of Mary in Mindanao Peace Process
• Wilson Angelo Espiritu (KU Leuven) - Salvific Execution?: Popular Soteriology and the War on Drugs in the Philippines

Respondents:
• Chibueze Udeani (Universität Würzburg)
• Benno van den Toren (Protestant Theological University)



Moderators
SV

Stephan van Erp

Professor of Fundamental Theology | Edward Schillebeeckx Chair, KU Leuven | Radboud University Nijmegen

Speakers
FD

Frances Diaz

KU Leuven
WA

Wilson Angelo Espiritu

Doctorandi, KU Leuven
CU

Chibueze Udeani

Universität Würzburg
BV

Benno van den Toren

Protestant Theological University


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

14:30 GMT

#5/341.1 – Non æstus, non frigora, non pluviæ : the “necessary” practice of the pastoral visit within the organization of the dioceses and of the post-Tridentine religious institutes
The pastoral visit is an essential instrument for the propaganda and strengthening of religious discipline against heresy, and also one of the fundamental decrees of the Catholic Reformation. It is an extraordinary source for historians of several disciplines, and represents a wealth of information for the study of religious spirituality as well as ecclesiastical institutions, art and society. It records a wide variety of aspects, some of which are less thoroughly studied in literature. The visit is first and oremost a journey, with its preparations, its ceremonials, its stages, but also its practical needs, its costs, its hassles, even its adventures. It is customary to refer to the practice of pastoral visits in the diocesan dimension, but it should not be forgotten that similar visits were made annually by religious orders, men and women, especially when organized in a centralized administration whose virtual borders overlap with those of states, nations and dioceses.

Chair:
• François-Xavier Carlotti (Laboratoire de Recherche Historique Rhône-Alpes, Lyon)
• Roberto Caterino (Independent Scholar)

Panelists:
• François-Xavier Carlotti (Laboratoire de Recherche Historique Rhône-Alpes, Lyon) - La Réforme catholique en son faîte, ou le diocèse de Senez sous le regard de l’Ordinaire (1696-1727) 
• Roberto Caterino (Independent Scholar) - Le visite annuali nella congregazione dell’Oratorio di Francia, XVII-XVIII secolo 
• Alessia Rizzo (Università di Torino) - Imago dioecesis. Gli affeschi del Salone nel Palazzo Vescovile di Ivrea (ca. 1751) 
• Estelle Martinazzo (Université Montpellier III-Paul Valery) - Enquêter pour réformer : l’apport des visites pastorales à la compréhension de la Réforme catholique



Speakers
AR

Alessia Rizzo

Università di Torino
EM

Estelle Martinazzo

Université Montpellier III-Paul Valery
FC

François-Xavier Carlotti

Laboratoire de Recherche Historique Rhône-Alpes, Lyon
RC

Roberto Caterino

Independent Scholar


  Panel

14:30 GMT

#5/359 – The state’s religious neutrality in Europe: common notions and specific trends
The panel is co-organized by the Research Project REVESTRA (Spanish Ministry of Science, Complutense University of Madrid) and the Research Unit DRES (Droit, Enterprise, Religion et Société) - University of Strasbourg

One of the main aims of the European legal space, at the level both of the Council of Europe and the European Union, is to provide a high degree of protection to fundamental rights and freedoms, among them the freedom of thought, conscience and religion. In recent years, there have been increasing debates about the connection between the guarantee of freedom of religion or belief and the adoption of a neutral stance vis-à-vis religion by European states. One of the key questions in this regard is how to define the state’s religious neutrality. It is not an easy question, if we consider two factors. One is the fact that a large part of the constitutional and social values of European nations are based on particular religious traditions, mostly of Christian origin. The other is the diversity of European notions about how relations between state and religion should be conceived, structured and legally articulated — this diversity has been explicitly recognized by the European Union and implicitly accepted by the case law of the European Court of Human Rights. There is still a number of questions that remain unanswered. Can we derive a particular notion of neutrality from the European Convention on Human Rights? Are exclusive neutrality and inclusive neutrality equally acceptable from the perspective of the ECHR? Without any limitations? Which is the relevance of different notions of religious neutrality for the design and organization of the public and private sphere? This panel will explore some of the tensions between different notions of state’s religious neutrality and the protection of freedom of religion or belief of all individuals and communities, in the light of the European legal experience. Particular attention will be paid to the areas of the interaction between European case law and constitutional principles, legitimate limitations on freedom of religion or belief, and the internal autonomy of religious institutions.

Chair:
• Javier Martínez-Torrón (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Panelists:
  • Javier Martínez-Torrón (REVESTRA - Universidad Complutense de Madrid) - Convergence and conflicts between state neutrality and parents’ rights in the protection of the religious freedom of minors
  • Vincente Fortier (DRES - Université de Strasbourg) - The judge, the child and the radicalisation inside the family: french experience
  • Santiago Cañamares (REVESTRA - Universidad Complutense de Madrid) - Religious autonomy and labor relations. A critical analisys of the ECtHR case law
  • Françoise Curtit (DRES - Université de Strasbourg) - Recent EU case law on employment in religious organizations: towards a restriction of church autonomy?
  • María José Valero (REVESTRA - Universidad Complutense de Madrid) - State neutrality and personal religious symbols in Strasbourg: a critical overview
  • Anne Fornerod (DRES - Université de Strasbourg) - Religious symbols on public buildings in France in the light of the Lautsi case






Speakers
SC

Santiago Cañamares

REVESTRA - Universidad Complutense Madrid
MJ

María J. Valero

REVESTRA - Universidad Complutense Madrid
FC

Françoise Curtit

DRES - Université de Strasbourg
AF

Anne Fornerod

DRES - Université de Strasbourg
VF

Vincente Fortier

DRES - Université de Strasbourg
JM

Javier Martínez-Torrón

REVESTRA - Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Sponsors

  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

14:30 GMT

#5/361.1 - “Women prove superior” (1 Esdr. 3:12). Women and Power in Jewish Hellenistic Literature
In recent decades, numerous studies have been devoted to the role and status of women in the Hebrew Bible. In contrast, Jewish literature in Greek (Septuagint and so-called intertestamental literature) is a less respected area of research: How are women, their role, their influence and their power described in these texts? In this panel some selected examples will be discussed. The focus is on philological, historical and theological aspects.

Chair:
• Valentina Marchetto (Fscire)

Panelists:
• Antonella Bellantuono (University of Strasbourg) – Equality between Men and Women: Observations on the Greek Genesis and Its Reception
• Laura Bigoni (University of Strasbourg) – The Power of Beauty: Notes on the Reception of Addition D to the Greek Book of Esther
• Eberhard Bons (University of Strasbourg) – “Women are strongest” (1 Esdras 3:12). Observations on the Discourse about Women in 1 Esdras 4:14-32
• Anna Mambelli (FSCIRE / University of Strasbourg) – “She reinforced her woman’s reasoning with a man’s courage” (2 Macc. 7:21). Heroic Virtues of the Suffering Materfamilias in 2 Maccabees 7 and 4 Maccabees


Moderators
VM

Valentina Marchetto

PhD fellow, Fscire

Speakers
AB

Antonella Bellantuono

Université de Strasbourg
LB

Laura Bigoni

University of Strasbourg
EB

Eberhard Bons

Université de Strasbourg, Faculté de Théologie Catholique
AM

Anna Mambelli

FSCIRE / University of Strasbourg
Anna Mambelli was born in Cesena (Italy) in 1991.She studied Humanities at Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna (2013) and took her Master's degree in Philology, Literature and Classical Tradition (2016), tutored by the Professors Renzo Tosi and Antonio Cacciari, with a thesis... Read More →


Tuesday March 5, 2019 14:30 - 16:30 GMT
Sala Lettura – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel
  • Language Italian
  • Language Italian

14:30 GMT

#5/403 – Jewish Scepticism as Philosophical Question
Research on Jewish philosophical scepticism is still in its very beginning stages. This also holds true for cultural expressions of scepticism, i.e. modes of sceptical strategies present in Jewish literature, cultural practices, history, the organization of social groups, and especially education. This lack of interest in the intricacies of Jewish scepticism in Jewish studies may be rooted in the modality of Jewish philosophy as such, it’s being notoriously in-between, subsuming traditional wisdom, philosophy, theology, Jewish and general Weltanschauung, as well as cultural history, and representing a hazardous bridge between orthopraxy and orthodoxy. In this panel we would like to investigate the controversial binomial of Jewish scepticism under a philosophical perspective.

  • Chair:
    Libera Pisano (Universität Hamburg, Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies-Jewish Scepticism) 

Panelists
  • Giuseppe Veltri (Universität Hamburg) - Short introduction
  • Yoav Meyrav (Universität Hamburg, Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies-Jewish Scepticism) - The danger of perplexity: a Farabian problem—and a Maimonidean solution?
  • Michela Torbidoni (Universität Hamburg, Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies-Jewish Scepticism) - The sceptical Socrates of Simone Luzzatto between Reason and Revelation
  • Jose Maria Sanchez De Leon Serrano (Universität Hamburg, Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies-Jewish Scepticism) - God’s transparency and hyperbolic doubt in Spinoza’s Metaphysics

Language: English

Moderators
LP

Libera Pisano

Universität Hamburg, Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies-Jewish Scepticism

Speakers
YM

Yoav Meirav

Universität Hamburg, Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies-Jewish Scepticism
JM

Jose Maria Sanchez De Leon Serrano

Universität Hamburg, Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies-Jewish Scepticism
MT

Michela Torbidoni

Universität Hamburg, Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies-Jewish Scepticism
GV

Giuseppe Veltri

Universität Hamburg


Tuesday March 5, 2019 14:30 - 16:30 GMT
Museo Ebraico Via Valdonica, 1/5 40126 Bologna Italy
  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

14:30 GMT

#5/435.6 - Right to Believe and Not to Believe
Panel organised by Centro Studi Confronti

Chair:
• Ilaria Valenzi (Study Center Confronti / Bruno Kessler Foundation)

Panelists:
• Pamela Beth Harris (John Cabot University)
• Silvio Ferrari (University of Milan / Fscire)
• Susanna Mancini (University of Bologna)


Moderators
IV

Ilaria Valenzi

Study Center Confronti / Bruno Kessler Foundation

Speakers
SM

Susanna Mancini

University of Bologna
SF

Silvio Ferrari

Università Milano
PB

Pamela Beth Harris

John Cabot University

Sponsors

  Panel

14:30 GMT

#5/353 – Reimagining Zen in a Secular Age
Panel organized on behalf of the European Network of Buddhist Christian Studies (ENBCS)

The papers in this panel discuss various aspects of the transformation of Zen in the context of Secularism and its encounter with the West. André van der Braak shows how a form of Zen modernism has arisen that combines Buddhist doctrines with a Western secular framework. Given that this type of Zen modernism is widely felt to be inadequate, he asks for alternative imaginings of Zen that would fit with Western secular modernity. Raquel Bouso deals with the modern presentation of Zen as “non-religion” by Japanese and Western Zen-Buddhists. The paper will discuss the relation between such concepts of Zen and Keiji Nishitani’s view of “nonreligion” (非宗教 hishūkyō) or John Caputo’s idea of “religion without religion”. Kurt Krammer discusses why European Zen practitioners in their majority would abhor to have their practice be called “religious”. Against this background he will characterize different types of Zen practitioners regarding their engagement in interreligious dialogue. Anne Vroom draws out the tensions in the semantic field that has grown around the term ‘ego’ in modern Zen thought, where ‘ego’ is used as a translation of the traditional conceptuality of ‘(an)ātman’ but also connects with European and American psychological and philosophical uses of the term. From a feminist perspective, the (d)evaluation of ‘ego’ will be critically examined. Sybille Fritsch-Oppermann discusses how Zen, taken up by modern art (installations and music) - functions as a bridge builder between secular art and religion. In her paper she will show that in this process Zen is partly received as non-religion whilst art discovers its spiritual roots.

Chair:
• Perry Schmidt-Leukel (WWU Münster)

Panelists:
• André van der Braak (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) - Beyond Zen Modernism 
• Raquel Bouso (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Zen as Nonreligion
• Kurt Krammer (Institute for the Study of Buddhism and Dialogue between Religions and Worldviews, Salzburg) - Zen, a Religion – What Else?
• Anne Vroom (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) - Ego matters. Uses of the Concept 'ego' in Modern Zen Thought
• Sybille Clara Fritsch-Oppermann (TU Clausthal) - Lessons Learned? Reception and Variations of Zen Philosophy in Modern Art



Moderators
Speakers
AV

Anne Vroom

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
AV

André van der Braak

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
RB

Raquel Bouso

Universitat Pompeu Fabra
KK

Kurt Krammer

Institute for the Study of Buddhism and Dialogue between Religions and Worldviews, Salzburg

Sponsors

Tuesday March 5, 2019 14:30 - 17:00 GMT
Sala Arancio – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

15:45 GMT

#5/090 - Aldo Natale Terrin, Scientology. Libertà e immortalità, Editrice Morcelliana, 2017.
Can the Church of Scientology be called a religion? And, if so, based on what parameters ? What really can this Church say about itself, aside from legal disputes and states of mind of followers, defenders or defectors? The book, exceeding both mere critique and apology, wishes to fill a gap in the knowledge of Scientology, indicating a change of pace in its own self-understanding. To consider this Church as a religion means, before all, to examine its theological-doctrinal contents, the liturgical and ritual aspects, reconstructed in these pages with the balance of critical detachment and empathy characterizing anyone primarily attempting to “put themselves in another man’s shoes”: a search of objectivity one can achieve only putting aside bias and getting into the prospective it means to study, taking it above itself.

Discussants:
• Aldo Natale Terrin (Istituto di Liturgia Pastorale di Padova)
• Luigi Berzano (Università di Torino)

Respondent
• Luigi Brambani (Chiesa di Scientology)


Moderators
LB

Luigi Brambani

Chiesa di Scientology

Speakers
LB

Luigi Berzano

Università di Torino
AN

Aldo Natale Terrin

Istituto di Liturgia Pastorale di Padova


Tuesday March 5, 2019 15:45 - 16:45 GMT
Piano Terra, 116 – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Author Meets Critique
  • Language Italian
  • Language Italian

16:45 GMT

#5/433 - Silvia Scatena, Taizé, una parabola di unità. Storia della comunità dalle origini al concilio dei giovani, il Mulino, Bologna 2018, pp. 876
Capitolo significativo della storia del Novecento religioso europeo, come pochi altri l’itinerario della comunità di Taizé ha intersecato su più scenari le alterne vicende della ricerca di unità da parte dei cristiani divisi e la storia di tante chiese del continente fra la Seconda guerra mondiale e la fine della cortina di ferro.

Moderator:
  • Federico Ruozzi (Fscire)

Discussants:
  • Hyacinthe Destivelle (Conseil Pontifical pour l’unité des chrétiens / Université Thomas d’Aquin, Rome)
  • Etienne Fouilloux (Université Lumière Lyon 2)

Respondent:
  • Silvia Scatena (Unimore / Fscire)



Moderators
SS

Silvia Scatena

Unimore; Fscire

Speakers
EF

Etienne Fouilloux

Université Lumière Lyon 2
HD

Hyacinthe Destivelle

Conseil Pontifical pour l’unité des chrétiens; Université Thomas d’Aquin, Rome


  Author Meets Critique

16:45 GMT

#5/009.4 – Modern Philosophy of Religion: Topics - Methods - Concepts
Conference organised by The European Society for Philosophy of Religion (ESPR)

Philosophy of Religion is one of the major European ways to reflect on the meaning of religion in general, but as well to discuss philosophically all the questions of life, which are part of religions. This panel is organised by the European Society for Philosophy of Religion (ESPR) and wants to bring together people from different backgrounds to give space for a joint reflection on topics, methods and concepts of today’s Philosophy of Religion.

Chair:
• Hans-Peter Grosshans (WWU Münster)

Panelists:
• Roomet Jakapi (University of Tartu) - On the Use of Analytic Philosophy in Christian Apologetics
• Branden Thornhill-Miller (University of Paris V - University of Oxford) - The common-core / diversity Dilemma: Revisions of human thought, new empirical research, and the limits of rational religious belief
• Charles Guth (Princeton Theological Seminary) - Theology and the Responsibilities of Claiming

Moderators
Speakers
RJ

Roomet Jakapi

University of Tartu
BT

Branden Thornhill-Miller

University of Paris V - University of Oxford
CG

Charles Guth

Princeton Theological Seminary

Sponsors
E

ESPR

The European Society for Philosophy of Religion


  Panel

16:45 GMT

#5/034.4 – Philosophy of Religious Experience: Contemporary Debates
Panel Organised by the Italian Society for Philosophy of Religion - Associazione Italiana di Filosofia della Religione (AIFR)

Religious Experience is a relevant topic in many academic areas, ranging from Philosophy of Religion to Epistemology, from Religious Studies to Cognitive Science. We will take into account different philosophical interpretations of religious experiences, especially those based on a set of theistic beliefs. We will also discuss some epistemological issues related with religious experience and the rational plausibility of the latter in the light of contemporary naturalism. Moreover, we will try to explain the difference between ordinary religious experiences, deep experiences and mystical experiences. In this view, we will consider some theological interpretations of religious experience in different religious contexts.

Chair:
• Giovanni Cogliandro (Università di Roma-Tor Vergata / Pontificia Università Urbaniana)

Panelists:
• Alessio Ruggiero (Università di Salerno) - Tanta riduzione, quanta rivelazione. La Wesensphänomenologie der Religion di Max Scheler tra idoli, apertura, sacro e assoluto
• Emilio Di Somma (University of Aberdeen) - From Magic to Religion. A De Martinian Analysis of Religious Experience


Moderators
GC

Giovanni Cogliandro

Università di Roma-Tor Vergata / Pontificia Università Urbaniana

Speakers
AR

Alessio Ruggiero

Università di Salerno
ED

Emilio Di Somma

University of Aberdeen

Sponsors

  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

16:45 GMT

#5/120.2 – What is Theology? The Quest for Hermeneutics in Orthodox Theology
The panel aims to discuss: a) the role of theological hermeneutics within Orthodox systematic theology; b) the relationship between theology and philosophy in an Orthodox context; c) the normative character of Patristic thought in Orthodox theology; d) the relationship between Orthodox approaches to theological hermeneutics and analogous approaches in other Christian traditions; and Tradition and history in their connection to interpretation and the Church.

Chair:
• Nikolaos Asproulis (Volos Academy for Theological Studies)

Panelists:
• Thomas Cattoi (Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University) - Context or tradition? The importance of “ressourcement” in the era of contextual theology 
• Ivana Noble (Protestant Theological Faculty, Charles University) - The Role of Humility in Dogmatic Theology 
• Tim Noble (Charles University) - The Role of Humility in Dogmatic Theology 
• Viorel Coman (KU Leuven) - The Concept of ‘Open Sobornicity’ as an Hermeneutic of Receptivity in Orthodox Theology 
• Michael Borowski (Indipendent Researcher) - What is Theology? The Quest for theological method and theological hermeneutics in Evangelical Theology

Respondent:
• Brandon Gallaher (Exeter University)


Moderators
NA

Nikolaos Asproulis

Volos Academy for Theological Studies

Speakers
TC

Thomas Cattoi

Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University; Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
IN

Ivana Noble

Charles University of Prague
TN

Tim Noble

Charles University of Prague
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Viorel Coman

KU Leuven
MB

Michael Borowski

independent Researcher
BG

Brandon Gallaher

University of Exeter


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

16:45 GMT

#5/145 – Insiders? Outsiders? Christian Missions and Missionaries to Jews
This panel is sponsored by the scholarly network INIRE (International Network for Interreligious Research and Education) https://sites.duke.edu/inire/

From its inception the early Christian Church claimed that the beginning of Christianity signified the end of Judaism, and that conversion to Christianity was necessary if Jews were to have any relationship to God other than abandoned outsider. The subsequent history of Christian-Jewish relations until the second half of the twentieth century was based on a Christian metaphysical view of the world as a place of borders between the ‘saved insider’ and the ‘unsaved outsider,’ the former of which was charged with the task of evangelizing the latter. This panel explores the early 19th to early 21st century theories, theologies, methods, and actions of three uniquely significant Protestant efforts to fulfill what was believed to be a biblical imperative to bring outsider Jews inside the Christian fold. Sometimes caught in a ‘no man’s land’ in the middle were converted Jewish missionaries who claimed to belong to both Christianity and Judaism but were treated as ‘outsiders’ by both.

Chair:
  • Hilda Nissimi (Bar-Ilan University) 

Panelists:
  • Hilda Nissimi (Bar-Ilan University) - An Outsider Looking in: Joseph Wolff from Convert to Missionary to Englishman 
  • Carolyn Sanzenbacher (University of Southampton) - The World as Conversionary Landscape in a Time of Jewish Upheaval: Ecumenical Protestant Missions to Jews in the Hitler Years 
  • Yaakov Ariel (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) - Testing the Christian and Jewish Limits: Martin Moishe Rosen as a Conservative Radical

 Language: English

Speakers
HN

Hilda Nissimi

Bar-Ilan University
CS

Carolyn Sanzenbacher

University of Southampton, Parkes Institute

Sponsors
I

INIRE

International Network for Interreligious Research and Education


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

16:45 GMT

#5/148.2 – Law & Religion: Public theology and natural law
This panel considers James K.A. Smith’s Cultural Liturgies (Desiring the King, Imagining the King, Awaiting the King) and discusses the potential for scholars in Law and Religion to engage with his public theology along the lines of the legal-theological approach as recently suggested by Stefanus Hendrianto in the journal Law and Method. The panel examines Smith’s reservations concerning natural law doctrine as can be found in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, among other traditions. It explores the potential to use perspectives from Smith’s public theology – in connection with other Christians thinkers such as Augustine – as a legal-theoretical alternative to ideas advanced by Ronald Dworkin and Jürgen Habermas. It will further consider the relevance of Smith’s work in the more general context of public administration. The organizers welcome paper proposals engaging other public theologies than Smith’s, as long as the focus remains on their potential for law and religion scholarship.

Chair:
• Hans-Martien ten Napel (University of Leiden)

Panelists:

• Leonard Taylor (Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway) - Christian Poiesis: A Reading of Awaiting the King. Imagining with the Cultivation of a Posture the New Political Community through the Prism of Catholic Political and Liturgical Thought’ 
• Neville Rochow (Notre Dame Law School) - Australia – A ReImagining of Rawls’ Veil of Unknowing and Original Position 
• Michael Borowski (Indipendent Researcher) - Mining “the Kingdom” – Appropriating James K.A. Smith’s Trilogy for an Ethical Foundation of (German) Public Administration 
• Mariëtta D.C. van der Tol (University of Cambridge) - Conceptions of National Belonging in Protestant Political Thought 
• Hans-Martien ten Napel (Leiden University) - What’s Wrong with James K.A. Smith’s Criticism of Natural Law?’ 
• Yaron Catane (Bar Ilan University) - The New Dimensions of Public Religion in the Public Sphere



Moderators
avatar for Hans-Martien ten Napel

Hans-Martien ten Napel

Associate Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law, University of Leiden
Hans-Martien ten Napel, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Before his transfer to the law faculty, he taught at a Department of Political Science and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Minda de Gunzburg... Read More →

Speakers
LT

Leonard Taylor

Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway
NR

Neville Rochow

Notre Dame Law School; University of Adelaide
MB

Michael Borowski

independent Researcher
MD

Mariëtta D.C. van der Tol

University of Cambridge
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Yaron Catane

PHD candidate, Bar-Ilan University
Rabbi Yaron Catane is a researcher in Law and Religion issues in Israel and is currently completing his PHD at Bar Ilan University Law school.His interests are especially related to the place of religion in the public sphere, the relationship between state and religion, and interreligious... Read More →


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

16:45 GMT

#5/152.2 – Sacrifice, Renunciation, and Asceticism in Environmental Ethics
While calls for investing in “green technology” or “geoengineering” prospects may suggest that the ecological transition need not undermine an economics of growth and technological innovation, an alternative thread in environmental ethical reflection focuses on sacrifice, renunciation, simplicity, sobriety. Several questions emerge: first of all, how are sacrifice, renunciation or simplicity understood as terms and as ethical or political norms? Second, what should be sacrificed, renounced, or disciplined and with what implications? What dangers may be implicit in appropriating such values? Reflection on theological and religious understandings of sacrifice and asceticism – and attention to the critiques of theologies of sacrifice and religious practices of asceticism, notably from feminist and liberation movements – may offer essential insights.

Chair:
• Sarah Stewart-Kroeker (Université de Genève)

Panelists:
• Hans-Christoph Askani (Université de Genève) - Why is renunciation so terribly difficult for us human beings?
• Luke Zerra (Princeton Theological Seminary) - Enrique Dussel in Critical Conversation with Communitarian Environmental Ethics
• Alda Balthrop-Lewis (Australian Catholic University) - Thoreau’s Religion: Asceticism Against Slavery in Walden



Moderators
SS

Sarah Stewart-Kroeker

Université de Genève

Speakers
HA

Hans-Christoph Askani

Université de Genève
avatar for Alda Balthrop-Lewis

Alda Balthrop-Lewis

Faculty, Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, Australian Catholic University
LZ

Luke Zerra

Princeton Theological Seminary


  Panel

16:45 GMT

#5/172 – New Frontiers of Technology and the Study of Religion: the Emerging and Transformative Role of Libraries, Universities, and Cultural Heritage Institutions
This is a continuation of last year’s New Frontiers of Technology and the Study of Religion: the Emerging and Transformative Role of Libraries, Universities, and Cultural Heritage Institutions panel. We will showcase the work of libraries, academic or intellectual centers, and scholars working on projects that are born-digital or are digital representations of physical collections, or a hybrid of both. Looking within the context of centers and libraries devoted to theological or religious studies, special attention will be paid to how these disciplines influence and shape the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings which drive projects that use burgeoning technologies or utilize already existing ones.

Co-Chair:
• Amy Phillips (Georgetown University)
• Christopher Morse (University of Luxembourg)

Panelists:
• Andrea Bellandi (Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale “A. Zampolli” - CNR) - An Ontological Representation of the Masters of the Babylonian Talmud 
• Davide Albanesi (Progetto Traduzione Talmud Babilonese S.c.a r.l.) - An Ontological Representation of the Masters of the Babylonian Talmud
• Amy Phillips (Georgetown University) - State of the Field: Literature Review and Assessment 
• Christopher Morse (University of Luxembourg) - Digital Hermeneutics for Critical Editions 
• Adrian Vaagenes (Georgetown University) - Digital Humanities and Jesuit Sources at Woodstock Theological Library

Speakers
AB

Andrea Bellandi

Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale “A. Zampolli” - CNR
DA

Davide Albanesi

Progetto Traduzione Talmud Babilonese S.c.a r.l.
AP

Amy Phillips

Georgetown University
CM

Christopher Morse

University of Luxembourg
AV

Adrian Vaagenes

Georgetown University


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

16:45 GMT

#5/179.2 – New Trends in Religion and Environment
Pope Francis’ Laudato Si and the spiritually-powered nonviolent resistance at Standing Rock are two recent examples that illustrate that religion is playing an increasingly important public role in care for the environment. Research in Religion and Environment (or, Religion and Ecology) is also an internationally growing field. This panel session brings together recent European and North American scholarship that uniquely appropriates two illuminating themes — violence and emotions — to reexamine the relationship between religion and the environment.

Chair:
• Panu Pihkala (University of Helsinki)

Panelists:
• Kevin O’Brien (Pacific Lutheran University) - Non-violence in the era of climate change
• Paul Martens (Baylor University) - “Slow violence” and peaceful ontologies
• Courtney O’Dell-Chaib (Syracuse University) - Environmental trauma, haunting, and oddkin
• Panu Pihkala (University of Helsinki) - Eco-anxiety, hope, and religion
• Julia Itel (Institute of Religious Studies, University of Montreal) - A new typology of contemporary spirituality: the “humano-ethical conscience” (“conscience humano-éthique”)
• Nepolean James Raj (KU Leuven) - Glorified Virgin Mary and Disfigured Mother Earth: The Significance of Mary for Fostering Harmony between Humanity and Earth


Speakers
KO

Kevin O’Brien

Pacific Lutheran University
PM

Paul Martens

Baylor University
CO

Courtney O’Dell-Chaib

Syracuse University
PP

Panu Pihkala

University of Helsinki
JI

Julia Itel

Institute of Religious Studies, University of Montreal


Tuesday March 5, 2019 16:45 - 18:45 GMT
Sala Archivio – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

16:45 GMT

#5/191 – Religion and the Elements
We propose an interdisciplinary panel that investigates the way that ‘the elements’ - understood broadly as natural, climatological, ecological substances and processes - become the material occasion for religious practices of political mobilization, countermemory and claims about divine presence in the world. In particular we analyze how faith-based communities mobilize residents to engage in grassroots politics through their depiction of extreme weather as “natural” disasters (Pearson) - how imagining the otherworldly elements of outer space enables historical reconstruction and articulations of alien subjectivity in Afrofuturist science fictional aesthetics and cultural production (Harris) - and how aberrant weather in particular geographies makes possible the creation of oral traditions of the oppressed which locate divine presence (Davis). Collectively this panel aims to foreground the emergence and dynamic interaction between religious practices and their worlds and environments.

Chair:
• Tyler Davis (Baylor University)

Panelists:
• Tyler Davis (Baylor University) - Divine Agency, Natural Disaster, and the Limits of Political Theology 
• Matthew Harris (UC Santa Barbara) - “The Vibrations are Different Here”: Sounding Other Worlds in Black Religion 
• Heath Pearson (Princeton University) - Weathering Religion & Death: Faith Communities and the Politics of Natural Disaster
• Nicholas Krause (Baylor University) - From Scarcity to Abundance: Political Economy and the Poetics of Creation

Speakers
NK

Nicholas Krause

Baylor University
MH

Matthew Harris

UC Santa Barbara
HP

Heath Pearson

Princeton University
TD

Tyler Davis

Baylor University


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

16:45 GMT

#5/196 – Reconsidering the Jewish-Christian Dialogue in an Ecumenical Context: New Ways, Old Questions
In this panel, we address the old/new question of how to conduct the confrontation between the Jewish and Christian faiths: through mission and dialogues? Through dialogue only? But for what purpose? How has the encounter with the Jewish ‘other’ shaped Christian understandings of the Church, especially in Roman Catholic theology after Vatican II? How does the durable mission of Israel pre-empt the Christian mission towards Israel? What might be the role of the Holy Spirit for this specific dialogue? Within the variety of Protestant theologies and denominations, in what new ways are the old questions reconsidered? The speakers of this ecumenical panel will allow time for a Q&A session in English and French and will make available handouts in English.

Chair:
• Alberto Melloni (Unimore / Fscire)

Panelists:
• Anne Marie Reijnen (Institut Catholique de Paris) - La confession chrétienne de Jésus le juif: réflexions à partir de la christologie de F. W Marquardt 
• Pablo Arteaga (Pontificia Università Gregoriana) - Les concepts juifs de Ruah haQodesh et de Shekhinah comme racines de la pneumatologie chrétienne. Un regard sur la théologie d’Yves Congar 
• Luc Forestier (Institut of Ecumenical Studies, Paris) - Israël, un État juif ? La pertinence ecclésiologique des débats sur l’État d’Israël 
• Thérèse Andrevon Gottstein (Yad Ben Zvi Jerusalem / ICP Paris) - La mission d’Israël interdit-elle la mission vers Israël?

Language: French, with English handouts (question could be in Italian too)

Moderators
AM

Alberto Melloni

Unimore / Fscire

Speakers
AM

Anne Marie Reijnen

Institut Catholique de Paris
PA

Pablo Arteaga

Pontificia Università Gregoriana
LF

Luc Forestier

Institut of Ecumenical Studies, Paris
TA

Thérèse Andrevon Gottstein

Yad Ben Zvi Jerusalem / ICP Paris


  Panel
  • Language French
  • Language French

16:45 GMT

#5/224.4 – Philosophy and art in context of primary and secondary religions
This panel approaches cultures such as Egyptian, Japanese, Mesopotamian and Hellenic, as a representatives of cultures based on “primary religions”. Primary religions are - as Assmann describes them - the ones that has “spontaneously evolved from prehistoric forms of worship”, are not the products of a intentional act of religious reform, and center around ritual instead of relying on a holy text and ethical norms inferred from it. The aim of this panel is to invastigate how various aspects of primary religions influence political thought, ethics, aesthetics etc. This essentially comparative and transcultural study is meant to examine the way in which primary religions affects different cultures and what is their possible impact on later philosophy.

Chair:
• Paweł Karpiński (Uniwersytet Jagielloński)

Panelists:
• Paweł Karpiński (Uniwersytet Jagielloński) - Ancient educators
• Bartłomiej Dudek (Uniwersytet Jagielloński) - Ethics as a tool of self-understanding in context of primary religions
• Aleksandra Zbucka (Uniwersytet Jagielloński) - Made in shintō: basics of Japanese morality



Moderators
PK

Paweł Karpiński

Uniwersytet Jagielloński

Speakers
BD

Bartłomiej Dudek

Uniwersytet Jagielloński
AZ

Aleksandra Zbucka

Uniwersytet Jagielloński


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

16:45 GMT

#5/232 – Beyond Devotion II. Texts of the Religious Literary Communities in the 16th and 17th Century PolishLithuanian Commonwealth - Social and CrossConfessional Contexts
Panel Beyond Devotion II is dedicated to secular and religious writings (verse, prose, polemics, textual histories etc.) of secular authors as well as those originating from religious orders and clergy. Main interest lies in showing the origins of vernacular translations of the Holy Scripture along with the controversies that surrounded them, and also in written testimonies of religious devotion and conversion. The aim is not only to confront different kinds of texts and experiences, but to situate this heritage in a social and confessional context. All papers and discussion will be held in English.

Chair:
• Łukasz Cybulski (Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego)

Panelists:
• Izabela Winiarska-Górska (Uniwersytet Warszawski) - Controversies Between Jesuit and Arian New Testament Translators in the 16th Century as an Epitextual Context of Jakub Wujek and Marcin Czechowic New Testament Translations 
• Gina Kavaliūnaitė-Holvoet (Vilnius University) - Two Calvinist Bibles and their Reception: the Chylinski Bible and the Danzig Bible 
• Mintautas Čiurinskas (Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore, Vilnius) - Confessionalisation of Uniate Metropolitan: Representation of Confessional Shifts in Biography of J.V. Rutski by R. Korsak (1640) 
• Marta Wojtkowska-Maksymik (Uniwersytet Warszawski) – Can Piety be Learned? “Elementaria institutio Latini sermonis et pietatis christianae” (1575) by Maciej Wirzbięta



Moderators
LC

Łukasz Cybulski

Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego

Speakers
MW

Marta Wojtkowska-Maksymik

Uniwersytet Warszawski
MC

Mintautas Čiurinskas

Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore, Vilnius
IW

Izabela Winiarska-Górska

Uniwersytet Warszawski


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

16:45 GMT

#5/243.2 – Intellectuals, artists, (still) secret agents between the 16th and 18th centuries
The panel is thematically linked to the initiatives that have examined the contribution of the Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani (and its future prospects) to historical knowledge in Italy. These initiatives begun with the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana (19252015) by Giovanni Treccani. With a rather broad periodization ranging from the late 16th century to the 18th century, historians will reflect on the peculiarity of certain items published to date in the DBI, on the meaning and usefulness of the biography for historical investigation and on figures to whom adequate space has yet to be dedicated.

Chair:
• Davide Dainese (Alma Mater-Università di Bologna)

Panelists:
• Alessandra Squizzato - Tra quadreria e accademia: i copisti attivi per Federico Borromeo
• Marzia Giuliani - “L’idea del segretario” nella chiesa del secondo Cinquecento. Il caso di Bartolomeo Zucchi
• Alice Blythe Raviola - Botero e la Serenissima. Note sulla Relazione del mare 
• Massimo Moretti - Antonio Maria Graziani (1537-1611): segretario e alter ego del Cardinale Montalto
• Simona Negruzzo - Una penna aguzza: vita e opere del gesuita Francesco Maria Zaccaria




Tuesday March 5, 2019 16:45 - 18:45 GMT
Refettorio – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel

16:45 GMT

#5/319.2 – Christian Doctrine and the Socio-Political Context of the Global South: Conversations for Transformation
The panel examines several key issues in the debate about the relationship between Christian doctrine and the political sphere in the global South. It aims to engage critically with some of the traditional doctrines of Christianity – for example, the doctrine of Trinity, the person of Christ and the universal significance of his saving work, the identity and mission of the Church as sacrament of the world – in order to locate and make sense of them within the political history and context of the global South. In so doing, the panel seeks to respond to one of the deep-seated assumptions that, the task of ensuring and fostering the development and progress of people in the global South context belongs legitimately to the jurisdiction of politics, and that Christianity can only make an ‘individualised’ contribution to the field of politics.

Chair:
• Stephan van Erp (KU Leuven)

Panelists:
• John Bosco Kamoga (KU Leuven) - “We want our piece of the pie; and we want it now”: On Eschatological Salvation in African Liberation Theology
• Paschal Ikenna Okpaleke (KU Leuven) - Transformation of Communal Identities: Proposal for a Trinitarian Intercultural Hermeneutics of Dialogue in Africa
• Thomas Aquinas Quaicoe (KU Leuven) - Theology and the Crisis of Debt: Envisioning a Humane Economy for Social Transformation in Africa

Respondents:
• Chibueze Udeani (Universität Würzburg)
• Benno van den Toren (Protestant Theological University)


Moderators
SV

Stephan van Erp

Professor of Fundamental Theology | Edward Schillebeeckx Chair, KU Leuven | Radboud University Nijmegen

Speakers
CU

Chibueze Udeani

Universität Würzburg
BV

Benno van den Toren

Protestant Theological University


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

16:45 GMT

#5/336.2 – Faith and religious freedom between music and concentration Camps
The panel aims to deepen the relationship between music, anthropology, philosophy, law and religion, starting from musical “concentrazionaria” phenomenology. Music “concentrazionaria” production has played an important role in the lives of deportees: in fact, music allows even those who do not believe to elevate the spirit. The meticulous research of the Master Lotoro (who will be one of the speakers) has allowed to revive the melodies created by the prisoners in a context of captivity. The musicians have composed their works as an irrepressible hymn to     life, capable of overcoming their tragic death, using music as a means of redemption, as a space of freedom, even religious.

Chair:
  • Angela Patrizia Tavani (Univeristà di Bari)

Panelists:

  • Francesco Lotoro (Fundation ILMC) - In search of lost music. Prolegomena of concentrationary musical literature
  • Antonio Incampo (Univeristà di Bari) - Music as a legal experience
  • Domenico Staiti (Alma Mater-Università di Bologna) - Reflections of cultural anthropology and ethnomusicology on concentrationary music
  • Angela Patrizia Tavani (Univeristà di Bari) - The paradox of religious freedom in concentration camps

Language: English / Italian

Moderators
AP

Angela Patrizia Tavani

Università di Bari Aldo Moro

Speakers
FL

Francesco Lotoro

Fundation ILMC
AI

Antonio Incampo

Università di Bari
DS

Domenico Staiti

Alma Mater-Università di Bologna


Tuesday March 5, 2019 16:45 - 18:45 GMT
Teatro San Leonardo Via S. Vitale, 63, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel

16:45 GMT

#5/341.2 – Non æstus, non frigora, non pluviæ: the ‘necessary ‘ practice of the pastoral visit within the organization of the dioceses and of the post-Tridentine religious institutes
The pastoral visit is an essential instrument for the propaganda and strengthening of religious discipline against heresy, and also one of the fundamental decrees of the Catholic Reformation. It is an extraordinary source for historians of several disciplines, and represents a wealth of information for the study of religious spirituality as well as ecclesiastical institutions, art and society. It records a wide variety of aspects, some of which are less thoroughly studied in literature. The visit is first and foremost a journey, with its preparations, its ceremonials, its stages, but also its practical needs, its costs, its hassles, even its adventures. It is customary to refer to the practice of pastoral visits in the diocesan dimension, but it should not be forgotten that similar visits were made annually by religious orders, men and women, especially when organized in a centralized administration whose virtual borders overlap with those of states, nations and dioceses.

Chair:
• François-Xavier Carlotti (Laboratoire de Recherche Historique Rhône-Alpes, Lyon)
• Roberto Caterino (Independent Scholar)

Panelists:
• François-Xavier Carlotti (Laboratoire de Recherche Historique Rhône-Alpes, Lyon) - La Réforme catholique en son faîte, ou le diocèse de Senez sous le regard de l’Ordinaire (1696-1727)
• Roberto Caterino (Independent Scholar) - Le visite annuali nella congregazione dell’Oratorio di Francia, XVII-XVIII secolo
• Alessia Rizzo (Università di Torino) - Imago dioecesis. Gli affeschi del Salone nel Palazzo Vescovile di Ivrea (ca. 1751)
• Estelle Martinazzo (Université Montpellier III-Paul Valery) - Enquêter pour réformer : l’apport des visites pastorales à la compréhension de la Réforme catholique



Speakers
FC

François-Xavier Carlotti

Laboratoire de Recherche Historique Rhône-Alpes, Lyon
RC

Roberto Caterino

Independent Scholar
AR

Alessia Rizzo

Università di Torino
EM

Estelle Martinazzo

Université Montpellier III-Paul Valery


  Panel

16:45 GMT

#5/361.2 - “Women prove superior” (1 Esdr. 3:12). Women and Power in Jewish Hellenistic Literature
In recent decades, numerous studies have been devoted to the role and status of women in the Hebrew Bible. In contrast, Jewish literature in Greek (Septuagint and so-called intertestamental literature) is a less respected area of research: How are women, their role, their influence and their power described in these texts? In this panel some selected examples will be discussed. The focus is on philological, historical and theological aspects.

Chair:
• Valentina Marchetto (Fscire)

Panelists:
• Daniela Scialabba (University of Strasbourg) – Aseneth, a Woman who Becomes “City of Refuge” for Many: Remarks on the Female Protagonist of the Novel Joseph and Aseneth 
• Cristina Buffa (University of Strasbourg) – Potiphar’s Wife and Joseph: Women and Power in the De Josepho of Philo of Alexandria 
• Giulia Leonardi (University of Padua) – Judith Mulier Virilis: The Reception of the Jewish Heroine in Ancient Christian Literature


Moderators
VM

Valentina Marchetto

PhD fellow, Fscire

Speakers
DS

Daniela Scialabba

University of Strasbourg
CB

Cristina Buffa

University of Strasbourg
GL

Giulia Leonardi

University of Padua


Tuesday March 5, 2019 16:45 - 18:45 GMT
Sala Lettura – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel
  • Language Italian
  • Language Italian

16:45 GMT

#5/435.8 - Religions and Geopolitics
Panel organised by Centro Studi Confronti

Chair:
• Asia Leofreddi (Study Center Confronti)

Panelists:
• Raul Caruso (Catholic University of Milan)
• Kristina Stoeckl (University of Innsbruck)
• Emanuela del Re (Italian Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation)
• Marco Ventura (Bruno Kessler Foundation / University of Siena)

Language: English / Italian (Translation service provided)


Moderators
AL

Asia Leofreddi

Study Center Confronti

Speakers
RC

Raul Caruso

Catholic University of Milan
KS

Kristina Stoeckl

Universität Innsbruck; Central European University
MV

Marco Ventura

Bruno Kessler Foundation / University of Siena
ED

Emanuela del Re

Italian Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Sponsors

  Panel, Confronti

17:00 GMT

#5/189 - Olimpia Niglio, Paesaggio sacro e architettura cristiana nella prefettura di Nagasaki in Giappone, Aracne Editrice, 2018
The heritage “Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region” is a unique testimony to the history of people and their communities who secretly transmitted their faith in Christianity during the time of prohibition spanning more than two centuries in Japan. Located in very remote areas including small islands at the westernmost edge of Japan, the property represents how the Christian communities survived in the midst of the conventional society and its religions, gradually transforming, ultimately ending their religious traditions and being assimilated into modern society after the prohibition was lifted. In Bahrain, 30th June 2018, this cultural heritage was nominated World Cultural Heritage after many years of the researchs. The meeting, with the support of the book aims to approach the audience exploring sites and landscapes where for three centuries the hidden Christians has practiced the Christianity. An extraordinary meeting between Orient and Occident.

Discussantss:
• Leonardo Servadio (Avvenire / Jerusalem)
• Umberto Donati (Fondazione Italia Giappone)

Respondent:
• Olimpia Niglio (Pontificia Facoltà Teologica Marianum)

Language: Italian, with presentation and video in English

Moderators
ON

Olimpia Niglio

Pontificia Facoltà Teologica Marianum

Speakers
LS

Leonardo Servadio

Avvenire / Jerusalem
UD

Umberto Donati

Fondazione Italia Giappone


Tuesday March 5, 2019 17:00 - 18:00 GMT
Piano Terra, 116 – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Author Meets Critique
  • Language Italian
  • Language Italian

17:15 GMT

#5/354 – Interreligious Spirituality: The Role of Meditation
Panel organized on behalf of the European Network of Buddhist Christian Studies (ENBCS)

In western countries spirituality is increasingly getting multireligious or interreligious. This presents research on the role of meditation within this process. On the basis of his empirical research in Munich, Vilnius, Seoul and New York Martin Rötting will analyze ways in which the reception of meditation practices from other religious traditions functions as an identity marker for interreligious spirituality. Karl Baier takes a closer look at the more recent popularity of “mindfulness” practices in the West, especially in therapeutic contexts. His paper highlights a neglected issue of the mindfulness boom: the reception of mindfulness by authors who try to integrate it into Christian spirituality. In the third presentation, Achim Riggert pursues the question to what extent the Christian practice of Buddhist meditation may impact on traditional forms of Christian prayer. Can Buddhist meditation transform Christian prayer in a way that conforms more with modern consciousness and current spiritual needs?

Chair:
• André van der Braak (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Panelists:
• Martin Rötting (Ludwig-Maximilian Universität / Universität Salzburg / OCCURSO Institute for Interreligious and Intercultural Encounter) - Meditation as Identity Marker for Interreligious Spirituality?
• Karl Baier (Universität Wien) - The Christian Reception of Mindfulness Practice
• Achim Riggert (WWU Münster) - Buddhist Meditation as Challenge for Contemporary Christian Prayer


Moderators
AV

André van der Braak

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Speakers
MR

Martin Rötting

Ludwig-Maximilian Universität / Universität Salzburg / OCCURSO Institute for Interreligious and Intercultural Encounter
KB

Karl Baier

Universität Wien
AR

Achim Riggert

WWU Münster


Tuesday March 5, 2019 17:15 - 18:45 GMT
Sala Arancio – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

18:00 GMT

 
Wednesday, March 6
 

08:30 GMT

#6/178 – Enrico Morini, Patriarcati, concili, imperatore. ricerche storico-ecclesiologiche tra Oriente e Occidente, CISAM, 2018
The book edits the main essays and articles Professor Enrico Morini published between 2001 and 2015. They deal with the relationships between Greek and Latin Christianity from the Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages.

Discussants:
  • EnricoMorini (Alma Mater-Università di Bologna)
  • Dimitrios Keramidas (Pontificia Università Angelicum)

Respondent:
  • Davide Dainese (Alma Mater-Università di Bologna)

Language: Italian


Moderators
DD

Davide Dainese

Alma Mater-Università di Bologna

Speakers
DK

Dimitrios Keramidas

Pontificia Università Angelicum / Hellenic Open University
EM

Enrico Morini

Alma Mater-Università di Bologna


Wednesday March 6, 2019 08:30 - 10:30 GMT
Piano Terra, 116 – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Author Meets Critique
  • Language Italian
  • Language Italian

08:30 GMT

#6/006.1 – Dumitru Staniloae’s encounter with the West
Dumitru Stăniloae (1903-1993) has been one of the most creative Orthodox theologians of the twentieth century, yet one of the least known. His theological vision is a majestic combination of Florovsky’s’ neopatristic epistemology, philocalic wisdom, and Romanian folkloric elements. Still, Stăniloae never shone away from engaging with Western theology and philosophy whether critical or constructive. His theological edifice bears the marks of his encounters with Karl Rahner, Martin Buber, Karl Barth or Paul Tillich. This panel seeks to uncover the significance of these interactions for Stăniloae’s thinking. Was Stăniloae a faithful reader of Western theology and philosophy? To what extent was he influenced by theological debates in Roman Catholicism or Protestantism, especially Vatican II? How was Stăniloae’s interpretation of the Fathers impacted by the trends of Western historical criticism? How did the ecumenical interactions shape his understanding of Orthodox theology?

Chair:
  • Petre Maican (University of Aberdeen)

Panelists:
  • Petre Maican (University of Aberdeen) - Stăniloae’s Antiwestern Rhetoric: A Re-evaluation
  • Ivana Noble (Charles University of Prague) - Interaction of the Eschatological with the Pre-Eschatological: How Western and Eastern Approaches contributed to the Hesychast Theology of Fr Dumitru Staniloae
  • Viorel Coman (KU Leuven) - Dumitru Staniloae’s Trinitarian Theology in Light of the Western Discussions on the Filioque
  • Radu Petre Muresan (University of Bucharest) - The position of Father Dumitru Staniloae on the theophanies and Marian apparitions of his times

Language: English


Speakers
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Viorel Coman

KU Leuven
PM

Petre Maican

University of Aberdeen
RP

Radu Petre Muresan

University of Bucharest
IN

Ivana Noble

Charles University of Prague


  Panel
  • Language English
  • Language English

08:30 GMT

#6/008.1 – The biblical figures outside the Bible in Judaism, Christian and Islam
The panel aims to focus on the transmission and reception of the biblical figures outside the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. The historical approaches on both these processes are encouraged to avoid a list of occurrences.

Chair:
  • David Hamidovic (Université de Lausanne)

Panelists:
  • Florentina Badalanova Geller (Frei Universität Berlin) - Noah’s Saga in Para-Biblical and Para-Qu’anic Traditions
  • Eleonora Serra (Université de Lausanne) - Noé et l’arche dans la tradition magique
  • Emile Tchana (Faculté de Théologie Protestante de Bruxelles) - La figure de Ruth dans le judaïsme
  • Philippe Therrien (Université de Lausanne) - La figure de Seth dans les écrits gnostiques (Apocryphon de Jean)
Language: English / French / German / Italian

Moderators
DH

David Hamidovic

Université de Lausanne

Speakers
FB

Florentina Badalanova Geller

Frei Universität Berlin
ET

Emile Tchana

Faculté de Théologie Protestante de Bruxelles
PT

Philippe Therrien

Université de Lausanne
ES

Eleonora Serra

Université de Lausanne


  Panel

08:30 GMT

#6/042 – Interreligious communication in Ukraine
The problem of interreligious communication is relevant for the modern Ukrainian state. There are many religions in Ukraine and Orthodoxy is the dominant religion. Another feature of the current religious life of Ukraine is the intensive development of neo-religions. It is important to conduct a deliberate policy aimed at harmonizing inter-confessional relationships by combining the efforts of the subjects themselves of the church, state and civil society. In this context, the relevant European experience may be quite useful. Europe is a multicultural, polyreligiouscommunity, in which dialogue is the most effective step towards mutual respect, mutual understanding, tolerance.
The peculiarity of the Ukrainian situation is that the largest confessions of the countries are united under the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations.

Chair:
  • Yevhen Kharkovshchenko (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv)

Panelists:
  • Mariia Bardyn (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv) - Interreligious communication based on the example of the Kiev region
  • Iryna Starovoit (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv) - Gender aspect in modern Christianity in Ukraine
  • Olha Prymak (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv) - Study of religion as a secular educational stream in Ukraine: comperative analysis
  • Mariia Nesterova (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv) -  Interreligious dialogue and legal support of religious organizations in Ukraine
  • Liudmyla Melnyk (Bila Tserkva National Agrarian University, Ukraine) - Church and Politics: Relations in Ukraine
  • Yevhen Kharkovshchenko (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv) - Inter-Orthodox dialogue in modern Ukraine

Language: English



Speakers
OP

Olha Prymak

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
MB

Mariia Bardyn

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
LM

Liudmyla Melnyk

Bila Tserkva National Agrarian University
IS

Iryna Starovoit

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
MN

Mariia Nesterova

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
YK

Yevhen Kharkovshchenko

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv


  Panel

08:30 GMT

#6/079 – From Violence to Non-violence in a religious perspective: a long way through the centuries
The sociologist Mary Jackman formulated an expansive definition of violence: corporal, written or verbal actions that cause threat or injury. Numerous cases of supposed religious violence actions, such as the Thirty Years War and the French Wars of Religion, were primarily motivated by social, political, and economic issues rather than religion. The aim of this panel is to analyze some aspects concerning the U-turn from violence to non-violence: Old Testament and Church “without money and power”, papal bulls and freedom of speech and press, Luther’s invectives and tolerance, radical change of Anabaptists after Muenster rebellion, until anarchy and anarchism. The anarchism has different ideas about use of violence while the religious anarchism supports an absolute non-violence, this idea from Lev Tolstoy spread worldwide in Christian, Catholic, Hinduism, Protestant or no confessional points of view.

Chair:
  • Loretta De Franceschi (Università di Urbino)

Panelists:
  • Giovanni Dondi dall’Orologio (Alma Mater-Università di Bologna) - Dalla Bibbia all’abolizione della pena di morte nel 2001, attraverso l’Inquisizione e le 527 esecuzioni dello stato pontificio
  • Loretta De Franceschi (Università di Urbino) - Censura ecclesiastica e controllo della circolazione a stampa: la violenza contro i libri
  • Guido Candela (Alma Mater-Università di Bologna) - La questione della violenza nell’anarchismo e nell’anarchia religiosa

Language: Italian

Speakers
LD

Loretta De Franceschi

Università di Urbino
GD

Giovanni Dondi dall’Orologio

Alma Mater-Università di Bologna
GC

Guido Candela

Alma Mater-Università di Bologna


Wednesday March 6, 2019 08:30 - 10:30 GMT
Sala Archivio – Fscire Via S. Vitale, 114, 40125 Bologna BO
  Panel
  • Language Italian
  • Language Italian

08:30 GMT