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Quelles que soient les cultures ou les sociétés, le religieux a contribué à façonner les vies quotidiennes et continue à le faire, sous des formes renouvelées. Comment la religion a fabriqué les habitudes ? Et de quelles façons ses recompositions contemporaines, au travers de la sécularisation, contribuent à définir une histoire, une façon de penser, et donc une façon d'être ?

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09 février 2013
Divine Presence in Spain and Western Europe 1500-1960

Divine Presence in Spain and Western Europe 1500-1960

Visions, Religious Images and Photographs

William A. Christian

Central European University Press, 2012

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This study addresses the relation of people to divine beings in contemporary and historical communities, as exemplified in three strands. One is a long tradition of visions of mysterious wayfarers in rural Spain who bring otherworldly news and help, including recent examples. Another treats the seeming vivification of religious images—statues, paintings, engravings, and photographs apparently exuding blood, sweat and tears in Spanish homes and churches  in the early modern period and the revival of the phenomenon throughout Europe in the twentieth century.  Of special interest is the third ...

Denial and Repression of Antisemitism

Denial and Repression of Antisemitism

Post-Communist Remembrance of the Serbian Bishop Nikolaj Velimirović

Jovan Byford

Central European University Press, 2008

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Bishop Nikolaj Velimirović (1881–1956) is arguably one the most controversial figures in contemporary Serbian national culture. Having been vilified by the former Yugoslav Communist authorities as a fascist and an antisemite, this Orthodox Christian thinker has over the past two decades come to be regarded in Serbian society as the most important religious person since medieval times and an embodiment of the authentic Serbian national spirit. Velimirović was formally canonised by the Serbian Orthodox Church in 2003.

In this book, Jovan Byford charts the posthumous transformation of Velimirov...

Religion in the New Europe

Religion in the New Europe

Krzysztof Michalski

Central European University Press, 2006

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The articles in this volume deal with the role of Christianity in the definition of European identity. Europeans often identify advanced civilizations with secularity. But religion is very much alive in other fast developing countries of the world. In Europe, nevertheless, the organized churches very much wanted to stress the Christian character of European identity, and this engendered a lively protest focusing on the perceived threat to the secular European tradition. Also, Europe is facing its greatest cultural challenge in the demand of Turkey to be admitted as a member, and in the dema...

Emotion and Devotion

Emotion and Devotion

The Meaning of Mary in Medieval Religious Cultures

Miri Rubin

Central European University Press, 2009

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In Emotion and Devotion Miri Rubin explores the craft of the historian through a series of studies of medieval religious cultures. In three original chapters she approaches the medieval figure of the Virgin Mary with the aim of unravelling meaning and experience. Hymns and miracle tales, altarpieces and sermons – a wide range of sources from many European regions – are made to reveal the creativity and richness which they elicited in medieval people, women and men, clergy and laity, people of status and riches as well as those of modest means.  

The first chapter, "The Global 'Middle Ages',"...
Le saint des saints

Le saint des saints

Maîtres-autels et retables parisiens du XVIIe siècle

Frédéric Cousinié

Presses universitaires de Provence, 2006

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Dans le contexte de la Réforme catholique des XVIe et XVIIe siècles, le réaménagement des sanctuaires des églises devient l'un des programmes artistiques et religieux majeurs de l'époque moderne. L'édification de maîtres-autels monumentaux, associant peintures et sculptures dans une structure architecturale surmontant la table de l'autel et le tabernacle, vient manifester de façon spectaculaire la validité des principales croyances de l'Église menacées par « l'hérésie » protestante: présence réelle de la divinité dans le Saint Sacrement, culte des images, intercession des saints, validité d...

École et religion

École et religion

Hiérarchies identitaires et égalité citoyenne en République d'Irlande

Karin Fischer

Presses universitaires de Caen, 2011

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La République d’Irlande a connu au cours des vingt dernières années une véritable révolution sociale et culturelle, en s’ouvrant aux influences internationales, en entamant un processus de sécularisation et en devenant pour un temps le « Tigre celtique », pays d’immigration (ce jusqu’à la crise économique qui l’a frappée à partir de 2008). Alors que le poids traditionnel de l’Église catholique explique que celle-ci soit encore aujourd’hui la principale institution structurante d’un système éducatif irlandais fondé sur la ségrégation religieuse, la réalité d’une population de plus en plus év...

La sécularisation en Irlande

La sécularisation en Irlande

Paul Brennan (Hsgb.)

Presses universitaires de Caen, 1998

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Better known for the strength of its religious tradition and for the political violence to which such a tradition has contributed, Ireland is today undergoing a process of secularisation. Following in the footsteps of its economic modernisation, this can also be seen as the product of another tradition, that of its secular battle against sectarianism and in favour of toleration.

The Sword of Judith

The Sword of Judith

Judith Studies Across the Disciplines

Kevin R. Brine, Elena Ciletti, Henrike Lähnemann

Open Book Publishers, 2010

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The Book of Judith tells the story of a fictitious Jewish woman beheading the general of a powerful army to free her people. The parabolic story was set as an example of how God will help the righteous. Judith’s heroic action not only became a validating charter myth of Judaism itself but has also been appropriated by many Christian and secular groupings, and has been an inspiration for numerous literary texts and works of art. It continues to exercise its power over artists, authors and academics and is becoming a major field of research in its own right. The Sword of Judith is the first m...

Les cornes de Moïse. Faire entrer la Bible dans l’histoire

Developments in literary methodologies and archaeology have led scholars to question the traditional conception of biblical chronology and historiography. The starting point for Maximalist studies is the idea that the biblical story should simply be taken as true. However this position is indefensible from a scientific standpoint. Minimalists consider that everything began either during the Achaemenid period, around 400 years before our own era, or even later during the Hellenistic period. They claim that the Bible is a purely ideological construct and that the first known manuscripts date ...

Les pèlerinages au Maghreb et au Moyen-Orient

Les pèlerinages au Maghreb et au Moyen-Orient

Espaces publics, espaces du public

Sylvia Chiffoleau, Anna Madœuf (Hsgb.)

Presses de l’Ifpo, 2005

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Phénomènes sociaux de grande ampleur, les pèlerinages ne sauraient être réduits à leur seule dimension religieuse. Ils participent en effet pleinement aux mobilités qui traversent la région, alimentant le développement touristique et les échanges commerciaux.

Carrefours éphémères, évènements extraordinaires, les pèlerinages forment un creuset où viennent se croiser non seulement les hommes, mais également les biens et les idées qui essaiment au retour des pèlerins, entraînant des transformations matérielles, politiques, voire psychologiques,  importantes et souvent durables.

Rassemblant des f...

La Vie religieuse au Liban sous l'Empire romain

La Vie religieuse au Liban sous l'Empire romain

Julien Aliquot

Presses de l’Ifpo, 2009

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Between the conquest of the Near East by Rome in the first century before Jesus Christ and the closure of the temples in the fourth century of the Christian era, many pagan sanctuaries covered the mountains of Lebanon. These places of worship suspended between sky and earth have drawn the attention of the travellers and scholars since Antiquity: “I also went up from Byblos into Lebanon, a day’s journey, having learnt that there was an ancient sanctuary of Aphrodite there,” as one can read in the De Dea Syria, a treatise written in Greek in the Roman period, which tells a visit to the famous...

L'esprit de la parenté

L'esprit de la parenté

Europe et horizon chrétien

Salvatore D'Onofrio

Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l’homme, 2004

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Qu'ont en commun la Chanson de Roland, le Roman de Renart, le rôle revendiqué par le comte Spencer auprès de ses neveux lors des obsèques de sa sœur, la princesse Diana, ou la place de saint Joseph dans les tables des saints siciliennes ? Cette apparente devinette pour initiés, qui ressemble à un inventaire a la Prevert, a pour solution une intéressante situation anthropologique révélée par Salvatore D'Onofrio sous l'intitulé : inceste du troisième type, ajoutant ainsi une extension nouvelle a la définition de l'inceste. 
C'est, pour le situer dans sa forme centrale, le rapport sexuel possib...