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The Sacred in Conflict

Disagreements between and within Religions

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Published on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by Anastasia Giardinelli

Summary

Disagreements arise between different religions, but can also erupt within various branches of the same faith, and the dissociation of external and internal adversaries often appears linked. Religiously motivated confrontation has continuously shaped people’s ideological landscapes and everyday realities, often causing deeply rooted conflicts, violent clashes, and ferocious infighting, which can persist throughout centuries. Which motivations inform the justification for religious beliefs of individuals and groups? What manner of duties do believers assume in the face of impending conflicts? What justifies religious institutions? What is the role of the orthodox-heterodox binary in inter- and intra-confessional disagreements?

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Presentation

Certain group conflicts have been understood as religious in nature and were expressed in normative terms such as the true and the false, the traditional and the revealed, the orthodox and the heterodox, the sacred and the profane or the sacrilegious. All such distinctions are problematic as descriptive categories, because they have been subject to constant negotiation and boundary work, both by participants in the conflicts and by scholarship. Since disputes on divergent religious beliefs and practices intersect in intricate ways with other fields of human activity (such as politics, culture or social relations), they form, as some might say, co-constructed conflicts. Disagreements arise between different religions, but can also erupt within various branches of the same faith, and the dissociation of external and internal adversaries often appears linked. Religiously motivated confrontation has continuously shaped people’s ideological landscapes and everyday realities, often causing deeply rooted conflicts, violent clashes, and ferocious infighting, which can persist throughout centuries. No less frequently, however, the rich corpus of diverse religious beliefs has encouraged societies to elaborate exegetical compromises or to admit plurality and toleration as a necessity, or even as a virtue. Tracing the historical, social, and theoretical implications of religious disagreement and the diversity of belief is presently an important task for academic research. Which motivations inform the justification for religious beliefs of individuals and groups? What manner of duties do believers assume in the face of impending conflicts? What justifies religious institutions? What is the role of the orthodox-heterodox binary in inter- and intra-confessional disagreements?

The Center for Religious Studies welcomes applications from all fields of humanities and social sciences including:

  • Anthropology
  • Economy
  • History
  • Law
  • Philology
  • Philosophy
  • Political sciences
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

and many other fields and their sub-disciplines.

Submission Guidelines

The Center will receive applications focusing on all aspects of the interplay between religions, states, and societies, in all regions and historical periods. Abstracts, no longer than 300 words, should be sent to crsconference2018@ceu.edu 

by 29 January 2018

Applicants will receive the final decision no later than 28 February 2018.

Accepted participants will have the possibility to choose to register their participation through:

  • Basic Registration Fee: 40 EUR, which covers conference participation and catering.
  • Advanced Registration Fee: 125 EUR, which also includes three nights accommodation at the CEU Residence Center and a three-day public transportation pass (more information is available at http://residencecenter.ceu.edu/).

For further information, please address crsconference2018@ceu.edu or check out the website: https://religion.ceu.edu/.

Scientific Committee

PhD Students of the Departments of History and Medieval Studies:

  • Adam Mezes
  • Heather Morris
  • Nikola Pantic
  • Barnabas Szabo
  • Emese Muntan
  • Martin Pjecha
  • Cicek Dereli
  • Egor Novikov
  • Ivana Lazaroska

Director of the Center for Religious Studies:

  • Carsten L. Wilke

Religious Studies Academic Coordinator:

  • Esther Holbrook

Places

  • Nádor utca 15
    Budapest, Hungary (1051)

Date(s)

  • Monday, January 29, 2018

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Keywords

  • orthodox, heterodox, sacrilegious, sacred, religious tradition, polemics, religious conflicts, state, society, and the church,

Contact(s)

  • Emese Muntan
    courriel : crsconference2018 [at] ceu [dot] edu

Information source

  • Emese Muntan
    courriel : crsconference2018 [at] ceu [dot] edu

To cite this announcement

« The Sacred in Conflict », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, https://calenda.org/425267

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