Aesthetics of Religion is a new paradigm that connects research approaches on materiality, the body, the senses, media, and religion. This network emerged from the working group “Aesthetics of Religion” (founded in 2007) of the German Association for the Study of Religion (DVRW). From 2015 to 2018, a network of fifteen scholars from Germany and abroad were part of AESTOR.NET, promoting this approach at six conferences and workshops funded by the German Research Fundation (DFG). The network of scholars recently published “The Bloomsbury Handbook of the Cultural and Cognitive Aesthetics of Religion”.
Carlo Morelli deposited Homologous Ipseitic Metanoias of Saint Paul and Doctoral Learners: A Biblical Exegesis Comparing the Transformative Journeys of Saint Paul and Doctoral Researchers in the group Aesthetics of Religion – Research Network on Humanities Commons 1 week, 3 days ago
This article presents biblical exegesis and parallel synthetic thematic analysis comparing the transformative journeys of Saint Paul and doctoral researchers concluding the religious conversion of Saint Paul of Tarsus and the identity-transforming journey a student undergoes from burgeoning researcher to doctoral scholar represent parallel…[Read more]
German Translation of Bruce Lincoln, Theses on Method. Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 17.1 (2005) 8-10, DOI: 10.1163/1570068053429910; first published Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 8.3 (1996) 225-227, online: https://religion.ua.edu/links/theses-on-method/ by Anne Koch
This essay was conceived as an ‘op-ed’ submission in response to the disturbing events in Washington D.C. this January. It is a practical application of the model of experience that was outlined in the paper ‘On Being Dimensional’. It offers a different perspective on the arguments that characterize a liberal and a conservative.
This paper addresses a curious pattern of interlocking relationships. This pattern unfolds in a fixed form of ever-changing content, or what is often described as a ‘standing wave’. I will attribute this pattern to the interactive nervous system that synchronizes the periodic effects of four, neurological functions. These functions connect a par…[Read more]
Liebe Alexandra, Danke Dir! Ja, pointiert und präzise hast Du das auf den Punkt gebracht. Die Aktionsform des zivilen Ungehorsams hatte ich im zweiten Interviewteil, der geschnitten werden musste, reingebracht. Es ist wirklich schön, das in Deiner Antwort so elegant ausformuliert zu sehen. Ich finde es erst mal begrüßenswert, wenn sich jemand für…[Read more]
Dear all, very interesting topic, and I had a few thoughts to add to this. I realised, however, that the comments on the sputnik site are populist, to put it mildly. Sputnik is a Russian news agency, which is described as promoting “alternative news”. I am not willing to engage there, but maybe people in this group who have read Esther-Maria’s…[Read more]
Der junge Journalist Valentin Raskatov von Sputnik News wollte sich mit mir über religionsästhetische Aspekte bei XR unterhalten: https://de.sputniknews.com/gesellschaft/20191021325889015-extinction-rebellion-weltuntergangssekte/ Er freut sich, wenn man ihn bei religionswissenschaftlich interessanten Themen kontaktiert.
Special Issue of Approaching Religion 7/2 2017
The ‘Beauty Fallacy’ Religion, science and the aesthetics of knowledge
edited by Arianna Borrelli, Alexandra Grieser
The new Bloomsbury Handbook of the Cultural and Cognitive Aesthetics of Religion HCCAR is published!
Bridging the gap between culture and cognition, this handbook explores both scientific and humanities approaches to understanding the biophysical processes and meanings of religious life. It theorizes aesthetics as a fundamental paradigm for…[Read more]