Call for Articles: Verging on the polemical: Patterns of embedding and escalation of religious polemics across medieval genres and cultures

Deadline Abstracts: 15. June 2017

Deadline Articles: 31. October 2017

Publication: July 2018

Journal: Medieval Worlds. Interdisciplinary and transcultural studies (Peer review, Open access), special thematic section edited by Junior-Prof. Dr. Sita Steckel, Medieval history (WWU Münster).

Verging on the polemical: Issues and questions

In past research on religious polemics during the medieval centuries, the perception of religious identities and of specific religious groups has been a central interest. As a result, texts or images which were wholly dedicated to engagement with opponents and their positions, such as the „Adversus Judaeos“ tradition in Latin Christian culture, have been a particular focus.

Yet in recent publications, concepts and strategies of „polemicizing“ themselves have been revisited – and it is clear that the different overlapping research fields interested in medieval religious polemics still have to find a shared terminology and methodology. Especially if we hope to study pre-modern religious polemics in their entangled and connected histories, the highly variable structures of polemical utterances are thus of central interest. This perspective invites a new look at the wealth of texts which only contain polemical passages, or combine different, more and less aggressive rhetorical registers. Continue reading “Call for Articles: Verging on the polemical: Patterns of embedding and escalation of religious polemics across medieval genres and cultures”

Report: Training school “Passionate Devotions. Emotions in Late Medieval and Early Modern Religious Texts, Images and Music”, WWU Münster, 26.-28.4.2017

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Training school “Passionate Devotions”, Muenster, 26.-28.4.2017