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Miriam Benfatto

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Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà


Call for Papers - Studying Jesus and Early Christians in Modern Times: New Perspectives & Methods (CISSR)

Studying Jesus and Early Christians in Modern Times: New Perspectives & Methods


Cristiana Facchini [],

Miriam Benfatto [] 

Since the late 15th century several different historical factors influenced the research of the Christian past and the analysis of the figure of Jesus. The increasing refinement of philology fueled by Humanism and the study of ancient texts proved to be relevant in readdressing theological questions concerning the nature of early Christianity. The Reformation set forth a religious conflict that rekindled ancient polemics and, in turn, the study of antiquity. The search for the most authentic religious experience of Jesus and the Christian community became one of the most relevant topic of different religious groups. Thanks to technological innovations such as the rise of print and the amelioration of communication infrastructures, ideas and texts circulated widely both in print and manuscripts disseminating new representations of Jesus and the early Christianity. As a result of the inception of new science and the discoveries linked to the age of exploration, new notions of religion appeared and greatly influenced the understanding of the history Christianity. Furthermore, we wish to break the scholarly periodization which separates the early modern and the modern period, aiming to connect them in order to assess when and how new notions about the study of Jesus emerged and how they accordingly changed in relations to the rise of different epistemological paradigms.

⇒ This unit will include some invited papers, as well as some selected from submissions to the call for papers.

Call for Papers opens: February 7, 2018.
Call for Papers closes: March 31, 2018.
Notification of acceptance by April 15, 2018.





Pubblicato il: 24 marzo 2018