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Deciphering Secrets Of Medieval Cathedrals: Crowdsourced Manuscript Transcriptions And Modern Digital Editions, Roger Louis Martinez-Davila, Sean Perrone, Francisco Garcia Serrano-Nebras, Maria Martin de Vidales Garcia 2019 Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Deciphering Secrets Of Medieval Cathedrals: Crowdsourced Manuscript Transcriptions And Modern Digital Editions, Roger Louis Martinez-Davila, Sean Perrone, Francisco Garcia Serrano-Nebras, Maria Martin De Vidales Garcia

Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

This paper discusses Deciphering Secrets, a large-scale transcription project linked to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to teach Spanish paleography and the SILReST paleography method. It also addresses issues of accuracy, particularly how connecting crowdsourced transcription to class assignments will increase the accuracy of transcriptions and quickly make available to the scholarly community many manuscript transcriptions from the cathedral chapters of Burgos, Plasencia, and Toledo. It discusses the refinement of editorial techniques in migration of archival materials to digital format, creating standards for text encoding, and postulates the next steps of building databases. The paper then shows how new knowledge ...


Spatial Changes Of Pilgrimage Centers In Pilgrimage Studies – Review And Contribution To Future Research, Justyna Liro, Izabela Sołjan, Elżbieta Bilska-Wodecka 2018 Jagiellonian Univeristy, Krakow

Spatial Changes Of Pilgrimage Centers In Pilgrimage Studies – Review And Contribution To Future Research, Justyna Liro, Izabela Sołjan, Elżbieta Bilska-Wodecka

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Pilgrimages and pilgrimage centres are a subject of research often undertaken from the perspective of geographic sciences. Geographical research on pilgrimage movement and sanctuaries is important due to its focus on the spatial aspect. This article analyses the current state of research on pilgrimage centres. The main trends of the current studies include: the phenomenon of pilgrimage in terms of religion, society, culture and tourism; as well as its impact, including on the development of the settlement and; studies of pilgrimage centres, in particular their impact on space in various spatial and temporal scales, as well as; the conclusions drawn ...


Screening Religiosity In Contemporary Polish Films. The Role Of Religious Motifs In Visual Communication., Mariola Marczak 2018 University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland

Screening Religiosity In Contemporary Polish Films. The Role Of Religious Motifs In Visual Communication., Mariola Marczak

Journal of Religion & Film

In the paper the Polish contemporary cinema has been explored as a vehicle through which films can reflect and communicate social issues, such as religiosity of Polish society, the character of it, the ways of expression and values promoted by it. The main components of modern Polish religiosity are shown as they are exhibited in film works perceived as part of modern visual culture. The examination also comprises most frequently and typically tools used for communicating or revealing the transcendent sphere in the contemporary Polish films, such as Christ-figures - including apocryphal ones and parables. They are considered as a narrative ...


Ask The Beasts Of The Southern Wild: Exploring Human Identity As Beast, Being And Beholder In Ask The Beasts: Darwin And The God Of Love And Beasts Of The Southern Wild, Stephanie Cherpak Clary 2018 Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington, VT

Ask The Beasts Of The Southern Wild: Exploring Human Identity As Beast, Being And Beholder In Ask The Beasts: Darwin And The God Of Love And Beasts Of The Southern Wild, Stephanie Cherpak Clary

Journal of Religion & Film

Anthropocentrism and hierarchical dualism together encourage a dangerous anthropology where human primacy among creation and the prioritization of certain humans leads to destruction for all. During a time when suffering caused by climate change continues to intensify, it is increasingly important to find compelling ways to share the stories of those who suffer most. I will explore how Beasts of the Southern Wild (Zeitlin, 2012) contextualizes the ecofeminist theology found in Johnson’s Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love (2014), specifically the idea of humans identifying as beasts, beings and beholders. Furthermore, I will discuss how the ...


Nicholas Of Cusa In Ages Of Transition: Essays In Honor Of Gerald Christianson, Jason Aleksander 2018 San Jose State University

Nicholas Of Cusa In Ages Of Transition: Essays In Honor Of Gerald Christianson, Jason Aleksander

Jason Aleksander

Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464) was active during the Renaissance, developing adventurous ideas even while serving as a churchman. The religious issues with which he engaged – spiritual, apocalyptic and institutional – were to play out in the Reformation. These essays reflect the interests of Cusanus but also those of Gerald Christianson, who has studied church history, the Renaissance and the Reformation. The book places Nicholas into his times but also looks at his later reception. The first part addresses institutional issues, including Schism, conciliarism, indulgences and the possibility of dialogue with Muslims. The second treats theological and philosophical themes, including nominalism, time ...


A Culture Of Loyalty And Secrecy: Spotlight And The Power Of Organized Religion In America, Sara E. Juarez 2018 Grand Valley State University

A Culture Of Loyalty And Secrecy: Spotlight And The Power Of Organized Religion In America, Sara E. Juarez

Cinesthesia

The paper utilizes the imagery and story of Tom McCarthy's 2015 film Spotlight to create reveal how deeply rooted Christian values are in American society. The paper also challenges this dominant ideology by highlighting the corrupt institutional efforts to maintain a pure image of the Church.


Merton & Blake, Revisited, Michael W. Higgins 2018 Sacred Heart University

Merton & Blake, Revisited, Michael W. Higgins

Michael W. Higgins

This December is the fiftieth anniversary of Merton’s still highly controversial death in Thailand. A recent polemic, The Martyrdom of Thomas Merton, uses the strange inconsistencies surrounding that death to paint a dark picture of CIA intrigue, monastic complicity, and elaborate cover-up by the Gethsemani authorities—presenting Merton’s death as the final execution of the ’68 triad that began with Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. But beyond such dramatic conspiracy theories, why should we still care about Thomas Merton? Why should we still be drawn to a cloistered monk who had an affair with a nurse; to ...


Perpetua And Felicity: The Unofficial Lesbian Saints, Mari Tonsfeldt 2018 University of North Dakota

Perpetua And Felicity: The Unofficial Lesbian Saints, Mari Tonsfeldt

Essential Studies UNDergraduate Showcase

The concept of homosexuality did not exist prior to the nineteenth century. In literature, this made lesbians a rarity. With the absence of women writers and even fewer lesbian writers, the question for historians became how to find our queer ancestors. Defining anyone in the Medieval Age as homosexual is anachronistic at but modern lesbians could hardly be the first.

Saints Perpetua and Felicity are commonly regarded among the LGBTQ community and members of the Catholic Church as the Patron Saints of Same-Sex Relationships but in St. Perpetua’s self-penned diary and martyr story, the two women have only one ...


Laschelles' "Pontifex Maximus: A Short History Of The Popes" (Book Review), Carl P. Olson 2018 Towson University

Laschelles' "Pontifex Maximus: A Short History Of The Popes" (Book Review), Carl P. Olson

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Teaching Magis At College: Meaning, Mission, And Moral Responsibility, Marcus Mescher 2018 Xavier University

Teaching Magis At College: Meaning, Mission, And Moral Responsibility, Marcus Mescher

Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal

Jesuit colleges and universities highlight terms like magis to accentuate the specific charism of Jesuit education. But when these words and phrases are separated from their context in Ignatian spirituality and the mission of the Society of Jesus, they risk becoming banal jargon. When magis is properly understood and effectively taught, it provides a fundamental horizon of meaning, calls everyone to partner in the mission of Jesuit education, and empowers faculty, staff, and students to embrace moral responsibility in a world marked by sin and suffering. In the praxis of teaching magis, contemplation, imagination, and vocation discernment are three steps ...


Present Condition And Role Of The Catholic Church In Poland, Alfred Marek Wierzbicki 2018 John Paul II Catholic University

Present Condition And Role Of The Catholic Church In Poland, Alfred Marek Wierzbicki

Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe

My remarks about the present condition and role of the Catholic Church in Poland are not based on formal sociological research, for I am not a sociologist. I would like just to share some observations and concerns about the situation in which I live as Christian and priest. My report is mostly based on the personal experience, but in spite of the subjective perspective I seek to objectivize my views as much as possible by taking into account a broader context.


Outspoken Theologian Visiting Cape Breton, 2018 Selected Works

Outspoken Theologian Visiting Cape Breton

Michael W. Higgins

SYDNEY, N.S. — A Catholic academic who once made headlines for his public criticism of Pope Benedict XVI is the next guest speaker in the Father Greg MacLeod Lecture Series.
Michael Higgins, a well-known Canadian liberal Catholic leader and former president of Fredericton’s St. Thomas University, is scheduled to make three presentations of an address entitled the Shock, Genius and Relevance of Catholic Social Teaching.


Catholic Social Teaching And The Christian Responsibility To The Poor, Rose Aspholm 2018 College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University

Catholic Social Teaching And The Christian Responsibility To The Poor, Rose Aspholm

School of Theology and Seminary Graduate Papers/Theses

This paper examines the development of the Catholic Church’s understanding of the Christian responsibility to people who are poor through papal and conciliar documents, Scripture, and the writings of patristic authors.


Physicality And Devotion In Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber’S Rosary Sonatas, Roseen Giles 2018 Duke University

Physicality And Devotion In Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber’S Rosary Sonatas, Roseen Giles

Yale Journal of Music & Religion

The Rosary Sonatas of Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644–1704) for solo violin were likely composed in the late 1670s, and were dedicated to the composer’s patron, the Archbishop of Salzburg Maximilian Gandolph von Kuenburg. The sonatas in this remarkable set of fifteen are preceded by copperplate engravings, each depicting one of the mysteries of the rosary. The pieces display Biber’s extensive use of scordatura, an unusual “discordant” tuning, notated with a semi-tablature in which the visual contours of the notation on the page are at odds with the audible contours of the phrases. Biber’s sonatas are ...


The Relevance Of Poullart Des Places For Spiritan Identity And Mission, Raymond Jung C.S.Sp. 2018 Duquesne University

The Relevance Of Poullart Des Places For Spiritan Identity And Mission, Raymond Jung C.S.Sp.

Spiritan Horizons

No abstract provided.


Amoris Laetitia - Joy Of Love Or Scandal Of Heresy?, George S. Worgul Jr., Ph.D, S.T.D. 2018 Duquesne University

Amoris Laetitia - Joy Of Love Or Scandal Of Heresy?, George S. Worgul Jr., Ph.D, S.T.D.

Spiritan Horizons

No abstract provided.


Interreligious Dialogue In A Postmodern Culture - The Challenges And Development Of Inclusive Religious Pluralism Vis-À-Vis Levinas' Philosophy Of Being, Marinus C. Iwuchukwu 2018 Duquesne University

Interreligious Dialogue In A Postmodern Culture - The Challenges And Development Of Inclusive Religious Pluralism Vis-À-Vis Levinas' Philosophy Of Being, Marinus C. Iwuchukwu

Spiritan Horizons

No abstract provided.


My Hope As An African, Bonaventure Ikenna Ugwu C.S.Sp. 2018 Duquesne University

My Hope As An African, Bonaventure Ikenna Ugwu C.S.Sp.

Spiritan Horizons

No abstract provided.


Pope Francis, Joy Of Holiness, William Cleary C.S.Sp. 2018 Duquesne University

Pope Francis, Joy Of Holiness, William Cleary C.S.Sp.

Spiritan Horizons

No abstract provided.


150 Years Of Spiritan Presence And Mission In Mainland Tanzania, Philip Massawe C.S.Sp. 2018 Duquesne University

150 Years Of Spiritan Presence And Mission In Mainland Tanzania, Philip Massawe C.S.Sp.

Spiritan Horizons

No abstract provided.


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