Workshop "Liturgy, Politics, and War in Contemporary Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Europe"
Religion with its rites was not only a crucial agent of politics in premodern eras, as seminally elaborated by recent historiography but remains to contribute to political affairs today. This issue is especially evident in the recent Russian aggression on Ukraine, during which the Christian Orthodox religion has been manipulated to serve particular Russian imperialist agenda. This workshop seeks to demystify the recent uses and abuses of religion in contemporary politics, especially in the former communist countries of Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Europe, where religion is key to understanding the local societies with their entangled history. The focus of our analysis is on liturgy in particular for we believe that even today Christian worship serves as the dynamic force for shaping not only individual beliefs but also communal identities and public policies.
If you would like to participate in the event, please register by Ms. Gabriele Kaiser at
firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 24, 2023.
Link für weitere Informationen: https://www.uni-regensburg.de/theologie/liturgiewissenschaft/aktuelles/index.html
Großer Sitzungssaal des Philosophikums (PT 3.0.79)
Dr. Paweł Figurski (Universität Regensburg & Polish Academy of Sciences)
Fellow der Humboldt-Stiftung
Lehrstuhl für Liturgiewissenschaft
Fakultät für Katholische Theologie